Trekking to the Church of St. Elena



    The region of Përmet offers wonderful areas of natural beauty that remain untouched, and among them is the picturesque village of Lipa and the Church of St. Elena, which are located on the slope of Mount Dhëmbel. The trail offers wonderful views of the Vjosa Valley and the mountains of the Bredhi Hotovë – Dangelli National Park. The journey takes place on a gently sloping trail and allows you to visit the characteristic village and the famous church.

    The excursion is suitable for all people who love untouched nature, rural scenery and trekking.


    • Meeting point in Përmet;
    • Preparation of necessary tools and equipment;
    • Departure to the village of Lipë;
    • Arrival in the village of Lipë and trekking to the church;
    • Return to village of Lipë;
    • Return to the town of Përmet.

    Packages are flexible according to customer requirements; it is possible to create personalized packages according to the requirements and extra services such as additional transport, trekking itineraries, sleeping in tents, village lunches, tastings etc.

    ** Minimum 4 people

    Additional information


    Excursion with 4×4 trekking vehicle, accompanied by certified guides (guides speak Albanian, English, Italian, German, Greek, Romanian)

    Level of Difficulty

    (Low) Experience: No previous experience required.

    Price Includes/Does Not Include

    Includes: Excursion with a 4×4 trekking vehicle, certified guide, photos and video
    Does Not Include: Transportation to the meeting point


    March – November (with exceptions in cases of inclement weather)


    10+ years-old (minors must be accompanied)

    Meeting Place

    In Permet, according to the needs of the client

    Guidelines for Participants

    Participants should be in good health. 4×4 vehicles will take participants to the departure point of the trail. People with allergies or other problems related to the visit/hiking in nature should let the organizers know before departure. Paths, equipment and guides guarantee an activity with comfortable and safe conditions.

    What to Bring with You

    Strong trekking sneakers;
    Water bottle;
    Sweatshirt/hoodie (wind resistant);
    Sunscreen (optional);
    Sunglasses and hats (optional).

    “Vjosa Explorer” Provides

    Driver and 4×4 vehicle;
    Certified guide;
    First aid box;
    Extra materials on request.