Welcome to Plav

As if knowing that such beauty demands a mirror, Lake Plav (Plavsko jezero) has positioned itself to provide it. Devastatingly pretty, it swarms with tiny fish swimming between the reeds and water lilies, and a chorus of birds and frogs sing their contentment to call it home. The human occupants seem rather less appreciative, judging by the amount of rubbish washing into it from the township. The lakeside road passes a crop of massive turreted houses that either take their inspiration from fairy tales or nightmares, take your pick.

Plav is a predominantly Muslim town, with 80% of locals identifying their ethnicity as Bosniak or Muslim and a further 9% as Albanian.

Plav and nearby Gusinje are the best towns to access Prokletije National Park.

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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productThe group will meet at Prishtina Airport before transferring (1hr 20 min) to the district of Peja.After having lunch, you will pick up to another few km to Rugova canyon when we try Via Ferrata and Zip Line.Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Rugova Canyon, PecAfter breakfast, we set out on beautiful lake Hrid Jezero for a cool swim in the middle of a forest.After having rest, we continue to a vantage point providing magnificent views of the surrounding landscape where We enjoy a picnic lunch in this picturesque setting surrounded by a lot of beechtrees. The mostly off-trail route passes through typical patches of forest with panoramic views of the Prokletije including Albanian Alps off in the distance. After finishing the trek this afternoon, ashort coffee rest in the town with a view of Plav Lake before transfer to nearby Village, our home for tonight.Duration: 8 hoursLocation: Plav Lake, Plav, Plav MunicipalityThe village of Theth is one of the most picturesque and one of the most virgin places in Northern Albania. Preserved by the wild nature and very bad roads, the village has still the Kulla and otherbuildings dating back in middle ages.After the past few days of relatively challenging trekking, today is shorter (about 4 hours). We will start walking from the guesthouse and visit the attractions in and around the village, such as thestone-build Catholic Church, the blood feud tower ‘Kulla e Ngujimit’, the waterfall, the Grunasi Canyon, bathtubs of Nderlysa, and the Blue Eye before we turn back.Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Theth National Park, Theth, Shkoder CountyToday our trail heads towards spectacular Valbona Pass. It's not a particularly hard walk and is one that is attempted by many first-time mountain walkers. For the next couple of hours, the trailclimbs slightly more steeply towards higher ground and we walk over a pass known as Valbona Pass.The valley is known for the rare natural beauties, high mountains, biodiversity and natural monuments. The views and landscapes are very stunning, particularly in the clear summer nights, in the light of the moon, as the stars stand and watch, nestled in the lap of Albania Alps, it is just a place beyond your imagination.Duration: 6 hoursLocation: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona, Kukes CountyWe have most of the morning at leisure to relax and enjoy the fresh air of mountains before going to a lovely city, the heart of cultural heritage in Kosovo, Prizren where we spend the night. Ourfinal day exploration takes us to many of Kosovo's most notable sights including Old Pazar of Gjakova; Hadum Mosque in Gjakova; Visoki Decani Monastery; the city of Wine, Rahovec and the historic city of Prizren.Duration: 5 hoursLocation: Kalaja Fortress, Prizren