Olympus, Pirin, Rila Mountains
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Today, participants will meet at Sofia, were we will spend the day and spend the night in a local hotel.
Today participants will transfer to the high dam of Belmeken. We will ascent to the Belmeken peak, before hiking down to the village of Bansko where we will spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Today participants will take a ride to the Bezbog hut and log before trekking to the Polezhan peak. Afterwards, we will hike back to Bansko, where we will spend the night in the same guesthouse.
Today we will make our way up Mount Vihren before descending and making our way back to Bansko where we will spend the night in the same guesthouse.
We will take a long, 5 hour transfer to Mount Olympus, which we will then ascend to the mountain hut at approximately 2000 metres, where we will spend the night.
Today we will finish the ascent of Mount Olympus and reach the summit before making our way back down to the hut for the night.
Today participants will make our way down Mount Olympus, crossing the plateau of the muses, then enjoying a swim in the Aegean sea before reaching the village of Paralia, where we will spend the night in a local hotel.
Today we will make our return to Sofia in Bulgaria. However, we will first stop at the beautiful Rila monastery, before reaching the capital, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
On the final day, participants will get to enjoy the sights of Sofia before returning home.
Hotel in Sofia, Guest houses, Mountain huts, Hotel in the village of Paralia
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), torch, personal first aid kit.
My name is Lyuben and I'm a Bulgarian Mountain Guide with a ski touring diploma, living in Bulgaria. I have finished the UIMLA training and passed the exams. My hometown Bansko is surrounded by the main mountain ranges of the country - Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope Mountains, where I usually work. It is also not far from Greece where I organize trips regularly. I guide Bulgarian and foreign groups since 2006. The activities I offer are hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing.
Personally I like travelling and climbing mountains around the world, ski touring and off-piste skiing. Been to the mountains of Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Greece and Romania. Mont Blanc and Dufourspitze in the Alps, ski tours in Tirol, trekking in Caucasus Mountains and in the mountains around Baikal Lake in Russia. Mount Kazbek in Georgia, Mount Kinabalu on Borneo Island, Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island, Indonesia, trekking in the Ladakh region of India.
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