2.66 mi

Elevation gain

75 ft

Technical difficulty


Elevation loss

2,608 ft

Max elevation

4,123 ft



Min elevation

1,587 ft

Trail type

One Way
  • Photo of Mali i Gamnit from the east side
  • Photo of Mali i Gamnit from the east side
  • Photo of Mali i Gamnit from the east side
  • Photo of Mali i Gamnit from the east side


2 hours 53 minutes




January 22, 2012


January 2012

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4,123 ft
1,587 ft
2.66 mi

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near Kumbardhë, Tiranë (Albania)

Reaching the summit form the east part of Gamnit mountain looks nearly impossible from google earth.

Gamnit is one of the steepest mountain in Tirana and has the most beautiful views towards Mali me Gropa, Mali i Dajtit, Brarit and the cost.

Getting to the main trail which takes to the summit might be difficult because of the bushes and a lot of junctions in the beginning of the hike.
The hike starts at a neighbored before reaching the village of Ranzё. To reach the trail head, take the national road Tiranё-Shkoёr, turn off to Bathore and when reaching Zall-Herr village, turn off right on gravel road. The gravel road will take you at Bovilla Lake. Bear left ascending with zigzags at the first junction and after approx. 300 m take a left turn at the next junction. The gravel road turns to be very narrow as soon as you pass the first junction after reaching Bovilla Lake. You have to pass two other junctions (foot paths on your left) before reaching the trail head.

The hike starts to gently ascend on a foot path lined by fences. Keep left at the first junction and after few meters you will see a water source. Follow the trail and take a left turn after (approx 200m) you pass the houses. Leave the main path for turning left at the next junction (after approx. 100 m) and follow a very narrow path lined by bushes. When reaching a little meadow, take left at the junction. The route follows on narrow trail lined by dense bushes. Take a right turn after approx. 100 meters at the next junction. Bear left after approx. 150 meters at the next junction and take the path in the middle at the next junction after 50 meters. Take left turns at the next three junctions, after approx. 150 meters each and than bear right after approx. 50 meters. Follow the path and after approx. 50 meters you will get to a junction, the north path (on the right) is visible and takes you at the village of Ranzё and the west path (on your left) is the only path which takes you at the summit. The beginning of the path is eroded by water and starts on the left of the eroded part. If you don’t recognize the path one can either climb up the eroded part and hit the path after approx. 50 meters.
Now on, the path is narrow, steep and easy recognizable until it reaches the ridge when you will see a cable car which has been used during the communism time for transporting goods from the village to the mountain. The path follows northwest for approx. 1.2 km and has some exposed parts but safe enough. When you reach the ridge, follow the southeast ascending which goes very gentle to the summit. From there you will have stunning views towards the Brari and Dajti mountains from a position you have never seen before. The view is amazing to the other direction as well.

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Bear right

21-JAN-12 16:33:14

Left 1

21-JAN-12 16:12:11

Left 2

21-JAN-12 16:05:07

Left 3

21-JAN-12 16:01:56

Left 4

21-JAN-12 15:55:48

Left 5

21-JAN-12 15:47:54

Left 6

21-JAN-12 15:42:51

Left 7

21-JAN-12 15:38:15

Left 8

21-JAN-12 15:33:39

Left 9

21-JAN-12 15:24:53

Old cable car

21-JAN-12 12:38:15

Right 1

21-JAN-12 15:52:00

Right 2

21-JAN-12 15:30:28


21-JAN-12 13:19:33

The path in the middle

21-JAN-12 15:46:06


21-JAN-12 16:16:37

Turn left

21-JAN-12 16:47:01


  • Photo of Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction Jan 24, 2012

    This is so cool. Did you figure out the trail from google earth, or did you have someone on the team who already knew the way?

  • Photo of Endrit Shima

    Endrit Shima Jan 24, 2012

    Thanks! Actually, I got the GPS track from but there was no description at all and our ascend was with a lot of bushwhacks until we reached WP Left 9.

    I suggest starting the hike from the village of Rranze, from there, following a broad trail (see on google earth) you will easily hit the trail at WP Left 9. From this WP to the summit the trail is very easy to follow.

    On my way back I did way-points for each crossing, so even if you follow my way-points I think you won't have problems in route finding.

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