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Northern Pirin Mountains, Hut to Hut, Guided Ski Tour

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Join a UIMLA guide on a 3-day hut to hut ski tour through the Northern Pirin mountains of Bulgaria.

Private

Pirin

3 Days

Mar, Apr

High

Intermediate


Description

In a mountain range as vast as the Pirin mountains in Bulgaria, there is an assortment of different ways you can go about exploring and enjoying it. There are a number of different paths, routes and highlights available in the range. And on this trip, we will explore its Northern area, on a 3-day hut to hut ski tour.

The northern area of the Pirin mountains is quite remote. Thus giving you a quieter, more tranquil experience. And because we will be staying in a remote, high altitude hut on the second night, the Tevno Ezero hut (2,500m), that tranquil feeling will extend into the evenings as well. Along with the beauty of the views, you will get from the hut, we will also visit the village of Dorbinishte. This small village is a lovely place, and you will get ample time to explore it, as we will be spending our first night there.

The focus of this trip is not so much about technical skiing and difficult slopes; instead, it is about enjoying being in the mountains. However, because we will be covering a lot of terrain, participants should be in good physical condition and while the terrain is not too difficult, it does offer some varied conditions, from slush to powder, so previous skiing experience is a plus.

This 3 day ski tour through the Northern Pirin mountains is a joy for anybody who wants to enjoy the silence, the fun descents, and the gorgeous scenery of a fantastic mountain range. If that sounds like the trip for you, just send us a request.

And if you would like to experience a more challenging ski touring trip in the Pirin mountains that focuses more on the peaks themselves, you can also join us here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price includes transfers to and from Sofia, accommodation, half board, and lift tickets. Participants should have appropriate safety equipment such as probes, shovel and beacon, as well as proper skiing equipment that includes touring skis, ski touring bindings, with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps, climbing skins, ski crampons, poles, and ski boots. All of this equipment is available for rent in Sofia.


Itinerary

Day 1: Sofia - Gotse Delchev hut - Bezbog hut - Dobrinishte village

On the first day of the trip, participants will drive from Sofia to the Gotse Delchev hut. After that, we will take a chair lift to the Bezbog hut. From there we will skin up Mount Bezbog (2,645m) and descend back to the Gotse Delchev hut (1,450m) before driving to the village of Dobrinishte, where we will spend the night in a guesthouse.

Day 2: Dobrinishte village - Tevno Ezero hut

Today, participants will take the ski lift up around the Tevno Ezero hut, where we will spend approximately 5 hours enjoying some great descents before making our way to the hut, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Tevno Ezero hut - Dobrinishte village - Sofia

On the last day of the trip, depending on weather conditions, we will skin up and ski down several nearby peaks, before making our way back to the village of Dobrinishte, or possibly taking a different route to the resort town of Bansko, before heading back to Sofia.

 

Details

More info

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

Meeting point

Sofia

About the guide

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Lyuben

4.60

(7)

Mountain Leader

I work as a mountain leader since 2006, both with individuals and larger organized groups, mainly English speaking.

Together with a group of colleagues 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.

Languages

Russian | English | Bulgarian

Certificates

UIMLA

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What people are saying about Lyuben

Gaelle

5.00

Lyuben is a very good guide. More than a ski touring guide , he is a perfect travel organiser. We were a group of 4 Belgium guys around 50 to make the 4 days touring ski tour. He chose for us a very good family guesthouse, with very good food. He let us discover local thermal bath, traditional restaurant. About ski touring, Lyuben chose each day the best spot possible for the landscape and the snow adapted to the changing weather conditions. Time keeping was perfect. Zero stress for any situation. He has a comfortable car and does not hesitate to drive hours to bring us to the best area or to bring back us to the airport. Very friendly, super adaptive with us, I warmly recommend Lyuben.

Matt

5.00

Lyuben and Ivo were excellent. Communication was great. Lyuben helped us hire kit before arriving. Each day was great with a good variety or touring and excellent snow. thank you!

Lissi

5.00

Wonderful 9-day hiking in the mountains of Bulgaria and Greece. It was easy to book a trip through the Explore-Share page. They responded quickly, everything was fine and well organized. My whole 9 days were very well organized. Guide picked me up on Sofia's airport and on the 9th day guide taken me back to the airport. Everything in between was organized by Top Guides Bulgaria. The physical effort was great, but it was worth it, wonderful views and very good emotions. I met three guides - Lyuben, Ruslan and Moni. They were very nice and friendly and very good guides. They kept my pace when hiking the mountains and helped and taught me if it was necessary. I felt safe and supported all the time. The hardest part for me was the last part of Mt. Olympus, climbing to the top, it took self-transcendence and a big effort. I haven't been rock climbing before. I am proud to myself that I made it. I was able to do this thanks to Lyuben's support, help and teachings. I am very grateful to him. When hiking in the mountains, you must be prepared to walk up the hill for several hours, which is physically difficult. At this time, wonderful views and feelings gives strength and the will to move on. Guide Moni had taken with him binocular. So we saw the animals and the birds more closer and he had knowledge to talk about them. In the mountains guide Ruslan talked about myths, local culture and nature. On the last day we had the city tour in Sofia. Guide Ruslan introduced me the historical buildings and told many interesting stories about history. All of it was very interesting to listen. The program of the days was very well structured. On the 5th day I felt physically tired and would not have been able to go hiking in the mountains straight away again. According to the plan, came the time to rest: Greece beach, the return trip to Bulgaria, a walk in the beautiful town of Bansko. After that I felt rested and enjoyed hiking in the mountains again. On the evenings of hiking days, you can relax: a delicious dinners in local restaurants, nights in lovely hotels and mountain huts, you can go to a mineral water spa, local market, etc. I am very satisfied and happy about this 9-day trip. Everything was very good. I have great memories and wonderful pictures of it. I definitely want to go back there, at another time of the year: to ski in the winter or to see waterfalls in the spring. Also, I would be happy to use the services of Explore-Share and Top Guides Bulgaria again when hiking in other regions.

Alexander

5.00

A few words about the wonderful guide Kaloyan Peichev. He is a very responsible guide, a wonderful skier and a generous teacher, he has professional knowledge of mountains, snow, etc. and a very kind person.

Jane

5.00

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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