A UIMLA Tour Operator in the Top Guides team would like to take you on a 3-day hiking trek through the Pirin mountains of Bulgaria.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
The Pirin mountains in Bulgaria is a beautiful range that offers a spectacular collection of peaks. The purpose of this 3 day hiking trip will be for you to enjoy a great deal of the range. And because this is a hiking trip, we will be walking and taking our time. Thus allowing you to really take in, admire, and appreciate the gorgeous landscape.
This trek can be arduous at points, so participants should have some previous hiking experience. Also, because we will be walking up to 8 hours in a day, at distances of up to 11 kilometres, participants should also be in good physical condition. However, if you meet that criteria, then this trip will definitely be one to remember.
There is a long list of amazing things you will get to see throughout the 3 day hike in the Pirin mountains. Some of the best highlights include the biggest lake in the mountain range, Popovo Ezero. This lake is a truly stunning sight, and one you will be given time to appreciate. Along with the Popovo lake, you will also get to see the Bezbog lake, the Bunderishki lakes, and the Dark lake. This stunning body of water awaits you once we reach the Tevno Lake hut, where we will be sleeping on the first night.
Along with the beautiful lakes of the Pirin mountains, you will also get to see some amazing peaks, as well. Those peaks include the Tipitsite peaks and the mightiest peak in the range, Mount Vihren (2,914m), which you will get the chance to traverse on the final day of the hike!
Not only is hiking through the Pirin mountains a beautiful experience, it is also an incredibly fun one, too. So if you would like to have a great time, and see some incredible natural landscape, send us a request.
We can also guide you on another Bulgarian 2 day hike through the Rila mountains.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Lift tickets
- Transport during the trip
The price includes transfers to and from Bansko, accommodation, and lift tickets.
On the first day of the hiking adventure, participants will take a 45 minute transfer to the Gotse Delchev hut. From there, we will take a chair lift up to 2240 metres near Bezbog lake, where we will start hiking for approximately 4.5 hours via the Popovo Ezero lake to the Tevno Lake hut, where we will spend the night.
Today, participants will hike for approximately 6.5 hours, at a distance of approximately 11 kilometres from the Tevno Lake hut to the Vihren hut, where we will spend the night.
On the final day of the hiking adventure, we will leave the Vihren hut and and spend approximately 8 hours traversing the highest peak in the range, Mount Vihren. After that, we will make our way back down and catch a shuttle that will take us to the town of Bansko.
Tevno Lake hut, Vihren 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), travel linen, torch, personal first aid kit.
Top Guides is an adventure travel company founded by three UIMLA-certified mountain guides Lyuben Grancharov, Dimiter Samounev, Alexander Serafimov. In 2016 we started as an association between certified local mountain guides united by the idea to ease and enrich the travelers’ outdoor experiences in Bulgaria.
Nowadays we are a leading tour operator specialized in authentic and tailored active tours throughout Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey and Georgia.
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.
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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!
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.
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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.
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