Maja i Bukanikut

Published by detlefpalm , 25 August 2012, 16h20.

Region: World » Albanien
Date of the hike:19 August 2012
Hiking grading: T2 - Mountain hike
Time: 1:00
Height gain: 320 m 1050 ft.
Height loss: 320 m 1050 ft.
Route:2.6 kilometer one way
Access to start point:It is best to take the asphalt road from Elbasan to Gjinar, a sort of mountain resort at 960 Meter altitude. Gjinar is signposted from Elbasan. Driving through the village, turn left to Maja e Bukanikut and continue on a rocky road to a grazing area at 1500 Meter.

A hike to Maja e Bukanikut, the highpoint of the Mali i Shpatit (Shpat Mountain Range), 

From the summit of Bukanikut, one can see down to Elbasan and - depending on weather and visibility - the Adriatic Sea. Bukanik is for Elbasan what Dajti is for Tirana.

It should be possible, in case no 4WD is available to reach the trailhead, to walk from Gjinar to the summit of Bukanik. The return trip may take the best of a day, though there are many refreshments available in Gjinar following a succesful trip!

You can follow the hike up with a long drive down to the Holta Gorge. Some say that no human being ever managed to walk through the canyon from one end to the other.

For more details, visit: .  Some say, that no person ever managed to walk the canyon from one end to the other.....


Hike partners: detlefpalm

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 12633.kml Trail to Bukanikut
 12634.kml Drive from Bukanikut to Gjinar and Holta Canyon


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