Pashtrik Mountain reaches an elevation of 1988m (7,851 ft) above sea level. It is located in the north-eastern part of Albania and is part of the Has Mountains. The mountain extends from the White Drin Valley which separates Pashtrik from Koritnik Mountain to Kosovo in the area denominated Has of Prizren.
You can visualize almost any peak located in the Northeastern part of Albania from the Pashtrik Peak, and furthermore the Sharr Mountains that extend from Kosovo to North Macedonia, the city of Has and Kukës, Prizren, a part of Kosovo, Gjallica, Koritnik, Korab and part of the Albanian Alps in the Tropoja area.
The climb to Pashtrik Mountain starts from the kishaj and Cabani village, part of the Gjinal Commune in the Has District, located at 1070m above sea level.
The trail commences at the exit of the village and continues for 4 km through a rocky and bare terrain. At an altitude of 1750m appear some meadows or pastures in which are located and stalls, in which the inhabitants of the villages of Has transfer the livestock for transhumance in the warm season.
After continuing the climb towards the top, through the meadows that extend to Kosovo, for less than 1 km you can reach the top, at an altitude of 1988m, where the imaginary border between Kosovo-Albania is envisaged.
The trail starts near the villages of Kishaj and Cabani, 12 km away from the Has city centre. The road is unpaved, which is highly recommended to travel with off-road vehicles or vans of the area.
This crossing is characterised by 900m interchange and a total of 10 km ascent-descent. The time required to cover this distance is about 7-8 hours.
This path is in good condition and accessible without any issues along its entire distance itinerary and is considered a path of medium difficulty level. Due care must be considered during the winter period because the last part of the ridge to the top, can be frozen, and the descent part of the slope makes climbing highly dangerous, especially for those people who do not have the right equipment for climbing in conditions such, or and have no previous experience of climbing on icy or frosty terrain.
Due to the difference in level and distance that should be covered, this guide is suitable to all those who are in a good shape and fit or to those who regularly practice sports activity during the week.