Ski Touring Trip in Kosovo and Macedonia

Detailed Itinerary:

  1. The Republic of Kosovo:

Day 1: Arrival at Prishtina airport. Meet with the guide. Transfer to the town of Prizren in the foot of Sharri Mountains (1,5h). Accommodation in a hotel in Prizren.

Day 2: Sharri Mountains – Prevala.  30 min transfer to Prevalla Pass at 1500 m.  Ascent up to Konjushka Peak (2571 m) on the main ridge with 360-degree panorama of the Kosovo part Sharri Mountains. Total for the day: +1100/-1100 m. Accommodation in a mountain hotel in the area.

 

Ski touring Kosovo and Macedonia

Sharri Mountains on the border between Kosovo and Macedonia


 

Day 3: Sharri Mountains – Brezovitsa area. A day touring in the Brezovitsa area – the biggest ski resort of Kosovo, a remnant from the Yugoslavia period. Ascent of Crn Kamen Peak next to Brezovitsa and Piribeg Peak above the ski area. Total +1200/-1200 m for the day.

Afternoon transfer to the area of Popova Shapka in Northern Macedonia – 2.5h, accommodation in a mountain hotel for 2 nights.

 

Ski touring Kosovo and Macedonia

Skiing down from Bistra peak in Sharri Mountains, Kosovo

 

  1. Northern Macedonia:

Day 4: Sharri Mountains –  Popova Shapka. Today we`ll do a day tour in the area of Popova Shapka. Total for the day – options for +800/-800m/+1200/-1200 m. Accommodation in the same mountain hotel in Popova Shapka for a second night.

 

Ski touring Kosovo and Macedonia

Ski touring in Brezovitsa area

 

Day 5: Half day touring in Popova Shapka area. Afternoon transfer to Mavrovo Lake area –  1,5h. Accommodation in a hotel for 2 nights.

Day 6: Korab Mountains – Kepi Bard Peak/Golem Korab Peak. Transfer to the border check point at 1460 m – the start point of the ascent of the peak of Kepi Bard (2617 m). In favorable conditions it is also possible to further climb the highest peak of Macedonia and Albania – Golem Korab peak (2764 m). +1100/-1100 or +1300/-1300 m total for the day. Second night at the same accommodation.

 

Ski touring Kosovo and Macedonia

Skiing down from the highest peak of Macedonia and Albania – Golem Korab Peak

 

Day 7: A sightseeing day. Transfer to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Sightseeing walk, lunch. Afternoon transfer to Prishtina, accommodation in a hotel and a sightseeing walk.

Day 8: Departure.
 

Prices:

Ski Touring Trip in Kosovo and Macedonia - 8 DaysPrice per Person
6 pax780 EUR
5 pax850 EUR
4 pax950 EUR
3 pax1080 EUR
2 pax1230 EUR
1 pax1990 EUR

Price includes:

  • all the group transfers during the trip;
  • guiding;
  • accommodations –  7 nights on a dbl/twin room basis;
  • food – all the dinners and breakfasts;
  • all group permissions and fees – border access, national park entrances, etc;
  • taxes.

Not included:

  • packed lunches for the trips;
  • insurance;
  • museums and sights entrance fees;
  • drinks.

Additional single room supplement +130 EUR.
Please contact us if you need an offer for a bigger group – second guide required.

 

 

Required equipment:

Touring skis; ski touring bindings with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps; climbing skins; ski crampons; poles; AT ski boots – with rubber sole and ski/walk mode.

Personal Rescue Equipment – beacon, shovel, probe.

Rucksack 35-45l, water and wind proof pants and jacket with hood, 2 pairs of gloves – a tiny ones for touring and ski gloves, sun glasses, sun block, sun hat, warm hat, ski goggles, travel liner for the huts, water bottle or flask (1l), snacks, personal first aid kit.

 

Author: Lyuben Grancharov

“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” (Augustine of Hippo). I enjoy filling up the page, called “Bulgaria”, both working as a guide and writing about the mountains of Bulgaria on this blog.