Mountain Dajti Hiking Tour from Tirana

Mountain Dajti Hiking Tour from Tirana
Outdoor Activities > Hiking & Camping > Hiking
$88.24
Duration: 6 hours
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Dajti Mountain was declared a National Park in 1966, and has an expanded area of about 29,384 ha since 2006. It is under the jurisdiction and administration of Tirana Municipality having previously been under the Tirana Forest Service Department. but before we'll take Dajti Ekspres, Albania’s most popular tourist attraction. Located just outside the city, the Austrian built cable car will whisk you away to our complex at the top of Dajti Mountain on the longest cableway in the Balkans in just 20min. After the arrival we will start walking to Maja e Tujanit throught a forest with oak trees. On return we visit The BUNK'ART openined for the public as a museum exhibition situated inside the atomic bunker of the dictator Enver Hoxha, on the outskirts of Tirana.  BUNK'ART 1 is dedicated to the history of the Albanian communist army and to the daily lives of Albanians during the regime of Enver Hoxha.
After visit return to Tirana and END OF SERVICE!

Mount Dajti is a mountain and national park in central Albania, to the east of Tirana. Its highest peak is at 1,613 m (5,292 ft). In winter, the mountain is often covered with snow, and it is a popular retreat to the local population of Tirana that rarely sees snow falls. Its slopes have forests of pines, oak and beech, while its interior contains canyons, waterfalls, caves, a lake, and an ancient castle.

After reaching Dajti Express cable car you will start walking towards the Cherry Pass (Qafa e Qershise) who divides two peaks; Dajti and Maja e Tujanit. The trail leads to the peak of Tujani (1,580 m), which is the highest point that can be reached by foot. From the peak, you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Lake Bovilla locked between the mountains and the remote highlands of Tirana.

Arriving at the bunker is quite an exciting experience, as you go through a long, dark tunnel in the hillside that leads you to the entrance on the side of a still-active Albanian military base. Once you're inside the bunker itself, you can wander through the furnished rooms intended for the communist elite as they faced the invasion that so terrified them. Elsewhere you'll find a very detailed history of modern Albania, beginning with the 1939 Italian invasion and ending with the overthrow of communism. The display arguably brushes over the true horrors of Hoxha's Stalinist regime, while at least recognizing them, and there are some fascinating documents and photographs, including a video of Enver Hoxha's 1985 state funeral. Other highlights include the enormous Assembly Hall, the main social centre of the bunker, as well as the private chambers of other senior officials. Bunk'Art is an incredible place and promises to grow with the opening of further rooms and addition of more displays in the near future.

Dajti Mountain was declared a National Park in 1966, and has an expanded area of about 29,384 ha since 2006. It is under the jurisdiction and administration of Tirana Municipality having previously been under the Tirana Forest Service Department. but before we'll take Dajti Ekspres, Albania’s most popular tourist attraction. Located just outside the city, the Austrian built cable car will whisk you away to our complex at the top of Dajti Mountain on the longest cableway in the Balkans in just 20min. After the arrival we will start walking to Maja e Tujanit throught a forest with oak trees. On return we visit The BUNK'ART openined for the public as a museum exhibition situated inside the atomic bunker of the dictator Enver Hoxha, on the outskirts of Tirana.  BUNK'ART 1 is dedicated to the history of the Albanian communist army and to the daily lives of Albanians during the regime of Enver Hoxha.
After visit return to Tirana and END OF SERVICE!