Qaf Shtama National Park is located 25 km northeast of Kruja. The spectacular views and high peaks of this location are truly breath taking. In the Qafe Shtama Park we will find the most important source of water of Tirana “Kroi i Nenes Mbretëreshë” (The source of the Queen Mother), which is known for its clean, clear and healthy water. It brings the legend of the source with the Albanian royal family together, which is supposedly a day of water supply from this source could be after the year 1932 by a testing laboratory in Vienna this as the best water in the country had been awarded.
North of the pass road is the major part of the park, mostly undeveloped land with mountain forests, where pines, beech and oaks dominate. The black pines are one of the most important resources in Albania. The forest retreat for offering brown bears, wolves, foxes and various birds. The highest point to which it rises steeply from the pass to the north, are the Maja e Liqenit (1724 meters).
General Trip Information
Level of difficulty (1-5) 2
Things You Should Bring on the Hike
The present trip starts from 60 Eur/person. A minimum of 4 persons is required. In any other case you’re very welcomed to send us an email and we will check if it is possible to join a conirmed group in the present adventure.
Meeting point – Tirana
We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guest house in Tirana and from any other city in Albania upon request.
Duration of the trip: About 9 hours
We leave from Tirana early in the morning and we will drive for about 1.5 hour to the starting of the hiking trail. We will hike up to Maja e Liqenit, Qafe Shtama National Park for about 2 hours. We will do a for about 1 hour. An amazing view of Tirana city, the Adriatic sea, Bovilla lake and the Albanian Alps will open in front od us. Than we will hike down for about 2 hours. A delicious local lunch is waiting for us.
For the present activity you should love the outdoors, own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year. Kids over 14 years old are very welcomed.
The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll have extra activities (optional tour) if you choose them, and you’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip, though you won’t need to pull out your wallet every few minutes on your Active Albania adventure tour!
We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.