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Join Zhivko, a UIMLA-certified mountain leader, for this fun and exciting 5-day hut-to-hut ski tour along the Kom-Emine trail in central Bulgaria. Heading along the section in the scenic Balkan Mountains, enjoy plenty of empty slopes and immaculate views too.
Enjoy the stunning scenery along the Kom-Emine trail.
Pass over some of the highest peaks in the Balkan Mountains.
Avoid the crowds and enjoy the rewards of unspoiled powder and empty slopes.
Running straight across the country, the Kom-Emine trail is the section of the E3 European long distance route situated in Bulgaria and makes for the perfect ski touring destination in the winter.
Perhaps one of the most stunning parts runs through the Balkan Mountains, in the center of the country.
It is here that we will head out on a 5-day hut-to-hut tour, passing over some of the range’s highest peaks and enjoying the area’s immense natural beauty.
Starting from the Zlatinski pass, we will ski through the range, heading up four different mountains and enjoying impeccable views as well as great descents.
This trip takes us way out into the backcountry of the Stara Planina, where we will see few other skiers, which means there is plenty of unspoiled powder for us to enjoy!
While none of the skiing is very technical, the route can be quite exposed making it difficult in windy conditions, but overall this trip is perfectly appropriate for a fit intermediate ski tourer.
Among the various highlights of the trip comes on the fourth day, after we climb Vezhen peak and get to enjoy a nice, long and scenic descent. However, there are plenty of other memorable moments as well!
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this remote, fun and scenic 5-day hut-to-hut ski tour along the Kom-Emine trail in the Balkan Mountains!
If you like the look of this trip then I think you may also enjoy my 3-day snowshoeing tour through Bulgaria’s Rila Mountains!
To be determined upon completion of booking.
A shorter day since we spend the morning transferring to the beginning of the trail.
9 km/ +580 m/-620 m
12 km/ +700 m/-650 m
This is the hardest day of the trip.
18 km/ +1,200 m/-1,300 m
12 km/ +830 m/-820 m
8 km/ +110 m/-1020 m
Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)
Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)
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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Group of 1
|EUR 588 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 294 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 196 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 155 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 155 each|
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All very nice, great guide in a beautiful range of mountains!
I think that Zhivko is absolutely brilliant in his role: always providing professional insight and mental support. I am sure I would have never made it to the top had I not been assisted by an experienced guide. Zhivko was very mindful throughout the entire duration of the challenge - e.g. advising on proper way of stepping, breathing, clothing etc. I would like to emphasise not only his great knowledge of practicalities related to hiking and climbing, but also fantastic psychological and social skills, showing respect to both: the environment and fellow hikers/ climbers. I\'ve received a feedback following the completion of my \'mission\' which will surely help me in the future. It\'s apparent that Zhivko loves what he is doing for living and he does what he loves rather than simply earning money. Absolutely fabulous experience!
Mountain guide Zhivko is a very nice, experienced and open minded guide who made me feel safe on our trekking. I am a beginner and he patiently guided me through the inspiring natural winter beauty of Rila Mountain on snow shoes. He prepared everything perfectly and made the trip 100% customized to my wishes. The area is breathtaking and remote in wintertime. We went to the Ivan Vasov hut and did not meet anyone on the way. Shortly: highlly recommended for nature lovers :)!