Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
On the first day of the hike, you will take a transport from Sofia to the Beklemeto mountain pass. From there, we will hike throughout the day until we reach the Dobrila hut, where we will spend the night.
On the second day of the hike, we will depart from the Dobrila hut and ascend 2 mountains, Mount Ambaritsa (2,166m) and Mount Kupena (2,169m) before making out way to the Vasil Levski hut, where we will spend the night.
On the third day of the hike, we will depart from the Vasil Levski hut and make our way to the Raj hut, where we will spend the night. Midway through the day’s hike, we will also stop at the Rajskoto Pruskalo waterfall.
On the fourth day of the hike, we will depart from the Raj hut and ascend to the top of Mount Botev (2,376m) before reaching the Tuza hut, where we will spend the night.
On the final day of the hike, we will deparat from the Tuza hut to the village of Tuza, where you can explore before taking a transport to Karlovo or Troyan, and from there, you can catch a transport to Sofia.
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.
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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