Summit Maja Jezerce - 2694m

Albania

Prokletije translates as the Accursed Mountains. This impenetrable mountain range is located at the border between Montenegro and Albania. Only since the border restrictions were eased, a bit more then a decade ago , it is possible to explore this amazing European wildernis. Join us on this 2-day expedition to the summit of Maja Jezerce (2694m).

Itinerary

Day 1: A warm welcome

The trip starts in the Montenegrin town of Gusinje, that you can reach by public transport from Podgorica and other places in Montenegro. The local Dedushaj family runs a charming guesthouse a bit out of town. From the terrace you have a wonderful view into the valley of Ropojana and the Dinaric summits that surround it. Tomorrow we will be "up there".

At the dinner you be welcomed by the guide. You will receive a short but necessary safety instruction.

title image_GDC35SN89Y66JL4Rtitle image_3BVNM5QXAAMKZ9YB

The trail enters the valley that connects Montenegro with Albania. A scenic and easy trail for the first 2 hours. As we turn left the trail gets steeper and we climb to the Jezerce saddle. In front of us we catch the first glimpse of our target: Maja Jezerce. But before we get there we have to descend a bit to reach the bivouac where we pitch the tents for tonight. In total we cover 11 km (+1100m - 500m) in approximately 6 hours.

title image_UZHFH69H4CP2GGFQtitle image_YPMLCZRRBAZCMZB5title image_W2Q8ZC2C9RSGN4JKtitle image_5TAETVX5QX37XEEE

After an early breakfast we start our attempt for the summit. It's "only" 3,5 kilometer and on each kilometer we gain 300 meters of altitude. It sounds easy, but it's not. The wild & rocky terrain makes Maja Jezerce quite a challenge, even for the more experienced hikers among us. To make life easier, we can leave our heavy gear at the basecamp.

After approximately 5 hours we are back at the basecamp, pack our stuff and prepare for the final descend of 2 more hours. The transport awaits us there and less then 1 hour later we are back at the guesthouse.

Let's say cheers to a great short adventure!

title image_QRGZ4ZLDG4J9QJFLtitle image_VPAQNNPK9286B87Ktitle image_RK7VXSA2DBKGWAELtitle image_QKBKTJUKBH9TZP5Ktitle image_JV8RT9FW6Z6SFE2L

After a good recovery sleep and a breakfast, time has come to say goodbye.

Book Now

August 2021
Mon
2 Aug
12:00AM
Thu
5 Aug
12:00AM
€295

Based on€295 EUR

Book

15 spaces

Sun
15 Aug
12:00AM
Wed
18 Aug
12:00AM
€295

Based on€295 EUR

Book

15 spaces

Sun
29 Aug
12:00AM
Wed
1 Sep
12:00AM
€295

Based on€295 EUR

Book

15 spaces

Mon
6 Sep
12:00AM
Thu
9 Sep
12:00AM
€295

Based on€295 EUR

Book

15 spaces

FAQs

  • Transfer from Gusinje to the lodge at 15:00 on day 1
  • Transfer from the lodge to the start of the trekking & return from the end of the trekking
  • 2 nights at a lodge in Ropojana Valley
  • 1 night wild camping 
  • Rental of tents, sleeping bag and inflatable matress
  • 3 meals daily from dinner day 1 until breakfast day 4 
  • Guidance by professional mountain guide
  • Transfer from the lodge to Gusinje bus station at 09:30 on day 4
  • Cross border permit (we need a copy of your ID or passport for this)
  • Drinks at the dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratitudes for the guide

The lodge is not easy to find and there is no public transport to the village, so we collect you with a van at 15:00 from the main busstation in Gusinje. You will recognice your driver and guide by the Skyhook sign.

The hiking is noth physically and technically quite challenging. If you suffer fear of heights, better not subscribe for this trip. Keep in mind that on day 1 you hike with a tent, a sleeping bag, warm clothes and food o your back. All together you carry appr. 12-14 kg. On the most technical section, to the summit, you can travel mich lighter.  

The first and third night you are accmodated in a nice wooden lodge on shared rooms (2-4 persons per room, couples will get a private room) with private bathroom. 

During the trekking you will sleep in a tent in the mountains. 

At the lodge you will be pampered by mother the cook. She prepares lovely traditional Albanian / Montenegrin fusion food. Coffee and tea are included at breakfast. Drinks at the dinner are paid seperately (cash only).

The guys form the guesthouse will supply us with 2 lunchpacks, 1 breakfast and an easy to prepare dinner that we take to the mountains and heat on the fire. At the bivouac there are no other drinks available besised tea and water that we bring along.

It is recommended to bring additionally your own energy bars, candies and cookies. 

We do not allow more then 15 persons per group.

You need to be minimum 18 years old.

During the hikes we cross the border into Albania. Since we do not use the official road border crossings we need to aannounce this to the local police to acquire the documents and permits to cross th eborder legally. Without a border permit you cannot join this trip. Processing the permit takes uo to 10 days.

Provided by YUGO Travel

Skyhook Adventure is an Authorised Agent of YUGO Travel. Please familiarise yourself with the YUGO Travel Terms & Conditions and Skyhook Adventure's Terms & Conditions.