Snowshoeing in the holy Mount of Tomor

Albania, with the collapse of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania in 1991, is the country of the hidden gems. A Mediterranean paradise, still visited less than neighbouring Greece and Italy. On the this snowshoeing trip we’ll discover an un tamed and rugged landscape, snow-capped Tomorri mountain, the world value of religion tolerance and a genuine subsistence hospitality. This is an epic experience for adventure traveler.
ALBANIA

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana (TIA)

Highlights

  • Snowshoeing of Tomor Mountain
  • Visit of Bektashi Tekke
  • Culture trip of UNESCO’s site Berat
  • Taste of local food

Optional tour

  • Kayaking and birdwatching in Karavasta lagoon
  • Berat Wine tasting

General Trip Information

Level of difficulty (1-5) 3
Experience required: It is required previous hiking experience.
Duration of the tour 2 days

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Need To Know

Instructions

Things You Should Bring on the Hike

  • Backpack. Recommended waterproof backpack;
  • Appropriate footwear. Snow waterproof hiking boots;
  • Snow gear and extra clothing. Because the weatherman is not always right.  Dressing in layers allows you to adjust to changing weather and activity levels. Two rules: avoid cotton (it keeps moisture close to your skin) and always carry a cap. Do not forget warm socks and a warm waterproof snow jacket and hiking trousers.
  • Sun cream and sun glasses;

Location

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Day I

Discovering Berat

Meeting point – Hotel Castle Park, Berat. We can come and pick you up in any hotel or guest house in Tirana upon request. The city of Berat in south-central Albania, is renowned for its historic architecture and scenic beauty.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Berat was one of the most important Albanian cities during the Ottoman era, and a major craft center specializing in wood carving. Today, it is one of the best preserved Ottoman cities in the Balkans. Traditional dinner and accommodation in hotel Castle Park.

Day II

Snowshoeing in Tomorr mountain

Early breakfast and departure 5 a:m. SUV trip to Bektashi Tekke (about 2 hours) and preparation for the snowshoeing. The snowshoeing experience will last about 5 hours,reaching the Tomorri Peak and coming back to the Tekke.
After the snowshoeing we will enjoy a local lunch and departure for Berat. If the time promises we highly recommend the wine tasting tour in Nurellary winery.

In Albanian folklore, Mount Tomorr is anthropomorphized and associated with the legendary figure of  Baba Tomor , envisioned as an old giant with a long flowing white beard and four female eagles hovering above him and perching on his snow-covered slopes. According to German folklorist  Maximilian Lambertz , Baba Tomor is the remnant of an Illyrian  deity. Nowadays is a pilgrimage destination for the Bektashi religion.

Not Included

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!

Flexibility

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.

Dates & Prices

Price: 120 €

Available Dates
  • January 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019
E.g., 10/22/2019
Please choose the date of your tour from the allowed dates in the left.

 

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Active Albania offers pickup service from the airport and back after you finish your trip if preferred. Contact Us for more information.

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