Kulla Hupi – HIKING in Bulqiza (min 3 guests)
Active weekend in Bulqiza, includes hiking, strolling, overnight staying at an original ‘kulla’, enjoying traditional food and recipes with local & seasonal ingredients. All-inclusive, this weekend trip is organized especially for intermediate hikers with good hiking gear.
Weekend Package Includes
- 1 Nights Accommodation (*shared room & bathroom)
- 3 Meals, breakfast, dinner & sandwich lunch (*drinks not included)
- Transportation for 3 and carpool for more
- Certified Guide
We offer an intimate experience of Albania’s nature by organizing ONLY small groups. For a PRIVATE tour for 2 (two) Guests please consult our Tour Leader for price & availability.
Kulla Hupi is a traditional home of Fushe Bulqiza, turned into a guest house. It is a typical 'Kulla' with three stories built with thick rock walls, situated near a small creek that runs all year round. There is a story with this 'Kulla' of course, there always is! The old man of the house, no longer with us, was a miner and worked very hard at Bulqiza chrome mines. So did his son, Lulezim, today running this marvelous guest house. Lulezim has single-handedly done most of the work on the property, converting it into a guest house. His biggest inspiration comes from 'Mrizi i Zanave'. Lulezim has high hopes for this place and is pouring his heart and soul into it without spearing an inch. His pride and joy show on his face when people appreciate this Kulla and enjoy spending time in and around it.
Saturday - we leave Tirana and drive for about 3.5 hours with a coffee stop by Shkopet Lake, getting the first peek at the beautiful nature of the Mat region. Once at our guest house, we meet our hosts and check into the Kulla. We can have a short stroll into the village just before enjoying a delicious lunch prepared with local ingredients. Afternoon - Free time to rest and explore the Kulla and surroundings. Dinner will be served at 7 pm for an early rest time soon after.
Sunday - after a country breakfast early in the morning, we will start our hike towards the "Peak of Skanderbeg" and spend most of the day outdoors, including a picnic lunch. At the completion of our hike, we return back to the guesthouse and proceed with a short rest time. We depart for Tirana at 4 pm aiming arrival time at 8 pm.
What to Bring: Hiking Shoes as both days we will be active with walks/hikes. Please have a rain/wind jacket with you & a warm layer in case of change in weather. The usual necessities like sunscreen, a hat, water bottles & poles if you have them.
- One Night & Two Days
- Departure: Saturday @ 9:00 am
- RSVP at +355 69 673 0698
Your Certified National & Hiking Guides cover English, German & Italian Languages. Our trips are small group-based, catering to less than 12 people, including the guides. We offer an intimate experience of Albania's nature, locals, and their everyday life. You will have a regenerating weekend by being active through hikes and walks, eating healthy, connecting to nature, and resting well. We look forward to showing you Albania's Hidden Treasures!