After our strenuous loop trek through the Prokletije mountains, we spent a few days relaxing at an eko-katun (mountain lodge) in the Grebaje Valley, just on the other side of the mountain spine that we had trekked below the day prior. The Grebaje Valley is absolutely jaw-dropping spectacular, with massive jagged spires rocketing out of the valley. These are amongst the most dramatic and abrupt mountains I’ve seen, on par with the Dolomites or Julian Alps.
Although we were intending to relax, we just had to go on a hike up Talijanka (aka Popadija), a 2057m peak with an epic panoramic vista of the most jagged part of the Prokletije range. The upper half the hike ascends a high ridge line with precipitous cliffs that drop nearly vertically down to the bottom of the Grebaje Valley far below, offering dramatic views of the impossibly rugged Karanfili massif across the valley.
I could have spent weeks in the Grebaje Valley, but alas we had to keep on traveling on!
7 thoughts on “Grebaje Valley”
Thanks for this series. It’s opening my eyes to possibilities in this region.
It’s beautiful! One more place to add to our bucket list.
Looks like a great way to spend your 3rd anniversary with Claudia!
Thanks Park! We’re actually on the coast now, livin’ it up Mediterranean-style!
I simply had no idea these amazing places existed. Maybe it’s not too late to change my vacation plans!
Thanks for posting these.
Lovely pictures of a really interesting place.