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Hike ‘The Edge’ in Kosovo

Lynx. Bears. A 532.72 km2 national park. Two mountain peaks over 2500m high, and a camp on the edge of the ridgeline that connects them

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Hike ‘The Edge’ in Kosovo

Lynx. Bears. A 532.72 km2 national park. Two mountain peaks over 2500m high, and a camp on the edge of the ridgeline that connects them


3 nights




2 days off work




Up to 12 people


Pristina International Airport, Pristina



Hostel · Wild camping



Based on 26 reviews


Although not technically difficult, topping a number of peaks is bound to make you puff, so you should be in good shape.

Trek the spine-tingling ridgeline that connects two 2500m+ peaks in the remote Sharr Mountain National Park

Keep your peepers open for bear, lynx, wild boar and roe deer as you bag up to four challenging peaks in a single day

Visit this unspoilt country brimming with glacial lakes, alpine plateaus and dramatic limestone cliffs before the secret gets out

Day 1

Meet your crew and eat out in Pristina

Arrive in Pristina and meet for a pre-trip briefing with your host. There's time to relax into the Kosovan spirit and enjoy a late dinner with your fellow adventurers.

Day 2

Hike 'The Edge'


8hrs · 12km · 1420m up · 370m down

From Pristina, you'll be driven to the village of Prevalla where your hike into the Sharr and Bistra Mountains begins. Starting at 1500m, you’ll hike along one of the most beautiful routes in Kosovo, following a 600-year-old trade route. Keep your eyes peeled for lynx and bears! You’ll hike up Kosovo’s second-highest peak, Bistra Peak (2650m) and pass the source of the Lumbardhi River which you probably admired from the arched footbridge on arrival in Prizren. With views of the Albanian Alps and Macedonia, you’ll continue your adventure as you walk the ridgeline, known as The Edge. Weather permitting, you’ll hike two to four of the range’s peaks including Bistra and Guzhbaba (2589m). When you’ve bagged as many peaks as you can in a day, it’s back to camp – you’ll be pitching up close to The Edge, so have your camera ready for some stunning sunset shots.

Day 3

Two more peaks and then home


6hrs · 15.5km · 870m up · 2050m down

Bag another belter today, as you hike two more peaks, stopping for a rest at a picturesque mountain lake at 2400m before pushing on to the summit. Journey back to Pristina, stopping in Prizren to share a traditional meal and swap stories with your new hiking friends. From there, you’ll carry on to Pristina, where bed (or a local bar) is waiting.

Day 4

Time to take your weary legs home

Have a lazy start to the day before enjoying a cultural tour around Pristina during the morning, to take in some of the city's highlights. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city on your own, before heading back to the airport armed with some great stories and a pocketful of photos.



Local, certified and friendly English-speaking guides


Two nights in a hostel in Pristina and a night wild camping


All meals while on trek


Both airport transfers and transfers to the Sharr Mountains


Everything you need for camping will be sorted

Not Included

Flights to and from the meeting point

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Some meals as described

Visas where required

Day 1

Hostel · Same sex dorm




Day 2

Wild camping · Twin or triple share




Day 3

Hostel · Same sex dorm




Day 4

Departure day




What is the food like?

Your host will be able to give recommendations for eating out on the first night, and on the last night together you’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. You’ll have a choice from a few dishes, with extra orders and drinks payable separately.

While out hiking, the food will be simple camping food that you will be given to carry yourself. There's no chef as such on the trek, so everyone will get involved and help your guide(s) with the food preparation. Picnic lunches include a sandwich for each day (vegetarian or tuna), fruit and biscuits. You may want to also bring a few personal snacks.

Dinner will be simple camping food such as noodles, cooked over a gas stove at the campsite. Breakfast will be muesli with fruit. Food in Kosovo generally is Mediterranean with a strong Turkish and Albanian influence. Breakfasts are typically fresh bread and cheese, eggs or French toast. Lunches and dinners include savoury burek pies, hearty casseroles, spiced sausages, roasted lamb, stuffed peppers and fresh vegetables.

Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just let your host know on booking.

What is the accommodation like?


Your first and last night will be spent in a hostel in Pristina. This will usually be Hostel Tuba, which offers rooms with private bathrooms and is known for its excellent location and friendly service. There's also free WiFi, a bar, a shared lounge, and a garden.

Gushababa Camp

Your second night will be spent camping under the stars with stunning views of the mountain range when you unzip your 2 or 3 man tent in the morning.


For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price. Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability).

The Area




Pristina Airport

Arrive by 20:45 on Day 1


Pristina Airport

Depart by 19:00 on Day 4


Your transfer will collect you at 20:45 on Day 1 and drop you back at the airport at 19:00 on Day 4. If you arrive outside of these times, your host can arrange a private transfer for an extra cost. Please see Optional Extras.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Pristina from major airports across the UK and Europe.

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What's included?

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag & liner
  • Roll mat

What do I need to bring?

  • Day pack (35 litre +)
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Warm jacket or fleece
  • Thin wicking baselayers (top and bottom)
  • Additional upper body layers and trousers/shorts (not cotton)
  • Hiking boots/shoes (worn-in, waterproof)
  • Walking socks
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Something to sleep in
  • Sun protection
  • Water bottle
  • Head torch
  • Bowl, spoon and mug/cup to eat and drink from

Optional Private Room & Tent Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room & Tent Upgrade

Double/Twin Room in Pristina

Payable Before Departure

Double/Twin Room in Pristina

Single Room in Pristina

Payable Before Departure

Single Room in Pristina

Private Airport Transfer

Payable Before Departure

Private Airport Transfer

Per Person

- Kevin(August 2023)

Excellent hikes with amazing views across Kosovo and North Macedonia in great company

- Abby(August 2023)

The mountains and area were stunning! The views are definitely worth those climbs. We were so lucky to have Meto as our guide. He really made sure that the different needs of the group members were catered for and was very adaptable. Meto went out of his way to find gluten free food for me (not easy in Kosovo!). He genuinely loves the outdoors and shared his passion for the beautiful mountains with the group. What an amazing, memorable long weekend - thank you to Meto and the great team of people we got to share the experience with.

- Cait(August 2023)

Would recommend for a lovely weekend break

- Tobias(June 2023)

Great hike (accompanied by very friendly shepherd dogs the entire time), amazing guides and breathtaking views - the Sharr mountains are simply gorgeous!

- Chouchou-Charlotte(May 2023)

Great trip! The hikes were gorgeous and well-led by a very knowledgeable and fun guide, Meto. Everyone fell in love with Kosovar food (peppers, cheeses, breads…) and with all the adorable dogs that followed us everywhere. A wonderful way to see a different side of the Balkans.

- Heather(May 2023)

Despite some unpredictable weather, this trip was very fun - the guide, Meto, was excellent and modified the schedule so that we got the most out of the experience. The cultural tour on the last day was fantastic as well.

- Rosie(October 2022)

Fantastic trip! I couldn't fault it - our host was amazing, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible depending on the groups needs. I would highly recommend Kosovo!

- Rowena(October 2022)

A brilliant adventure! Meto is an excellent guide - very knowledgeable, fun and accommodating to everyone in the group. The hiking was fun and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend this trip for the incredible views and to meet like minded people.

- Jouke(October 2022)

It was very nice to visit a lesser known part of Europe. The mountains are beautiful, and the hiking experience amazing. It was tough though, and I fully recommend to take the kit list more seriously than I did. It can be really cold, wet and windy, and sunny and hot a moment later. I do feel there is room for improvement on the logistics, and accommodation. But overall it was a fantastic trip and a great guide. One more tip: buy a SIM card at the airport, as free roaming does not apply in Kosovo.

- Jamie(July 2022)

What an amazing trip! It was a really excellent way to be introduced to the gem of the Balkans. We packed a lot in, both culturally and in terms of hiking, really seeing the best of the country with a brilliant team of friends. Uta, our guide, was extremely professional and friendly. She was full of knowledge and really went out of her way to make our trip as fulfilling as possible. This is my first much better adventures trip, and it surpassed my expectations. I will definitely be booking again!

We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 64kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2023 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

You should be in good shape. Although not technically difficult, hiking the ridge and topping a number of peaks is bound to make you puff so some strong walking legs will go a long way.

Sure can! Over 70% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

The Sharr Mountains are pretty similar to most European mountain climates, cold and snowy in the winter and sunny and pleasant in the summer.

We recommend going on this trip between May and September when daytime temperatures in Pristina average between 21-27°C and days are usually in the region of 10-17°C in the mountains. It gets cool at night with the potential for temperatures to hover only a few degrees above freezing, so make sure you pack some warm clothing too.

Like any mountain, be prepared for sudden changes in the weather. Although the summers are generally nice and warm, the rain can set in without a moments notice, so do pack accordingly. A layering system is essential in the mountains.

Yes you can leave any luggage you don't want to take on the hike at the hostel where you stay on the first and last night of the trip.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're in good company. Our adventures are typically made up of a mix of solo travellers and small groups of two or three friends who simply love adventure, pushing themselves and meeting awesome like-minded people. See here for more info about our lovely bunch of Much Better Adventurers.

Want to book a private trip? Just tap ‘Private Group’ in the dates and prices tab.

Your trip is led by carefully curated local hosts and expert guides. See here for more info about the guides we work with.

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