Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
For the first day of this adventure, we will begin from Panitshishte-Zelini Preslop, which is only one and a half hours from Sofia, and make our way to the Skakavitsa hut, where you will have the opportunity to see and explore the nearby skakavitsa frozen waterfall. Afterwards, we will make our way to the Rila Lakes hut, where we will spend the night.
On the second day of this adventure, we will spend approximately 4 hours snowshoeing to the Ivan Vazov hut, where we will spend the night. There is an array of different areas and summits in the area, and you will have the chance to spend most of the day picking which one you would like to explore and scale.
On the final day of this adventure, we will make our way back to the starting point, but not before passing by the beautiful Zelini Rid Ridge. Once we reach the point from which the trip started, you will have the chance to enjoy the hot thermal springs in the village of Sapareva Banya before heading back to Sofia, and making your way home or wherever else your travels take you!
Rila Lakes hut and the Ivan Vazov hut.
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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