Peaks of the Balkan - Prokletije
The last few years I have my spent holidays in my favorite mountains - Prokletije. This year was the same, but goal was different: we wanted to go where we haven't been yet. This is not difficult, even after more than 10 years of exploring this mountain region.On the first day we did Maja Rosit, the third peak of Montenegro. It is a long and demanding hike, but without major technical difficulties. The summit is between the Valbona and Ropojana valleys.
It does not make sense to tell you how it was, you must go and see it by yourself! We spent the next three days on a cross-border trekking trail between Montenegro and northern Albania: through Ropojana valley to Thethi National Park, then to Valbona valley and finally over Preslopit pass below the Kolata peaks back to Montenegro. Amazing, awesome, impressive...!!! The trail is part of 190 km. long cross-border hiking trail: "Peaks of the Balkan". It requires a good physical condition. In Albania it was very nice, people were friendly, food and accomodation were found in many guesthouses or campsites. Simple, but good and cheap. No shops in these valleys - you eat what they produce. The trails are guite well marked. Huge rocks are all around. No doubt we will come back. I wonder how it looks in winter. Thanks to Ana, my girlfriend- this was her idea:-)
The highest point is Međeđi Vrh (2138m), to witch several hiking tours can be made. There are no marked trails and navigation is difficult, but exactly for that reason Maganik enjoys the reputation of a real, untouched wilderness, where there is room only for the most persistent and capable mountaineers only.