Hiking in the Holy Mount of Tomor is an amazing experience. The region’s holy mountain unfolds great beauties and a unique view of the wild surroundings. The hiking tour lasts around 3 hours and it is available to everyone (no professional skills are required). Not far from Berat’s city center, the ancient home of the Illyrian gods, Mount Tomor, rises some 2416 meters above sea level. The mountain is famous for the National Park Tomori (Parku Kombëtar Mali i Tomorrit), but also has a deeper, spiritual significance. This sacred mountain, named for and presided over in Albanian lore by Baba Tomor or Father Tomor, carries a special significance among even modern day Albanians. Another of the country’s fascinating traditions, Tomor exemplifies much about the Albanian spirit.
Normally we leave early in the morning from Berat city with SUV (4X4 minivan). We start from hotel Castle Park or we can come and pick you up close to your hotel in the city. We drive for about 45 minutes to Dardha village (10 km paved and 8 km off road). There we start the hiking to the Castle of Mount Tomor where we enjoy a picnic lunch and we meet local people. Hiking lasts in total 3-4 hours. INSTRUCTIONS You should have worn & taken with you • Very warm light wear • Shoes / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery • hood, gloves, scarf • Sunlight protection cream • A smile All your clothes and personal belongings are in a bag which can be easily transported.