Natural beauties of Thethi valley begins once you have passed Boge village and do not end at any moment you will stay in Theth. The first point you will meet is Qafa e Thores peak on the way to Thethi valley, of 1800 meters altitude on the sea level and a cottage used as a coffee bar to stop, relax and have an wanderful view of all the peaks in the area.
After 3 km drive there is the monument of Edith Durham monument that gives you the chance to see two valley Thethi’s and Shala’s valley view; Valbona’s golf, the Pejse golf, the Vizhens circle, the sheeps path pastures, the golf of Derza, etc.
Blue Eye of Kaprre
The location of this beauty is down on Kaprre, one of the most beautiful villages in the Alps. To reach the Blue Eye you must pass one of the rare beauties that are the Grunas Canyon of Theth, one of the pearls of the canyons in the entire country. If you are descended from Thethi, once you pass the Grunas canyon, down to Electric Plant of Ndërlysa and walks straight over the side village of Kaperre until you reaches the Black Well, which is formed by the Black River which comes down from Kaprreja. If you drive, you must stop and park there, because from Nderlysa to the Blue Eye of Kaperre there is no automobile road. Once you have parked the vehicle near the ruins of the School, appear before you the Black Well. From this place you should depart on foot to visit the Blue Eye. Once you have passed the bridge and take the road to Kaprre, it appears before you one of the most wonderful landscapes formed by the erosion of the cliff by the river, where some bathtubs and waterfalls are created, which are the most beautiful sights in Albania.
From the place where the car is parked, until to the Blue Eye is a pedestrian route and takes about 40 minutes for the person who walks with a normal walking. The Blue Eye is one of the rare beauties of the entire Albania. It is formed from the Black River, which flaw out from the Black Top. The Blue Eye is formed by the erosion of rock by the water that descends from the mountains. The Black Well is about 100 m2 and about 3 to 5 meters of depth. The Black River is entirely formed from the melting snow in the Alps. Any tourist (of any age) can go to the Blue Eye because the road lay in a plain valley. Along the way you have to bear in mind to follow the signs that are made by local residents.
Waterfall of Thethi in Grunas
One of the most exceptional natural beauties in the Albanian Alps is the Grunas waterfalls, which by the Government Decision Nr. 676, dated 20.12.2002 has been declared as a natural monument under state protection. The Grunasi waterfall with its thin body over 30 meters high, together with circuses around the Flour Mill, form one of the most interesting places to be visited by every tourist who visits Theth. The waterfall of Thethi has a particular feature, the fact that all its water derives entirely from a rock and snow water. For mountain climbers who can visit the source is a special miracle that is not found in any waterfall in Europe.
The Grunas Canyon, a natural monument, can be found on the south side of the Thethi park. The Grunas Canyon has vast carbon formations. The canyon is around 2 km long and 60 metres deep, and varies from 2-3 meters to 30-40 meters wide. There is an incomparable beauty and all the time there is enough water to canoe sailing fans. The water of the Thethi River is crystal clear at any time and very cold. The visits to the site are not advised without local guides or it is advisable that the visit be in groups. The Grunas Canyon was and remains a challenge for all foreign and Albanian tourists that are passionate about canyons.
Exploring Caves speleology / rocky climbing
Thethi has other natural monuments such as caves. The speleologist can see some small caves of extraordinary beauty in Theth such as: Cuckoo Cave, Cave of Shakujve Valley, the “Red” Cave, the Cave in between the stones in the Thethi field “over Ulaj”, Pepes Cave in Okol and Water hole in the neck of Pejë. The Water hole in the neck of Pejë at times of rains issues water, which is supplied by underground glacier lakes: the lakes of Jezerca and Vuthaj. But those that have attracted the attention of many specialists, climbers, speleologist, geographers and geologists, are the enormous caves of Harapi over the Okol and the Cave of Circles over Ulaj. The large size and the interesting phenomena of these caves like underground lakes, siphons, stalactites galleries and stalagmites etc.., in centuries have been the cause of creating legends by residents.
At the valley of Thethi, one can see buildings made of stone, standing tall and strong, which are known for their defensive character. One of the more unique towers is the tower of Lulash Keq Boshi, which was build at the top of a jagged rock, 9 meters tall, which is connected to the rock in an organic and functional way. The tower is placed near the fertile soil with a minimal construction which is a helpful environment for the growth of cereals. The tower is a semi floor with a horizontal expansion of 87 m2. On the north-west side, it’s the way to the underground floor where the cattle are kept. On the surfaces of the first floor is the floor where you enter the building through some stone stairs. On the south-west side of the wall is found the small window called frangjia, which is built functionality and architecturally wise. Frangjia is a solid construction worked with sculpted rock that comes out of the tower walls. In addition to the below floor, where is the room where the family stay, it’s also found the guest room, which is higher up from the floor where the family lives. An unusual element of the guest room is the fact that it has a fireplace, wooden ceiling and is treated with a lot of care. Usually this room is nicer than other areas of the building. This shows the Albanian tradition of preparing the best for guests.