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Pirin Mountains 3 Day Guided Hiking

Join Zhivko, a state certified skiing, mountain biking, and hiking guide who wants to take you on a 3 day hike though the beautiful Pirin mountain range.

Mountain RangePirin
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Every mountain range in Bulgaria is different, which says a lot about how amazing the natural landscape of the country is, but the focus of this 3 day hiking trip will be the magnificent Pirin mountains.

The Pirin mountain range is a wonderful stretch of glorious natural landscape that is exceptionally lush in the summer months. Thus making it perfect for a long hiking trek.

As a result of the long walks each day, up to 8 hours of walking, and 11 kilometres of distance covered, participants of this hike should be in good physical condition. Furthermore, since there are some challenging spots during the hike, some previous hiking experience is recommended.

The list of memorable sights during this trip is long. However, a few of the best highlights include the following:

  • The Bezbog lake
  • The Popovo Ezero lake (the biggest lake in the range)
  • The Dark lake
  • The Tipitsite peaks

Along with the enjoyable hike, you will also get to enjoy a chair lift ride up to an altitude of 2,240 metres. The ride is wonderfully scenic, and because it takes place on the first day, it gives you a great introduction on the spectacular sights to come. You will also get to enjoy 2 nights in 2 different, comfortable mountains huts as well.

You really can’t go wrong with any of the amazing mountain ranges in Bulgaria. However, with the Pirin mountains, you will get to enjoy a bit more a challenge, as is the case when we make our way to the top of the biggest mountain in the entire range, Mount Vihren (2,914), which we will do on the final day of the trip. So if that sounds like the right adventure for you, send me a request, and I’ll be happy to guide you.

I can also lead you on this 4 day hike through the Rhodopes.

Accommodation

Tevno Lake hut, Vihren 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), travel linen, torch, personal first aid kit.

Meeting point

Bansko

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Itinerary

Day 1: Gotse Delchev hut to the Tevno Lake hut

On the first day of the hike, we will take a short transfer to the Gotse Delchev hut. From there, we will take a chair lift near the Bezbog lake. After that, we will hike to Popovo Ezero lake, and then to the Tevno Lake hut, where we will spend the night.

Day 2: Tevno Lake hut to the Vihren hut

On the second day of hte hike, we will hike for nearly 7 hours and 11 kilometres from the Tevno Lake hut to the Vihren hut, where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Mount Vihren (2,914m) to Bansko

On the final day of the hike, we will make our way up Mount Vihren. Afterwards, we will descend and take a transport to Bansko, where participants can then go to Sofia, or wherever else their travels take them.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 382 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)


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