A Hike to the Blue Eye & ThethGo Back
A gorgeous hike to one of the gems of northern Albania
What To Expect
This tour will take you from Shkodra to the mountain pass of “Qafe Thorë”, the Blue Eye, and to Theth. From Qafe Thore we will hike down to the Blue Eye (Syri kaltër), the jewel of the Shala / Theth valley and then continue on to Theth where we will spend one night.
This tour is quite short but gives a good introduction for travelers that may have less time to spend in the mountains.
If you didn't already know, the Blue Eye is a very large basin of water with an overhanging waterfall of pure azure blue. The premises have wooden terraces where you can eat and drink in the soothing shade of the trees while listening to the sound of the river. For the most courageous we encourage a quick dip into the blue eye - the water is so cold that swimming even for a few seconds is a challenge!
ItineraryWe will start around 7:00 am from the Cathedral where our guide will pick you up. The driver will drop us off at the pass of Thorë with a beautiful 1676 m panoramic view. The hike is through the forest and so shady, which is very pleasant in the warm season. The descent to the blue eye is approximately 5 km with an elevation of 900 m, but the passage is not dangerous. We will head through a vast meadow to get on to the forest trail. After a few kilometers in the undergrowth, we will cross a beautiful stream and encounter a few small houses along the canals of irrigation. You will then have deserved the unique spectacle of the Blue Eye! After a break of two hours or so, we will continue on for an approximately 3 hour hike to Theth where you will spend the night. The following day you will have until 12:00 to enjoy the scenic views and if you like, the opportunity to visit an additional nearby waterfall.
- Departure from the center of Shkodër at 7:00
- Arrive at "Qafe Thore Pass": 1 1/2 hours
- Hike to the Blue Eye 2-3 hours
- Hike to Theth 3 hours
- Overnight in a Guesthouse in Theth with meals included
- The next day our driver will leave Theth at 12:00 arriving in Shkoder at approximately 15:00
What To Bring
- Water & Picnic food for the first day of hike
- Hiking Shoes
- Backpack for an overnight stay
As a social enterprise we value fairness and transparency. Here is exactly what your money pays for:
|Guide per person||50 €|
|Salaries & Costs||5 €|
|Accommodation, Dinner & Breakfast||25 €|
Price is per person and is calculated for a minimum of 2 people. A deposit of 25 Euros per person is required in advance to reserve this tour. This tour can not be done self guided.