Fri 13 Aug - Fri 20 Aug 2021


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The challenge

  • Traverse lush green valleys, wildflower meadows and craggy passes in Albania and Montenegro
  • Scale the heights of the Zla Kolata, Montenegro‚Äôs highest mountain
  • Hike to the remote valley of Theth in the heart of the Albanian Alps
  • Cross the jagged heights of the Valbona Pass
  • Encounter a traditional way of life in remote villages

Albania is a country with unspoiled landscapes and a traditional way of life. This little visited corner of Europe offers both astonishing beauty and wonderful hospitality. The spectacular Accursed Mountains are virtually impenetrable apart from a series of high passes that link remote communities to the outside world. 

Following some ancient paths, you will hike in the south west of Montenegro and encounter some breath-taking landscapes with views of mount Taljanka and mount Volušnica, as well as the majestic Karanfili peaks. 

From the remote village of Thethi in the heart of the Albanian Alps, you’ll head over the spectacular Valbona Pass and down into the Valbona valley. Your final challenge will be to conquer Zla Kolata, Montenegro’s highest mountain (2,534m) before you can finally celebrate your achievements with a boat trip on Lake Koman. 


Trek Albania Thethi meadows

Trek Albania Thethi meadows

Trek Albania traditional food

Trek Albania traditional food

Trek Albania Thethi Guesthouse

Trek Albania Thethi Guesthouse

Trek Albania rest stop

Trek Albania rest stop

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We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6546. Many of the flight-inclusive challenges on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This ATOL protection only covers challenges that include flights booked by Charity Challenge and that originate in the UK. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

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