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We will meet at the town square in Sopot. A short transfer will take us to the base of a lift that will take us to the start of the hike. From there, we will walk around an hour to the hut. After we arrive, we can either do a short hike or learn some navigating, maps and basic mountaineering.
Resting in the hut and enjoying some of the local dishes is always an option.
Elevation: + 400m.
After a proper breakfast in the hut, we will hike for two hours to the top of Vasil Levski peak, also known as Ambaritca. From there, you get a spectacular view over the highest part of the Balkan mountains. If the weather is good, quite a big part of the country of Bulgaria in general is visible from that spot.
When done with taking photos, we will head back to the hut. After lunch, we will descend to the lift and all the way down to the town.
Elevation: + 380m
Town Square in Sopot
Transportation to Sopot from any of the main cities in Bulgaria could be arranged.
If the trip is done in winter and snowshoes are needed, help with the hire is provided as well.
Hello everyone, my name is Zhivko. I am Mountain guide from the town of Gabrovo, Bulgaria. The place I live is at the base of Stara Planina mountain or the Balkan mountains and therefore since very yearly age I started to get interested in nature and being outside. It all begun with snowboarding, followed by hiking, climbing and mountaineering.
I have been working as guide for the past 6 years in all the mountains in Bulgaria, as well as a snowboard instructor at Bansko ski resort for the winter season. I am also organizing different kinds of group activities, based on mountaineering and outdoor sports.
I became a mountain rescuer in 2012, Senior since 2015.
In terms of experience and personal interest, I have been climbing, hiking and ski touring all over the Bulgarian mountains, and also climbing and hiking in the Alps, the Dolomites, Croatia and Slovenia.
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