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Maja Malisores

Maja Malisores

Maja Malisores

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: PROKLETIJE, Albania, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.43830°N / 19.80830°E

Object Title: Maja Malisores

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Elevation: 8169 ft / 2490 m


Page By: vvujisic

Created/Edited: Feb 25, 2007 / Aug 20, 2007

Object ID: 273009

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Belowe the Maja Malisores
Below the wall of Maja Malisores (2490)

The massif of PROKLETIJE (BJESHKET E NEMUNA) has many high and impressive peaks and groups. One of them is for sure Maja Malisores (2490 m)(Malisorski vrh), closest neighbour of Maja Jezerce (2694 m), staying on it's W-NW side. Actually, Maja Malisores massif is the name for the group of peaks which all rises above 2400 m. Maja Malisores got it's name from a "Malisori/Klementi" tribe, which was lived in the surroundings of Maja Malisores peaks. The highest peak of Maja Malisores group is Maja Kolacit (2490 m).

Maja Malisores is situated in the central, main part of PROKLETIJE (BJESHKET E NEMUNA) range. This beautiful peak is surrounded by many impressive peaks as are Maja Jezerce (2694 m), Maja Hekurave (2625 m), Maja Shnikut (2554 m)(Nikacki Vrh), Maja Radohines (2570 m), Maja Kokervhake (2508 m) and Maja Livades (2496 m). Also, it's neighbourhood is enriched by amazing valleys of Buni Jezerce (on the N) and Ropojana Valley (on the NW).

Summit View

Maja Malisores neigbourhood
Maja Malisores (left) and it's neighbourhood

Below the Maja Malisores
Below Maja Malisores

The summits of Maja Malisores (2490 m)(Malisorski vrh) peaks offers many beautifully summit views and panoramas. Few from them are very impressive - view to Maja Jezerce (2694 m), to Maja Popluks (2569 m), to Maja Shnikut (2554 m), to Ropojana Valley and to Karanfili (2490 m) peaks above it.

SE: Maja Jezerce (2694 m)

S: Maja Popluks (2569 m)

W: Maja Shnikut (2554 m)

NW: Maja Koprishtit (2554 m), Maja Shkurt (2499 m), Karafili (2441 m, 2490 m, 2460 m), Maja Lagojvet (2466 m), Maja Fortit (Forca, 2340 m)

N-NW: Scokista (2396 m)

E: Maja Kokervhake (2508 m)

Getting There

Going to Maja Malisores and Maja Jezerce
Going to Maja Malisores and Maja Jezerce (left)

Approaching to Maja Malisores (2490 m)(Malisorski Vrh) you can choose between the two approaches - from Montenegro and from Albania. The approach from Montenegro is more convinient.


Route from the Liqeni madhe...
Route to Maja Malisores from Buni Jezerce valley

Gusinje - Vusanje - Ropojana Valley - Zastan hut - Buni e Jezerce valley - Qafa Vogl - Maja Malisores (2490 m)

Gateway to PROKLETIJE and Maja Malisores (2490 m) are Plav town and Gusinje town and Ropojana Valley. Information how to get there:

By Plane
~To Beograd (Belgrade, Serbia&Montenegro capital) airport. Than with plane to Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, or with bus or car to Plav town.
~To Podgorica airport. Than with bus or car to Plav town and after to Gusinje town.

Information about flights find on the sites of JAT Airways, a former Yugoslav airlines, or on Montenegro Airlines.

Reflection of Maja Malisores
Reflection of Maja Malisores in Liqeni Madhe lake

Montenegro/Albania border
Maja Malisores from the border

By Bus
~Beograd (Belgrade)-Plav

By train
~Beograd (Belgrade)-Bijelo Polje. Than with bus or with car (rent a car) to Plav and Gusinje.

By car
~Beograd (Belgrade)-Kraljevo-Novi Pazar-Plav-Gusinje.

Gusinje town and Plav town (in Montenegro) are the main destinations you would head first. In Gusinje you can buy everything (food, shampoo, soap, clothes,... and many other things), all what you need for few days of trekking and climbing inside of Prokletije massif.

From Gusinje town you can go deeper in Prokletije massif through the Ropojana Valley (with entry permit of montenegrin and albanian police which you get in police station in Gusinje town).


Maja Malisores from Thethi Valley
SE side of Maja Malisores from Thethi Valley

A view into the valley of...
Thethi Valley
The road Boge - Theti
Boge-Theti road

1. S-SW approach (by car):
-Tirana (Albania capital-Mother Teresa International Airport)-Shkoder: 116 km, asphalt road.
-Skhoder-Koplik:18 km
-Koplik accross the Qafa Thores pass (important connection between major glacial valleys, Boge north, Shala south, Valbona east, and gateway for the Thethi valley: 80 km of macadam road. Very difficult road for driving.
-Thethi Valley-Qafa e Pejes pass-Maja Malisores (2490 m)
2. Qafa Shilahut pass (Shkoder-Prizren road), then turn left for Fjerze, over the bridge accross the Drin river to Bajram Curri and further till Valbone at the end of the Valbone valley. Qafa Shilahut-Valbone: 80 km of macadam road.


Ropojanski Zastan hut
Ropojanski Zastan

If you are approaching Maja Malisores (2490 m) from Montenegro, you can stay in Ropojanski Zastan hut on the end of Ropojana Valley, near Montenegrin/Albanian border. Ask in Gusinje town and in Plav town for getting the key of that hut. If you approaching Maja Malisores from Albania, you can freely use your tent in Boga Valley, Thethi Valley and also inside the massif of Albanian Prokletije, at the foot of Maja Malisores.

Red Tape

You're in border country and if you approaching Maja Malisores from Montenegro will have to ask for military permits to visit certain (Albanian) parts of the range, where is highest peak of Prokletije massif - Maja Jezerce (2694 m) and also Maja Malisores (2490 m). Entry permit you can get in the police station in Gusinje town and in the Plav town.


Map showing the south route...
Maja Malisores area
Sattelite map of Prokletije...
Prokletije map

Weather Conditions

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