General Trip Information
Level of difficulty (1-5) 3
Experience required: It is required previous hiking experience.
Duration of the tour 2 days
Things You Should Bring on the Hike
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.
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.
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.