Alfred Pepaj

Hiking Guide

Alfred was born and raised in Lepushe. Graduated from the Faculty of Economics and at times also active in the industry. From a young age, he was a big fan of hiking in nature. Hiking and trekking trails around Albania have enabled him to get to know his home country and the locals in a unique way. As a passionate traveler, he has been leading tours in the southern Balkans for 7 years and is certified as a tour guide by the Ministry of Tourism. He loves to be in contact with other people and to pass on the culture and tradition of his country.

Robert Vushaj

Product Manager and Hiking Guide

The mountains have been part of his life since he was born. Born and raised in the small village of Selce in Northern Albania at the foot of the Accursed Mountains. He has been at home in the mountains since he was born and began to explore this unique landscape at an early age. Since then, his passion for hiking has taken him to the mountains again and again.

In Shkoder he graduated in German. During his summer vacations, he started to work as a local Guide and led the first visitors through Kelmend in 2011. From 2013 he has regularly led trips for various agencies (Wikinger Reisen, Weltweitwandern, DAV etc.) in Albania and the neighboring countries of Montenegro, Kosovo and North Macedonia and founded the travel agency Albatrek in 2019 with the aim of making his participants unforgettable Adventures with individually planned trips to enable experiences of the original beauty of his country.

Robert is also an avid cyclist, swimmer and skier.


Adriana Ndreca

Reservations Manager

Anna’s appreciation and love for nature brought her to Albatrek. She takes care of the office and the bookings. If you have questions about dates and availability, you will get in touch with her. She speaks great English, Italian and understands a little German.

Julinda Lola

Hiking and Culture Guide

Juli was born in 1989 in Tepelena, a mountain town in southern Albania. After completing her political science studies and master’s degree in political theory in Tirana 10 years ago, she returned to nature and the mountains. “On the first ascent I had the feeling that I belonged to the mountain and that something inside of me brought me back here”. After this feeling she looked for and discovered more and more new ways in all Albanian regions and wants to share these ways with all nature lovers and Bagan as a tour guide. “I joined the team of Albatrek because here I have the opportunity to turn my passion into a job and, above all, to show our guests the beauties of nature in Albania”