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5-day Hut-to-hut ski touring along the remote Kom-Emine trail in Bulgaria (Balkan Mountains)

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.

Mountain RangeBalkan Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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!

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Mountain hut

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Itinerary

Day 1: Zlatishki pass - Svishti plaz hut

A shorter day since we spend the morning transferring to the beginning of the trail.

9 km/ +580 m/-620 m

Day 2: Svishti plaz hut - Paskal peak - Momina polyana hut

12 km/ +700 m/-650 m

Day 3: Momina polyana hut - Vezhen peak - Vezhen hut

This is the hardest day of the trip.

18 km/ +1,200 m/-1,300 m

Day 4: Vezhen hut - Vezhen peak - Iumruka peak - Eho hut

12 km/ +830 m/-820 m

Day 5: Eho hut to Haidushka pesen hut

8 km/ +110 m/-1020 m


Equipment you will need to bring

Ski equipment (skis, boots, poles)

Climbing skins

Poles

Goggles

Sunglasses

Avalanche equipment (beacon, probe and shovel)

Backpack

Water bottle


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

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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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price for all the guide's additional expenses are to be further negotiated, depending on the the trip's exact itinerary.


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