Accommodation

‘Wild camping’ at high levels is possible on trekking routes but in the valleys it is important to check with farmers or the local community and

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Farmhouse supper in Rugova, Kosovo

to be aware of local sensitivities, e.g. no ‘skinny dipping’. However, a great pleasure of trekking is staying overnight in farmhouses or guesthouses in the valleys. You pay 20 to 25 euros a night for full board, Çaj malit ‘mountain tea’, raki, full suppers and breakfasts of home produce, and, above all, the atmosphere of a working family life.  Most houses have been modernised to cater for trekkers, so hot showers and flush toilets are usually available and bedrooms sleep 4 or more people. The family also sends you on your way with a simple packed lunch for the day’s walk.