Pashtrik Mountain

The Beautiful Pashtrik Mountain. © PPNEA
View of the landscape with some horses. © PPNEA
View of the Pashtrik Mountain in the center with Opoja region at front. © CC BY-SA 3.0

Names in the national language

Pashtrik (Albania, Kosovo)

Paštrik (Kosovo)


Location and short description

Pashtrik Mountain is shared between Kosovo and Albania and geographically located between the pearls of Shar and Prokletije. It serves as an important corridor preserving connectivity between the latter two pearls. The area is a hotspot of biodiversity with a high diversity of ecosystems, landscapes and natural values. About 56 Balkan endemic plant species and at least 35 relic plant species have been identified in Pashtrik.


Special features

The area constitutes one of the most arid regions in Kosovo. The highest peak of this mountain range is Pashtrik (1,986 m), which sits on the border between Albania and Kosovo. The mountain range is also known for its ancient beech forests. Moreover, the White Drin River passes along the edge of the area.


Main biotope types

Oak and beech forests



  • Mammals: Brown bear (Ursus arctos), Grey wolf (Canis lupus), Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
  • Birds: Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Plants: Centaurea kosaninii, Cynoglossum krasniqii


Status of protection

Protected landscape (Kosovo)

Pashtrik Mountain

Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania
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Environmentally Responsible Action Group (Kosovo)
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