The Highest Mountains

2024 Dates
May
June:

Each tour 5 Days hiking /8 Days Total.

Max.12 people per tour.

Experience: No need for high level of  experience.

Physical Fitness: Participants must be in good physical condition.

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Description

Climbing to the country’s highest peak is a great way to enjoy both a unique adventure and a great vantage point during your travels. On this hiking trip among the highest peaks of the Macedonia and Albania borderline, we will hike up to Mount Korab 2764m. Korab is the highest peak of Macedonia and Albania Shara Mountains, with Titov peak(2747m.) Baba mountain, with Pelister peak (2601m.) These are the best summits. Furthermore, these mountains are often cultural and historical landmarks, which adds a plus to the climb. The extra experience will be to learn about Macedonian culture while staying in historic towns and villages, the traditional warm hospitality of your hosts, and the taste of traditional food and wine.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Macedonia, meeting at the airport. Depending on the arrival time, and if time allows it, short sightseeing of Skopje. Next, we will be the transfer to Popova Sapka, a ski resort at 1750m. Here we spend the first night.

Day 2: Hike up to Titov vrv (Tito peak)  Our hiking day will start early in the morning. We will go up to 2747 meters high to the Titov Vrv (Tito peak) It is the highest peak of the Šar Mountains, very close to the border with Kosovo. From the peak, we will descend back to the hotel short beer break in the hotel and we will be transferred in the hotel located in the Mavrovo National Park. The duration of the hike for today is 7 to 9 hours, 21 km. with a height difference of 1,050 m. 

Day 3: Mount Korab. Today we start early from the hotel to the start point with a 45-minute.drive with the jeep on an unpaved road first we need to be checked at the border police station on the road and once we are we continue to our starting point, at 1450m. The goal of the day will be to ascend to 2764 meters and climb Mount Korab the highest peak in Macedonia. After descending from the peak we go back to the hotel. The duration of this hiking day is 8 to 9 hours. 19 km.with 1325 m. altitude difference. 

Day 4: Velivar Peak. The route starts from the highest village in this region, the village of Bitushe. 1030m. The trail is mild at the beginning and continues along thick beech woodland until it reaches Lake Lokuv. From here, the route passes by a mount small dairy continuing to pastures. The route becomes steeper up to the ridge between the Republic of Macedonia and Albania, close to Peak Velivar 2373m. After the descent from the peak, we have a 2-hour transfer to Ohrid city where we will spend the night. As part of our transfer to Ohrid, we will stop for some refreshment and coffee, and visit the Monastery St. John Baptist. Then, we will go to our accommodation in Ohrid city. The duration of this hiking day is 7 to 8 hours. 16 km. with a 1343 m altitude difference. 

Day 5: It’s planned to enjoy a fine rest day in the city of Ohrid and the surrounding. We have an option for a guided city tour followed by a fine lunch by the lake. Or we can have other activities like Boat sailing, kayaking, sup riding, etc.

Day 6: Hiking to Galicica National park Magaro Peak. In the morning checkout from the hotel and we have 40 min. drive to the starting point of the hike at 1560 m. Duration of the today’s hike is 4 to 5 hours total length of 8.5km. with an altitude change of 700m. During the hiking and from the peak of Magaro 2255m. we have a beautiful view of the two largest lakes in Macedonia – the Ohrid Lake and Prespa Lake. From the peak, we descend to the starting point and we have 1h. drive to the Bitola city where will spend the night. On the way to the city we can stop to the coffee by the Prespa lake.

Day 7: Pelister Peak and two mountain lakes The last hiking day is for Pelister peak the highest peak in Baba mountain range also the third highest peak in Macedonia. The tour starts from 1360 m. At Info Center of National Park North side of the mountain and finish on the South side in Village Nize pole. on the way to the peak also we will visit two mountain lakes called Pelister eyes. Most of the trail passes through a high mountain area magnificent relief form is comprised of a large number of stone blocks, river rocks, and beautiful views. From the summit Pelister at 2601m. we will enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding Macedonian mountains and all the way to Mount Olympus in Grece, Rila and Pirin In Bulgaria. At the end of the hike, we have transfer 2.30h. to Skopje city. Dinner in Skopje.
Length of the tour is: 24 km. Duration of the all tour 9-10 hours. starting point: 1360 m. ending point altitude 2601 m. height Difference: 1240 m.

Day 8: Transport to the airport.

 

Arrival/Departure 

Participants will need to arrive in Skopje or Ohrid airport  on or before Start date. We will return to Skopje or Ohrid by late  afternoon/evening on one day before departures on the airport.

Price Includes

All Transport during the tour; Accommodation BB in 3 star hotels; All meals as per program dinner.( beverages excluded); Local english speaking guide; Entrance fees at national parks.

Price Does Not Include

Airfare and baggage fees; Medical/evacuation insurance; Drinks ; Tips for guides.

Booking Policy

A 20% deposit is required to secure your spot, with the remainder due 1 months prior to the trip start date. Our cancellation/refund policies can be found here.

 

 

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