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Did you know that the hiking in Albania is some of the best in the world?

Ok, maybe not the best in the world, but definitely some of the most beautiful trails and views I’ve ever had the pleasure to lay eyes on.

I’ve hiked in the Himalayas in Nepal, explored Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, summited a 19,000 ft active volcano and trekked the stunning rainbow mountains in Peru and much more.

I consider myself a fairly active traveler and my standards are pretty high… yet, the Albanian mountains still crushed them.

If you’re thinking about hiking in Albania, Theth National Park is the best destination.

The national park is remote (only one dirt road leads in and out) but still easy to reach in a few hours from the capital city of Tirana. These 10 photos of hiking in Albania will give you a pretty solid idea of what kind of views and treks to expect when you plan a trip to the Albanian mountains! 

(Now that you’re inspired, use the complete Theth Guide to turn your travel dream into a reality!)

Want more of the outdoors? Join our new Sustainable Hiking Collective on Facebook to connect with the international hiking community, discover new destinations, join virtual trail cleanups, and take part in monthly sustainability challenges. 

 

Albania's Accursed Mountains

1. Viewpoint on the drive into Theth National Park

 

the drive into Theth, Albania

2. The second viewpoint on the drive into the park, before descending into the valley

 

mountain town of Theth, Albania

3.  The tiny town of Theth, where we stayed in a guesthouse and started our treks every morning
[Click here to book your stay at Guesthouse Pashko]

 

hiking to the Blue Eye in Theth

4. Hiking to the Blue Eye of Theth, one of the top sites in the park 
[How to trek to the Blue Eye of Theth]

 

the Blue Eye in Theth

5. The Blue Eye of Theth

 

hiking in Albania to the Blue Eye of Theth

6. Returning to Theth after the visiting the Blue Eye swimming hole

 

Hike from Theth to Valbona Peak

7. Hiking another popular route to Valbona Peak
[How to hike to Valbona Peak]

 

hiking in Theth

8. Mountain views on the trek to Valbona Peak

 

hiking in Albania to Valbona Peak

9. The view from Valbona Peak 

 

10. Sunset at our guesthouse before heading back to Tirana in the morning!
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Hiking in Albania is a must for any adventure traveler. The views were breathtaking and the cost of living in the country was unbelievable at times.

The stunning Albanian mountains in this little known park are truly a hikers paradise.

The food was delicious, the wifi was weak, and the hospitality couldn’t have been more warm and welcoming. Get off the grid completely and disconnect from the real world with a few days of hiking in Albania at Theth National Park!

 

Ready to go?

Compare flight prices on Skyscanner to find the best deals to Albania and book your stay at Guesthouse Pashko (my personal recommendation) in Theth National Park.

Then, stick around to plan your trip with the complete guide to Theth National Park or explore more destinations in Albania like the lakeside town of Shkoder and the capital city of Tirana.

Finally, join our new Sustainable Hiking Collective on Facebook to connect with the international hiking community, discover new destinations, join virtual trail cleanups, and take part in monthly sustainability challenges!

 

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