Download

Distance

56.35 mi

Elevation gain

16,096 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

11,909 ft

Max elevation

7,125 ft

Trailrank

54

Min elevation

796 ft

Trail type

One Way

Coordinates

7912

Uploaded

July 24, 2022

Recorded

July 2022

Advanced Filters

Filter by recording month or date. Find trails only from people you are following.

Get Wikiloc Premium Upgrade to remove Ads
Advanced Filters Advanced Filters
Share
-
-
7,125 ft
796 ft
56.35 mi

Viewed 147 times, downloaded 2 times

near Sheper, Gjirokastër (Albania)

The Vlachs are an ethnolinguistic community who spoke a dialect of the neo-Latin language, and are distinguished by a way of living that was based primary on pastoral transhumance. For centuries, groups of Vlachs have traveled long-distance transhumant movement from lowland winter pastures in the Ionian coast to upland summer pastures in the mountain areas of south-east Albania. Once arrived in the summer pastures, the Vlachs build their yearly encampment, consisting of several familiar dwellings, known as ‘kalive’. During their movement, they set up daily camps of simple woolen tents, which were normally arranged close to inhabited areas.
Part of this movement includes the route that passes from Dhëmbel Mt pass to Mt Gramoz. The entire track lasts around 4 to 5 days, marching a distance of c. 90 km. Some of the suggested camping spots correspond with the daily camps that Vlachs set up during their treks. The camps suggested in this trial are situated in the vicinity of villages of Sheper, Ogren, Orgockë, and Skorovot. This journey offers the visitor the possibility to travel along one of the Vlachs seasonal movement. Additionally, it allows the travelers to look at various attractions of the area, such as are the villages vernacular architecture, Medieval churches, as well as to enjoy the astonishing nature, as yet unstained, of this corner of south-east Albania.
As walking along the route, you are recommended to stopover the Albturist Ecocamp, in Përmet, where you can visit a reconstructed Vlach historical dwelling, the kalive, and learn more about the history of the Vlach community.
This trail is of average difficulty due to mountain terrain and remoteness of the area. You can find available natural water springs along the track, with the exception of the hiking path from Frashër to Shëmtir (Çlirim).
Certain locations may not have mobile network signal or have poor connectivity.
Also be aware of shepherd dogs accompanying large flocks of sheep and goats. If it happens you encounter them on the way, stay calm and try to call and ask help to shepherds.

The track was made possible by CeRPHAAL, as part of their activities within the INCULTUM project, financed by European Union. (https://incultum.eu)
Waypoint

Sheper village

  • Photo of Sheper village
  • Photo of Sheper village
  • Photo of Sheper village
  • Photo of Sheper village
Sheper village
Waypoint

Qafa e Dhëmbelit trail

  • Photo of Qafa e Dhëmbelit trail
  • Photo of Qafa e Dhëmbelit trail
  • Photo of Qafa e Dhëmbelit trail
  • Photo of Qafa e Dhëmbelit trail
  • Photo of Qafa e Dhëmbelit trail
  • Photo of Qafa e Dhëmbelit trail
Qafa e Dhëmbelit trail
Waypoint

Lëshica village

  • Photo of Lëshica village
  • Photo of Lëshica village
  • Photo of Lëshica village
Lëshica village
Waypoint

Albturist Ecocamp Përmet / Vjosa Rafting

  • Photo of Albturist Ecocamp Përmet / Vjosa Rafting
  • Photo of Albturist Ecocamp Përmet / Vjosa Rafting
  • Photo of Albturist Ecocamp Përmet / Vjosa Rafting
  • Photo of Albturist Ecocamp Përmet / Vjosa Rafting
  • Photo of Albturist Ecocamp Përmet / Vjosa Rafting
  • Photo of Albturist Ecocamp Përmet / Vjosa Rafting
Albturist Ecocamp Përmet / Vjosa Rafting
Waypoint

Tremisht village

  • Photo of Tremisht village
  • Photo of Tremisht village
  • Photo of Tremisht village
  • Photo of Tremisht village
  • Photo of Tremisht village
Tremisht village
Waypoint

Tremisht - Lupckë trail

  • Photo of Tremisht - Lupckë trail
  • Photo of Tremisht - Lupckë trail
  • Photo of Tremisht - Lupckë trail
  • Photo of Tremisht - Lupckë trail
  • Photo of Tremisht - Lupckë trail
Tremisht - Lupckë trail
Waypoint

Spring, Lupckë

  • Photo of Spring, Lupckë
  • Photo of Spring, Lupckë
Spring, Lupckë
Waypoint

Lupckë - Ogren trail

  • Photo of Lupckë - Ogren trail
  • Photo of Lupckë - Ogren trail
  • Photo of Lupckë - Ogren trail
  • Photo of Lupckë - Ogren trail
Lupckë - Ogren trail
Waypoint

Ogren (Camping spot)

  • Photo of Ogren (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Ogren (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Ogren (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Ogren (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Ogren (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Ogren (Camping spot)
Ogren (Camping spot)
Waypoint

Ogren - Frashër trail

  • Photo of Ogren - Frashër trail
  • Photo of Ogren - Frashër trail
  • Photo of Ogren - Frashër trail
  • Photo of Ogren - Frashër trail
  • Photo of Ogren - Frashër trail
Ogren - Frashër trail
Waypoint

Frashër - Qafa e Dëllinjës trail

  • Photo of Frashër - Qafa e Dëllinjës trail
  • Photo of Frashër - Qafa e Dëllinjës trail
  • Photo of Frashër - Qafa e Dëllinjës trail
  • Photo of Frashër - Qafa e Dëllinjës trail
  • Photo of Frashër - Qafa e Dëllinjës trail
Frashër - Qafa e Dëllinjës trail
Waypoint

Qafa e Dëllinjës - Orgockë trail

  • Photo of Qafa e Dëllinjës - Orgockë trail
  • Photo of Qafa e Dëllinjës - Orgockë trail
  • Photo of Qafa e Dëllinjës - Orgockë trail
  • Photo of Qafa e Dëllinjës - Orgockë trail
Qafa e Dëllinjës - Orgockë trail
Waypoint

Orgocka village (Camping spot)

  • Photo of Orgocka village (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Orgocka village (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Orgocka village (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Orgocka village (Camping spot)
Orgocka village (Camping spot)
Waypoint

Orgockë - Shën Mtir (Çlirim) trail

  • Photo of Orgockë - Shën Mtir (Çlirim) trail
  • Photo of Orgockë - Shën Mtir (Çlirim) trail
  • Photo of Orgockë - Shën Mtir (Çlirim) trail
  • Photo of Orgockë - Shën Mtir (Çlirim) trail
Orgockë - Shën Mtir (Çlirim) trail
Waypoint

Shën Mtir (Çlirim) village

  • Photo of Shën Mtir (Çlirim) village
  • Photo of Shën Mtir (Çlirim) village
  • Photo of Shën Mtir (Çlirim) village
  • Photo of Shën Mtir (Çlirim) village
  • Photo of Shën Mtir (Çlirim) village
Shën Mtir (Çlirim) village
Waypoint

Shën Mtir (Çlirim) - Qafëzezi trail

  • Photo of Shën Mtir (Çlirim) - Qafëzezi trail
  • Photo of Shën Mtir (Çlirim) - Qafëzezi trail
  • Photo of Shën Mtir (Çlirim) - Qafëzezi trail
Shën Mtir (Çlirim) - Qafëzezi trail
Waypoint

Qafëzezi village

  • Photo of Qafëzezi village
  • Photo of Qafëzezi village
Qafëzezi village
Waypoint

Qafëzezi - Mollas trail

  • Photo of Qafëzezi - Mollas trail
  • Photo of Qafëzezi - Mollas trail
Qafëzezi - Mollas trail
Waypoint

Mollas - Skorovot trail

  • Photo of Mollas - Skorovot trail
  • Photo of Mollas - Skorovot trail
  • Photo of Mollas - Skorovot trail
  • Photo of Mollas - Skorovot trail
  • Photo of Mollas - Skorovot trail
  • Photo of Mollas - Skorovot trail
Mollas - Skorovot trail
Waypoint

Skorovot village (Camping spot)

  • Photo of Skorovot village (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Skorovot village (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Skorovot village (Camping spot)
  • Photo of Skorovot village (Camping spot)
Skorovot village (Camping spot)

1 comment

  • Jeroen 10 Jul 24, 2022

    Deze route is net geopend en aan te bevelen. Wij stonden toevallig op de camping bij Permit, waar een originele Kalive nagebouwd is. Een nomaden woning die de Vlachs bouwde op hun zomer of winter verblijf.

You can or this trail