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Nondik gertu: Shkallë, Tiranë (Albania)
The traverse from Qafe Priske to the summit of Dajti is among the highlights of any Dajti visit.
Ridge walks in this part of of Albania can be difficult: there is usually no path, and blocks of rocks and bushwhacks tend to slow down progress. The Dajti Crest Trail is delightfully different. There is a well marked trail (for most of the hike), the pieces of rock are easy to travel and no bushwhack is necessary. Much of the walk is in the shade of huge beech trees, which makes the hike also suitable in summer. We nevertheless made an early start (in June) starting from the trailhead before 6 am, and we have no regrets.
Access to the summit itself is not allowed without permission, though you may try your luck and negotiate with the staff of the radio towers.
As this is not a loop hike, returning to your car might be a challenge. Once at the end of the hike (at the mountain station of the cable car), we took one of the shuttle buses to the many restaurants on the Dajti balcony, had lunch and negotiated with them to take us back to our car on Qafe Priske. Alternatively, you may have a friend dropping you at Qafe Priske, and then take the cablecar back to Tirana.