Balkans, Bulgaria, Hut to Hut 5 Day Guided Trek

Lyuben, a state certified hiking, mountain biking and skiing guide, wants to lead you on a thrilling 5 day hut to hut hike through the Balkans of Bulgaria.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range

Balkan Mountains

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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, I 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 landscape 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 my pleasure to guide you through the amazing Balkans mountain range. I 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 me a request.

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

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    860 EUR

    Group of 2
    500 EUR

    Group of 3
    400 EUR

    Group of 4
    350 EUR

    Group of 5
    300 EUR

    Group of 6
    270 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price includes transfers to and from Sofia, and accommodation.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Beklemeto (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 2Dobrila - 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 3Raj 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 4Mount 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 5Tuza 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.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

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

    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.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    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.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Lyuben Grancharov

     

    Amazing trip..... 100% recommend this trip... Lyuben was both professional and friendly. We loved it. A great activity to do with a non-skier in tow.
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    Jane
     

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