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Travel Guide (flexible 7-13 day route) of this custom route available on Thatch: https://share.thatch.co/kGLQ.

ABOUT THE HIKE
In July 2022 I hikes a self-made variant of the Peaks of the Balkans trail in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. My route started in Theth Albania crossing over to Valbone, Çerem, Döberdol and climbing the tallest peak in Kosovo (Gjeravica). I then crossed into Montenegro to Plav via Hrid Lake and Babino Polje. From there I hiked through Prokletije national park to Vusanje and Gusinje. I visited the Grebaje valley, and then got to the valley of the lakes to ascent the tallest peak in the Albanian Alps: Maja e Jezerca (Jezercë). I then made my way through the Poljanska valley of the Accursed Mountains, where I’d camped last winter (https://youtu.be/KaNzQwppzLw) and over the Qafa e Pejës pass back to Theth.

GEAR
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This is an ambient film without dialog.

Timestamps:
0:00 Day 1: Cowboy camping in Valbone [24km, 1800m]
4:08 Day 2: The day I cut myself [19km, 1600m]
7:45 Day 3: Sunset above Döberdol [27km, 2100m]
11:36 Day 4: Tallest peak in Kosovo (Gjeravica) [16km, 1200m]
15:11 Day 5: The best food [24km, 800m]
17:11 Day 6: Foggy forests to Hrid Lake and Plav [20km, 700m]
21:48 Day 7: Camping on top of the mountain [21km, 1900m]
26:32 Day 8: 70% descent and best sandwich above Grebaje valley [22km, 1700m]
34:00 Day 9: Foggy day to Vusanje [16km, 300m]
35:00 Day 10: Valley of the lakes [17km, 1300m]
37:34 Day 11: Tallest peak in Albanian Alps: Maja Jezercë [25km, 1800m]
41:30 Day 12: Down to Theth [15km, 500m]
45:03 Outro

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