Nemercka, the second highest mountain in the southern Albania (2485m) after Gramozit, has a very steep wall on the east side which drops down 2000 m into the Vjosa vallay and makes it looking impossible to climb up without the rock climbing equipments.
Quite opposite is to climb it up from the Zagoria valley. The path is ascending very gently up to the shepherd’s mountain huts and then one has just to follow the direction of the summit which is visible.
We spent one night at the only guesthouse so far in Polican and drove very early in the mornig the next day to the trailhead, near the Sopik village.
- The east face of Nemercka as seen from the summit
The Trail and the Map
The trail and the map has been taken from Palmtreeproduction website who mapped this trail while hiking together.
|Maximum altitude:||2485 meter|
|Minimum altitude:||1088 meter|
|Cumulative height:||1400 meter|
|Cumulative length:||4.8 kilometer one way|
|Time:||5 hours up, 2.5 hours down|
|Date of this record||May 2012|
Visit Nemercka mountain post at Palmtreeproduction website to download the GPS info get directions of the route and more pictures.
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