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Balkans, Bulgaria, Hut to Hut 5 Day Guided Trek

A UIMLA Tour Operator in the Top Guides team wants to lead you on a thrilling 5-day hut to hut hike through the Balkans of Bulgaria.

Mountain RangeBalkan Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

The Balkans is one of the most famous mountain ranges in Eastern Europe. While it is only the third highest range in Bulgaria, the name alone genuinely stands out. However, this mountain range is far more than a name. Instead, it is an absolutely magnificent stretch of over 500 kilometres, and it is truly unforgettable. And on this 5 day hiking trek, we hope to give you the chance to see and experience the best parts of it.

The Balkans range has several incredible peaks within it. Some of those peaks you will have the chance to traverse. Those peaks include the highest peak in the range, Mount Botev (2,376m) along with Mount Ambaritsa (2,166m) and Mount Kupena (2,169m). Along with those amazing peaks, there are also several wonderful waterfalls you will get to see. Those waterfalls include Kademlijsko and Babsko. However, the most iconic waterfall in the range is the Rajskoto Pruskalo waterfall. This cascade is 124.5 metres high and is the highest permanent waterfall in the Balkans.

Finally, participants in this hike will also get to spend between 5 and 7 hours, each day, hiking through some of the most breathtaking landscapes you will ever see. We will hike through areas like the Rusalijski pass, where you will get to enjoy a panoramic view of the Central Balkan national park. And at the end of every day, you will get to rest in several different, comfortable mountain huts that will also grant you amazing evening views as well.

It would be our pleasure to guide you through the amazing Balkans mountain range. We have no doubt that you will enjoy every minute of it. So if you would like to explore this glorious stretch of mountainous terrain, just send us a request.

It would also be our pleasure to guide you on another Bulgarian hiking adventure, this time a 3 day trek through the Pirin Mountains.

Accommodation

Dobrila Hut, Vasil Levski Hut, Raj Hut, Tuza Hut

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: hiking boots, rucksack (35-45L), trekking poles, water and windproof jacket, rain cover, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm hat and gloves, water bottle (1.5L), travel liner (optional), torch, travel linen, personal first aid kit.

Meeting point

The mountain pass of Berklemeto, accessible from Troyan and Karlovo by car or bus from Sofia.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Beklemeto (1,520m) - Dobrila hut (1,790m)

Participants will arrive at the mountain pass of Beklemeto. From there, we will hike along the main ridge for approximately 6 hours, passing the Orlovo hut and the Dermenka hut, until we reach the Dobrila hut, where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Dobrila - Botev traverse - Vasil Levski hut

Today, participants will hike through part of the famed Dobrila – Botev traverse, where they will ascend Mount Ambaritsa (2,166m) and Mount Kupena (2,169m) before making our way down to the Vasil Levski hut, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Raj hut and Rajskoto Pruskalo waterfall

Today participants will hike for approximately 4.5 hours to the Ray hut, where we will spend the night. We will also hike to the Rajskoto Pruskalo waterfall.

Day 4: Mount Botev (2,376m) - Tuza hut

Today participants will spend approximately 7 hours hiking to the top of Mount Botev, before making our way down to the Tuza hut, where we will spend the night.

Day 5: Tuza village

On the final day of the hike, participants will hike down to the Tuza village. We will pass the Kademlijsko and Babsko waterfalls before reaching either the Tuza village or the town of Apriltsi, where we can take transport back to Karlovo or Troyan.


About the guide

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Top Guides is an adventure travel company founded by three UIMLA-certified mountain guides Lyuben Grancharov, Dimiter Samounev, Alexander Serafimov. In 2016 we started as an association between certified local mountain guides united by the idea to ease and enrich the travelers’ outdoor experiences in Bulgaria.

Nowadays we are a leading tour operator specialized in authentic and tailored active tours throughout Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey and Georgia.

We offer a wide-range of activities: hiking, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ski touring and off-piste skiing.

All our guides are certified, experienced and passionate about their job and will guide you with a smile and care through the wild beauty of the Bulgarian and the Balkan mountains.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 887 each

Group of 2

EUR 516 each

Group of 3

EUR 413 each

Group of 4

EUR 361 each

Group of 5

EUR 310 each

Group of 6

EUR 279 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• The price includes transfers to and from Sofia, and accommodation.


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