TIRANA, November 6
Over 23,000 visitors have visited Korab-Koritnik Nature Park during January-October 2018. The Park covers an area of over 55,550 hectares in the regions of Kuksi and Dibra. The park borders with Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia and Sharri National park in Kosovo. The landscape of the park is beautiful and rare and it is regularly visited by numerous mountaineering association that climb to the mountain summit at 2,764 meters above the sea level, which is also the highest peak in Albania. The inauguration of the long-distance High Scardus hiking trail on August achieved its goal to attract more visitors in the remote areas of this nature park. Given the increasing figures, more investments are expected in the area especially on the accommodation and service sectors.
Map of Korab Koritnik Nature Park, Credit: AKZM
The park is home to 18 natural monuments such as caves, thermal water springs, waterfalls, lakes, etc. Moreover, the area is known for its historic, cultural, and spiritual heritage. The inhabitants living in remote villages that are part of the nature park preserve their traditional dances, songs, clothes, and even architectural styles.
How to reach the park?
Kukes-Shishtavec, 32 km
Kukes – Caja Gorge, 37 km
Kukes – Kolesjan – Kroi i Bardhe, 35 km
Kukes – Zapod, 17 km
Peshkopi – Kala e Dodes – Radomira
Peshkopi – Kala e Dodes – Sorokol
Camping sites in the park
Kapxhiu Camping in Peshkopia
Korabi Mountain Camping
Horse riding at Korabi Mountain Camping
Local Hotels and Inns
Skiatori Hotel in Shishtavec
Basha Hotel in Novoseja
From the mountain peaks of Shari to the Coast of Prespa Lake, avid hikers have n the chance to walk a new hiking route that spans over 495 km. Adventure-seekers that want to explore the Balkans while walking long, long ways can now hit the High Scardus Trail. This newly marked trail spans in the mountainous areas between Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia.
Photo Credit: ShB Sharri