Dobërdol - Albania

Dobërdol, Albania – Milishevc, Kosovo

Trail distance: 18.2 kilometers
Elevation min: 1,534 meters max: 2,290 meters
Cumulative height uphill: 915 meters downhill: 980 meters
Difficulty level: Moderate
Time: 8-9 hours
Markings to the border: white/red/white, from the border to Milishevc:
red/white/red

This is a long trail which involves a hike from the remote shepherd’s village
of Dobёrdol to another less remote shepherd’s village in Kosovo (Milishevc).
Milishevc has a good road connection with the city of Peja and more and more
mountain huts in this village are being used for touristic purposes.

For a less challenging hike, the trail can be separated into two parts. One can
follow the eastern path at the junction (WP 3c) and descend to Bjeshka e Belegut
where accommodation, camping possibilities and fresh food can be found at
the shepherd’s summer huts. Bear in mind that there are no GPS waypoints from
WP 3c to Bjeshka e Belegut, but the path remains easy to orientate. Bjeshka e
Belegut is connected with Milishevc (WP 11c) by a dirt road easily identifiable
with a map.

The hike starts at an altitude of 1741 m – mountain hut of Dobёrdol (WP 13b)
– and climbs up northeast to the altitude of 2210 m at the border between
Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro (WP 1c). It continues northeast with little
ascents and descents along the border between Montenegro and Kosovo.
At WP 2c, we turn right (north) at the junction. The path on our right leads to
Babino Polje, Montenegro.

Bear left (north) at the next junction (WP 3c). The east path leads to Bjeshka e
Belegut. Our route follows the west side of Maja e Qenit (the peak in front of us,
a few hundred meters from WP 3c). The west slope of Maja e Qenit is steep but
short (approx. 500 m hiking) and is also the best option to get to the other side
of this mountain (WP 4c) and head north to Roshkodolit pass (WP 5c).
In case you find the passing of this mountain slope too difficult, consider
following the path through Bjeshka e Belegut to Milishevc, which is a longer but
easier option (mainly along dirt roads).

From Roshkodolit pass, the track descends and follows along the valley. At WP 6c
we cross the river and continue along the track from the west side. We meet the
gravel road at WP 7c, followed by the village of Roshkodol at WP 8c – an optional
place for an overnight stay.
Milishevc is located approx. 5 kilometers west of Roshkodol and is accessible
by a dirt road. Bear left at WP 9c and 10c. This day hike finishes at Milishevc (WP
11c), where you can stay overnight at the village’s mountain huts.