Mount Dajt Albania, Tirana

Mount Dajt

Mount Dajt is a mountain in Tirana County, Albania, to the east of the city of Tirana. The Dajti National Park is also situated at the Dajt. Its highest peak is at 1,613 m (5,292 ft). In winter, the mountain is often covered with snow, and it is a popular retreat to the local population of Tirana that rarely sees snow falls. Its slopes have forests of pines, oak and beech, while its interior contains canyons, waterfalls, caves, a lake, and an ancient castle.

The Dajti National Park was declared a national park in 1966, and has an expanded area of about 29,384 hectares since 2006. The area is under shared jurisdiction between the Albanian Agency of Protected Areas (AKZM), and Tirana Municipality Parks and Recreation Agency (APR). In 2017, a new Dajti Mt National Park tourist information center was opened, and is located near the TV and Radio towers along SH47 in Fushe Dajt.