Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mountain pass of Berklemeto, accessible from Troyan and Karlovo by car or bus from Sofia.
Dobrila Hut, Vasil Levski Hut, Raj Hut, Tuza Hut
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.
My name is Lyuben and I'm a Bulgarian Mountain Guide with a ski touring diploma, living in Bulgaria. I have finished the UIMLA training and passed the exams. My hometown Bansko is surrounded by the main mountain ranges of the country - Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope Mountains, where I usually work. It is also not far from Greece where I organize trips regularly. I guide Bulgarian and foreign groups since 2006. The activities I offer are hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing.
Personally I like travelling and climbing mountains around the world, ski touring and off-piste skiing. Been to the mountains of Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Greece and Romania. Mont Blanc and Dufourspitze in the Alps, ski tours in Tirol, trekking in Caucasus Mountains and in the mountains around Baikal Lake in Russia. Mount Kazbek in Georgia, Mount Kinabalu on Borneo Island, Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island, Indonesia, trekking in the Ladakh region of India.
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