Maja Jezerce is the highest mountain in the Accursed Mountains, a range that holds the highest peak of Kosovo and Montenegro. With its 2694 meters is the second highest peak in Albania and the sixth highest in the Balkans. This peak was climbed for the first time by British mountaineers: Sleeman, Elmalie and Ellwood. Mr. Sleeman published a book about this trip with a chapter called Mountains of Albania.
The peak can be climbed from the village of Theth and from the village of Valbona in Albania as well as from Vusanje in Montenegro. For climbing from Montenegro one will need border crossing permits which our company can secure for you. BN Adventure recommends none technical climbs to the mountain. For professionals we offer support for technical climbs on request. This peak can be included also in Peaks of the Balkans trail.
To climb Jezerce from Theth you will start at 800 meters go through Qafa e Valbones and then to Lugu i Valit at 1450. In this place you can camp or use one of the local guest houses. This is a 4 hours hike. You can finish in the afternoon if you arrive in Theth in the morning. You can start the hike on the day of arrival. On the second day you will start your hike toward Jezerce taking 4 hours of hike to the top. After enjoying the view you climbing down to Theth. Approximate arrival at 18:00. You can also decide to hike to Valbona.
From Valbona the hike is shorter thus possible to climb in one long day. However this would be only for the strongest hikers and it will fall under very strenuous rout. To climb Maja Jezerce from Valbona you will need 10 to 12 hours.
Though the hike is not considered as technical there are short parts where one needs to use hands. In some places you need to use the security cable. Helmet is recommended. For professional mountaineers this peak falls within the easy climbs. British explorers climbed this peak for the first time.
The hike offers spectacular views and hike in different environment including, forest, open valleys and finally the rocky part next to the peak.
Tours are organised based on request for only this peak or it can be included in longer Peaks of the Balkans hike. BN Adventure offers services to climb this peak in all seasons, for winter you need specialised equipment.