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Day hike to the top of Vihren (2,914m), the highest peak in the Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria

Join Borislav, a UIMLA mountain leader on this amazing day hike to the top of Vihren, the highest peak in the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria.

Mountain RangePirin
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Climb the the highest peak of the Pirin Mountains.

  • Witness exceptional views of the Todorka, Tipitsite & Mouratov peaks.

  • Explore the rich biodiversity of the Pirin Mountains.

Description

Join me as I take you on an incredible day trip to the top of Vihren, the highest peak of the beautiful Pirin Mountains. You will not only see pristine lakes but also tread on steep edges and narrow ridges on this adventure. It will be truly enriching to explore the rich biodiversity of this area. And if you are lucky, you might as well spot some wild goats grazing in these towering peaks.

Whether you are a seasoned mountaineer or are just starting off with your mountaineering journey, Pirin will not disappoint you as it has something for everybody.

We’ll begin from the capital city of Sofia and spend a delightful summer day hiking the highest peak. You’ll enjoy fresh air, spectacular views and experience lots of positive energy on this day hike.

From Sofia, we’ll head towards the mountain town of Bansko, at the foothills of the Pirin. And thereafter begins our hike to the summit!

The trail leads on a steep rocky terrain which is thrilling and challenging at the same time. Taking short breaks, we’ll reach the Kazanite refuge. This spot offers an impressive view of the vertical north-eastern wall of the peak.

Shortly, we’ll reach Premkata, the saddle between the peaks of Vihren and Kutelo before beginning our final leg for the summit.

It is a strenuous hike from here. Ascending on a craggy path, we’ll mount the top to witness an outstanding view! The peaks of Todorka, Tipitsite, and Mouratov stand tall in all their glory in front of our eyes.

After clicking a picture or two, we’ll descend towards Vihren hut, contemplating this beautiful experience on the way.

The descent involves traversing another route along the sharp rocky edges of Jamjievi Skaliwhere. After taking some rest at the hut, we’ll drive back to Sofia, ending our remarkable trip.

This trip is unmissable! So, don’t hesitate to send a message now to create some lifelong memories in the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria. Also, check out my page for some more interesting adventures in Bulgaria.

More info

Please don't forget to carry along: Hiking Boots, Rucksack, Trekking Poles, Water and Windproof Jacket, Sun Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Warm Hat, Gloves, Water bottle (1.5L), Travel liner (optional), Torch and Personal First Aid Kit.

Meeting point

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hike from Sofia to Vihren peak and back to Sofia

Meet in front of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia at 6.30 AM and head towards the town of Bansko, at the foothills of Pirin Mountain.

Hike the summit of Vihren mountain.

Thereafter, descend to Sofia.


Equipment you will need to bring

Goggles

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 114 each

Group of 2

EUR 78 each

Group of 3

EUR 52 each

Group of 4

EUR 37 each

Group of 5

EUR 37 each

Group of 6

EUR 37 each

Group of 7

EUR 37 each

Group of 8

EUR 37 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Price per Person. Includes: Insurance. An additional cost of 20 EUR per person for transportaion.


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