Travel the Unknown: Explore Kacnia Glacial Lakes in Dibra

Travel the Unknown: Explore Kacnia Glacial Lakes in Dibra

TIRANA, September 6

The 15 glacial lakes of Kacnia are an unknown destination even though they’re located not far from Lura lakes. The lakes got the attention of hikers and outdoor enthusiasts that explored Balgjaj Mountain also known as Allamani Mount in Kater Gryket (four gorges). Glacial activity created a jagged terrain with several peaks such as the Miceku, Arnishta, and Gurrat e Zeza.
Besides the lakes and the mountain peaks, the climate and terrain encourage dense forestry to grow.

5 liqenet ne Shrunkse
Five lakes in Shtrunkse

The lakes are situated at 1,700 meters above the sea level and they have their ecosystem. Their length varies between 50 to 100 meters. The lakes have cold crystal clear water and they freeze during winter. They are named after Kacni village that along with Lukan, Qafe Murre, and Selishta are part of Kater Gryket area.
Itinerary to the lakes: Bulqiza – Peshkopi – Maqellare – Kacni – Balgjaj Mount.

Other attractions in the area include:

Selushti/Skenderbeu Castle in Deja Mount

Selushti/Skenderbeu Castle
Selushti/Skenderbeu Castle, Credit: 4 Gryket

Also known among the locals as Varoshi Castle, the site was home to an ancient settlement that dates back to the first half of the 1st millennium BC. The castle was a strategic stronghold during the Ottoman period.

Stay at a local guesthouse

Lukani Lake and Guri i Vashes

 

Oda Dibrane

Lukani lake and guri i vashes
Lukani Lake and Guri i Vashes, Credit: Tahir Losha School

 

More lakes

Photo credit: 4 Gryket

Lakes Kacni Diber

Kacni Lakes

 

 

 

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