valbona valley national park

Due to its wealth of plant and animal species and rare natural beauties.
The valley is 27 km long, extending from Shtrejti Canyon to the Valbona Pass and covering an
area of 8,000 ha. It is surrounded by many peaks, including Maja e Hekurave peak (2,561 m), Jezerca peak (2,694 m) and Kollata peak (2,528 m). The valley slopes are almost vertical, with perpendicular rocks overhanging the river,
towering peaks covered in trees, and cirques filled with permanent snow at an altitude of
1,700 m above the riverbed.
The Valbona Valley is dominated by high mountains that offer spectacular views, and
landscapes that differ in colour with the changing seasons. This is the only area in Albania to
feature such a large number of forest formations containing spruce (Picea abies). The climate
here is suitable for species such as beech (Fagus sylvatica), mountain pine (Pinus leucodermis
and Pinus silvestris), Balkan pine (Pinus peuce), chestnut (Castanea sativa), walnut (Juglans regia)
and wild apple (Malus sylvestris). Valbona Valley
The park is one of the most important national bio-centres for wild fauna. It provides
a habitat for large mammals such as the bear (Ursus arctos), wolf (Canis lupus), lynx (Lynx lynx), deer (Capreolus capreolus), chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) and wild boar (Sus