Bulgaria’s Rila and Pirin Mountains

Bulgaria’s Rila and Pirin Mountains

 8 day tour

Day 1

Arriving at Sofia Airport, where you will be welcomed by your guide. Short transfer to the center of the capital city and accommodation in a hotel. Dinner (optional) and overnight at hotel Niky 3* (www.hotel-niky.com) or similar.

 

                                                     

  Day 2 – about 110 km

Musala summit

Musala summit

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Short morning transfer (45 min.) to the Borovets ski resort. Next is a 40 minute transfer with gondola to the higher parts of the mountain. Ascent to the highest peak of Bulgaria – mount Musala (2926 m.). The alpine views of glacial lakes and ridges from the summit are amazing. Lunch will be a picnic (optional)  Return back to Borovets with the gondola. The walk takes 6 h. in total. In the evening, short transfer (20 min.) to the Malyovitsa ski resort, where we will be accommodated in a nice hotel, situated in the dense pine forests of Rila Mountain.  Dinner (optional) and overnight at hotel Alen Mak 3* (www.booking.com/hotel/bg/alen-mak-hotel.bg.html) or similar.

 

 Day 3– about 75 km

Seven Rila Lakes

Seven Rila Lakes

 

Breakfast. Ascent of mount Malyovitsa – one of the symbols of the region. The summit offers an amazing 360 degree view towards the countless peaks and glacial lakes. Lunch (optional) will be a picnic. The route further follows a ridge, which leads to the famous Seven Rila Lakes. Descent with a chairlift (20 min.) to a nice hotel located at the beautiful Panichishte ski area. The whole trek takes 7 hours. Accommodation, dinner (optional) and overnight at hotel Magnolia 3* (www.booking.com/hotel/bg/magnoliya.bg.html) or similar.

                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                              

D ay 4 ) – about 200 km

Rila monastery

Rila monastery

Breakfast. It is a more relaxing day – hike to the beautiful Skakavitsa waterfall (64 m.) and descend back to Panichishte (2,30 h.). From here we will be traveling to the world famous Ria Monastery – a UNESCO listed site. Tour of the Holy monastery, hidden deep in the very heart of the mountain. Lunch (optional) at a local mehana. Transfer to Bansko, a town of old traditional buildings and typical Bulgarian folk music, at the foot of the impressive Pirin Mountain. Accommodation in a nice family hotel and dinner (optional). Overnight at hotel Bisser (www.en.bisser-bansko.com/0749/828-17/index.html) or similar.

 

 

Day 5 – about 40 km

After breakfast we will take a short transfer (30 min.) to a mountain hut at 2000 m. Next is ascent to mount Vihren (2914m) – the highest peak of Pirin and the most technical part of the walking tour. About 6 hours for the ascent and descent and some incredible views of alpine peaks, marble rock walls and glacial lakes. Lunch (optional) will be a picnic. Return back to Bansko and same accommodation. Dinner at a traditional mehana (optional), where you will be able to taste the local meals and hear the traditional music. Overnight.

Vihren Summit

Vihren Summit

 

Day 6  – about 40 km

Breakfast. Start with a 30 minute morning transfer to Vihren hut. From here we will hike through the amazing central part of the mountain – dozens of glacial lakes are on our way until we reach the high pass of Todorka. Descent via the Todorka’s eyes lakes through a century-old pine forest to the Demyanitsa hut. Lunch (optional) will be a picnic. Descent to Bistritsa hut, where our transport will be waiting for us. Today’s hike will take 6 hours. Short transfer to Bansko and same accommodation. Dinner (optional) at the hotel and overnight.


 

Day 7  – about 40 km

Breakfast. Transfer (30 min.) to the Gotse Delchev hut, from where we will take the chair lift to the famous Bezbog ski area. Next is hike to the Popovo lake – the largest glacial lake in Pirin Mountains – some amazing views and scenery. Lunch (optional) will be a picnic. Ascent to the Kremenski lakes, one of the most impressive cirques here in Pirin, and return back to the chair lift. Today we will spend 5 hours on trekking. Return back to Bansko and our family hotel. Dinner (optional) at the hotel and overnight.

 

Day 8  – about 180 km

Breakfast. Transfer to the capital city Sofia (2,30 h.). Lunch (optional and depends of the flight schedule) at  traditional restaurant in the capital city. Tour of Sofia – visit to the cathedral St. Alexander Nevski, the Parliament, the churches St. Sophia and St. George, the Sinagogue, the National Theatre. Transfer to Sofia Airport and departure.  

Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski

Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski

 

 

End of the program.

Price includes:

  • All the accommodations, mentioned in the program in family 3* hotels
  • All the breakfasts, mentioned in the program
  • All the transportations with comfortable 18 + 1 seated mini bus
  • The instant assistance of a licensed, english speaking mountain guide
  • All the gondola and chair lift tickets

Price does not Include:

  • Lunches , dinners and beverages
  • Tickets for museums and historical monuments
  • Tips and personal expenses

Price: Upon request

 

Supplements:

  • 7 lunches with mineral water on set menu –  50.00 euro
  • 7 dinners  with mineral water on set menu –  90.00 euro

*The rates are net with included VAT

 

Tour difficulty: Moderate

Suitable for: People with some mountain experience in good shape; children elder than 14 y. o.

MUNTEANU VICTOR NICOLAE
MUNTEANU SIMONA
MUNTEANU GABRIELA CATALINA 30.03.2009
MUNTEANU MIHAELA DIANA 24.07.2014

ASAVEI CRISTIAN IONUT
ASAVEI CATALINA IONELIA
ASAVEI DARIUS CRISTIAN 22.01.2010
ASAVEI AMALIA STEFANIA 30.03.2014

Winter fairy tale in Bulgaria


                                                                 Winter fairy tale in Bulgaria

The Balkan peninsula is named after the mountain chain, that crosses all of Bulgaria from west to east, splitting the 
country in halfs. The Balkan range, or the Old Mountain, as locals call it, is a magnificent nature landmark. With it's 700
 km length and altitude up to almost 2400 meters above sea, this natural wall offers incredible diversity of terrains – 
rocky and gentle slopes, high summits and platoes, caves, river gorges and vertical rock walls, pine and oak forests, 
jungle-like woods and much more.

But Balkan mountains are much more than that! They are the keepers of Bulgarian spirit, culture and traditions, they
 have central role in the history of the nation – our most sacred land. This tour will allow you enjoy the beautiful, 
untouched nature, the local traditions, crafts and cuisine of the Old Mountain. And during the most magical season – 
the winter – you will experience your best vacation.

Day 1. Arriving at Sofia airport and meeting with the tour guide. Transfer to the Central Balkan mountains and the little town of 
Apriltsi. Accommodation in a splendid, comfortable family hotel in the woods. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Breakfast. Short morning transfer (15 min.) to the starting point of our first snowshoe trek. The trail crosses a beautiful 
century old oak forest and for two hours leads to the famous Pleven hut, situated on a meadow, below the main ridge. From here 
there is an absolutely fantastic view towards the rockiest part of the Balkan mountains – the North Djendem Nature Reserve – a 
vast labirinth of vertical cliffs, gullies, frozen waterfalls and rock towers. Lunch will be a picnic. Descent back to the vehicle and 
return to the hotel. Same accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Breakfast. Today is a day to witness the culture and traditions of the region. After short transfer (15 min.) we will visit the 
Oreshaka village, where numerous craftsmen have their workshops. Here they display their works and the process of the making, 
in which guests can participate. Lunch at a traditional restaurant. Next is another 15 minute transfer to the Troyan monastery – the
 biggest and most popular in north Bulgaria. The monastery was built in the first years of 17th century and is keeper of the icon 
“The Threehanded Virgin Mary”, which is believed to be miracle working. Visit to the nearby museum of the wildlife of Balkan 
mountains. Return to our hotel and same accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Breakfast. It is time for hiking again. The short morning transfer will take us to the beginning of the Vidima eco path – an 
amazing trail of wooden stairs and bridges, that culminates at the third highest waterfall in Bulgaria – Vidimsko Praskalo (81 m.), 
frozen at this season. Lunch will be a picnic. Once again this trek offers stunning views of the Central Balkan mountains. Return to 
the vehicle and our family hotel. Same accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Breakfast. Morning transfer (45 min.) will take us high in to the mountain, where the trek starts towards the main ridge of the 
Balkan range. Trough some beautiful forests, with the help of the snowshoes, we reach the Haidushka Pesen hut, overlooking the 
north slopes of the mountain – a must see view. Lunch will be a picnic. Trough the natural reserve Kozya Stena (Goat wall), the 
trail descents to the village of Chiflik, where the vehicle will await. Return to our hotel and same accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Breakfast. Transfer to the town of Troyan, where visitation of the Regional Ethnographic Museum will take place. Here we will
 get to know the lifestyle and arts from the past centuries of this part of Bulgaria. Next is time for real relaxation! We will visit an 
open-air hot mineral water pool in the nearby village of Shipkovo. Lunch in a traditional local tavern. In the afternoon – transfer to Sofia,
 the capital Bulgaria. Accommodation in a hotel, situated in the historical center of the city. Overnight.

Day 7. Breakfast. Half day tour of the capital city – visit to all the historical sites: the ruins of ancient Serdica, the National Theater, 
the st. Alexander Nevski cathedral, the st. Sophia church, the Rotunda st. George and much more. Transfer to Sofia airport. 
Departure.

Price includes:All the accommodations, mentioned in the programme
•All the dinners, mentioned in the programme
•All the breakfasts, mentioned in the programme
•All the lunches, mentioned in the programmeAll the transportations
•The instant assistance of a licensed, english speaking mountain guide

Price does not Include:All the drinks, during dinnersTickets for museums and historical monuments
•Tips and personal expenses

Prices: Upon request

Minimum/maximum participants: 4 to 18 

Tour difficulty: Easy

This tour is suitable for people with no or little mountaineering experience and families with children older than 8 years. 

Snowshoes Summit Crafts Waterfall

Snowshoeing adventure in Bulgaria

Snowshoeing adventure in Bulgaria

As a country with a continental type of winter and average of 2-3 meter snow cover in the ranges, Bulgaria is emerging as great destination for all type of winter mountain activities. Rila – the highest range in the country, offers some amazing walks and views to it’s alpine sceneries, pointed peaks with average altitude over and green valleys. The legendary Rhodope mountains – mystical homeland of Orpheus – spread around Bulgarian south. The dense pine forests, amazing scenery, marvelous towns and villages, old traditions, folklore and cuisine make this place a splendid area for an adventure on snow.

Winter is maybe the best season for mountaineering. With the proper equipment – snowshoes and trek poles – a hike trough the snow-white summits of Bulgaria is an unforgettable fairytale. The alpine ranges of Rila and Rhodope offer the best opportunities for this unique adventure of bright sun, sparkling white snow, green pine forests and blue skies. All that, combined with the warm evenings by the fireplace in some small family hotels, hidden in the mountain woods, with a rich traditional meal and a glass of the best Bulgarian red wine, turns it into a great experience.

Day 1. Arriving at Sofia airport. Meeting with your tour guide and transfer to a nice family hotel deep in the forests of Rhodope Mountain. Accommodation and short briefing about the tour. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Breakfast. Short morning transfer (15 min.) to the beginning of our trail. Next is a 4 hour walk trough the magnificent Canyon of the waterfalls – some amazing views to the frozen cascades and overlooks to the mountain. Lunch will be a picnic. Afternoon – another short transfer (1 h.) to the beautiful village of Trigrad, situated between some vertical rock walls. Accommodation in a nice small hotel here. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Breakfast. Today is a more relaxing hike (3 h.). We will start with a visit to the famous Devil’s throat cave – the legendary way to the kingdom of Hades. Next is the trek trough the beautiful scenery of the Rhodope mountains – centuries old pine forests, meadows and imposing rock formations. Lunch will be a picnic. Visitation to the marvelous Yagodina cave and the Buinovo gorge. Late afternoon short transfer (30 min.) to the town of Devin and accommodation in a nice family hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Breakfast. It is a day for leisure. In the morning we will have the opportunity to visit an open air mineral pool. Lunch will take place in a great traditional restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer (3.30 h.) to Rila mountain and accommodation in a comfortable hotel, hidden in the foothills of the range. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Breakfast. It is time for the ascent to the summit of Maliovitsa (2729 m.) – one of the symbols of Rila mountain, most technical part of the walking tour. About 7 hours for the ascent and descent to the highest point of Northwest Rila. Lunch will be a picnic. The scenery is just amazing – some incredible views of pointed alpine peaks, rock walls and glacial cirques. Return back to same accommodation. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Day 6. Breakfast. From our hotel starts a forest trail, that leads to the famous Seven Rila Lakes area. The trek with snowshoes here is pleasant and easy and takes 5 hours. During this hike we will enjoy the pine forests of Rila range, along with some stunning views towards the main ridge. Lunch will be a picnic. At the end of this trail we will reach a remote family hotel, just below the Seven lakes cirque. Accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7. Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and departure from Sofia airport.

Price includes:All the accommodations, mentioned in the programme
•All the dinners, mentioned in the programme
•All the breakfasts, mentioned in the programme
•All the lunches, mentioned in the programmeAll the transportations
•The instant assistance of a licensed, english speaking mountain guide

Price does not Include:All the drinks, during dinnersTickets for museums and historical monuments
•Tips and personal expenses

Price: Upon request

Minimum/maximum participants: 4 to 18 

Tour difficulty: Moderate

This tour is suitable for people with moderate or advanced mountaineering experience and children older than 14 years.

Maliovitsa Bulgaria Snowshoeing Rhodope

Outdoor activity mix in Bulgaria

Outdoor activity mix in Bulgaria

With it’s wild nature, beautifull high mountains, large forest areas, big number of artificial and natural lakes, and lush rivers, Bulgaria can offer to it’s guests all kind of outdoor activities. The tourists can enjoy here a different in dificulty and longtitude hikes; try some real speleology in the caves; float with a kayak, kanoe or a simple boat on the calm waters of thr lakes and dams; expirience a real rafting adventure in the lush rivers; ride a horse trough the green meadows and forests….
And why not take all those magnifficent adventures, combine them with the secrets of the traditional culture and cuisine of Bulgaria and accomplish them in a one week vacation. Sure it will be splendid new expirience and a fun time….

 

Day 1. Arrive at Sofia airport. Meeting with your tour guide. Departure to the town of Smolyan, situated deep in the dense forests of the Rodopi mountains. On the way we will visit the medieval Bachkovo monastery. Accommodation in a hotel in Smolyan. Short briefing about the tour. Dinner and overnight

Day 2. Breakfast. Short (20 min.) transfer to the magnificent “Canyon of the waterfalls”, hidden deep in the mountains. Here we will take a lite hike (3.30 h.) for aclimatization. Lunch – picnic. In the afternoon we will be transfered (1 h.) to the village of Shiroka Luka – an amazing, perfectly preserved architectural reserve. Accommodation in a nice family hotel. Traditional dinner and overnight.

Day 3. After breakfast – a short (30 min.) transfer to the village of Gela – one of the very high situated settlements in the Rodopi mountain. From here we will hike trough some beautiful pine forests to the village of Trigrad, situated between vertical rocks faces and kept it’s old days traditions alive. Lunch will be a picnic. Accommodation in a nice family hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Breakfast. Visitation of the nearby Trigrad gorge and the “Devil’s troath” cave. Lunch in a traditional restaurant. Afternoon we will be able to enjoy some horseriding in the green medows in the area. Visit of the “Yagodina” cave. Later a short (45 min.) transfer will take us to the town of Devin. Visit of the rock phenomena “The elephant”. Accommodation in a hotel + traditional meal dinner.

Day 5. After breakfast it’s time for a mountain bike adventure (3 h.). Lunch in a restaurant. Next we will take a boat or a water wheel for a cruise trough the nearby mountain dam. After that we can make a nice, relaxing swim in one of the Devin mineral springs and pool. Accommodation will be in the same hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Breakfast. Transfer (2 h) to the “Beglik” high mountain dam. Here we will make accomodation in a beautifully settled hotel. Lunch in the hotel’s restaurant. It is a day for relaxation and leisure. The area is magnificent – perfect for walks, mountain bike or just sun baths. Free time. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Day 7. Breakfast. It is a day for kayaking. A professional instructor will make a lesson for us and will be teaching everyone kayaking in the calm waters of “Beglika” dam. Lunch will be in the hotel restaurant. The afternoon is time for more kayak practice or just for leisure. Same accommodation and dinner. Overnight.

Day 8. Breakfast. Departure back to Sofia. On the way to the capital city, we will have lunch in a traditional restaurant and a visit the historical town of Batak. Transfer to Sofia airport. Goodbye.

 

Price includes:

All the accommodations, mentioned in the program
•All the dinners, mentioned in the program
•All the breakfasts, mentioned in the program
•All the lunches, mentioned in the program

All the transfers
•All the tickets and taxes for the outdoor activities
•The instant assistance of a licensed, english speaking tourist, mountain and biking guide
•Lesson by a professional kayak instructor

 

Minimum/maximum participants: 6 to 18

 

Price does not Include:

All the drinks, during lunches and dinners

Tickets for museums and historical monuments
•Tips and personal expenses

 

PriceUpon request 

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The high mountains of Bulgaria

THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF BULGARIA

Rila and Pirin are the highest and the most beautiful mountains in Bulgaria. Marvelous lakes, narrow rocky peaks, deep green valleys, fresh air and quietness is what one finds here. Moreover, one always leaves with peace and satisfaction in the soul. Many legends are related to Rila and Pirin Mountains, not only because of their alpine beauty, but also because of the many monasteries and old villages hidden in their valleys. Both mountains are proclaimed national parks and Pirin is included in the list of the world natural heritage because of the big variety of wildlife and unique natural objects.

The highest peak in the entire Balkan Peninsula, mt. Musala – 2925 m., is situated in Rila Mountain. More than 200 lakes and the massif of alpine relief are a result of the glaciers that were there ages ago. In the deep forests one can find the jewel of the orthodox Christianity – the Rila monastery. Pirin Mountain is even more alpine and narrow and also embraces many lakes. Magnificent unique plants that only grow here, pure water, fresh forest air, and beautiful peaks surrounding all this majesty.

Day 1. Arriving at Sofia airport. Meeting with your tour guide and transfer to a nice family hotel deep in the forests of Rila Mountain. Accommodation and short briefing about the tour. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Breakfast. It’s a day for acclimatization. Morning start from the hotel and trek to one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Bulgaria – Skakavitza, (64 m.). Lunch will be a picnic. Ascent from there to Kabul peak (2531 meters), with magnificent views. Descent to the same accommodation (5 h.). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Breakfast. Today it’s a bit longer hike (7 h.). Ascent all the way through the famous Seven Rila Lakes to Razdela top (2600 meters). Lunch will be picnic. Descent through some very old pine and oak forests, straight to the Rila monastery – the biggest and the oldest in Bulgaria. Many lakes and a great part of the mountain’s highest peaks can be seen this day. Accommodation in a mountain hotel, nearby the beautiful monastery. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Breakfast. It is an easier hike for today (6 h.). Short morning transfer (20 min.) and walk through the beautiful southern part of the mountain and “Macedonia” hut. Lunch will be a picnic. Descent to the little village of Dobarsko. Transfer to Bansko, a town of old traditional buildings and typical Bulgarian folk music, at the foot of the impressive Pirin Mountain. Accommodation in a hotel and dinner. Overnight.

Day 5. After breakfast we will take a short transfer (30 min.) to a mountain hut at 2000 m. Next is ascent to mount Vihren (2914m) – the highest peak of Pirin and the most technical part of the walking tour. About 6 hours for the ascent and descent and some incredible views of alpine peaks, marble rock walls and glacial lakes. Return back to Bansko and same accommodation. Dinner at a traditional tavern, where you will be able to taste the traditional meals and music. Overnight.

Day 6. Breakfast. Short morning transfer (40 min.) to the village of Dobrinishte and the chair lift, which will take us to Bezbog Lake in the high slopes of the mountain. Ascend to mount Polejan (2851m.) to witness some of the best views to the biggest lakes in Pirin Mountain. Lunch will be a picnic. Descent back to Dobrinishte (5 h.) Descent back to Bansko and same accommodation. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7. Breakfast. Transfer to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and departure from Sofia airport. Minimum/maximum participants: 6 to 18

Price includes:All the accommodations, mentioned in the program
•All the dinners, mentioned in the program
•All the breakfasts, mentioned in the program
•All the lunches, mentioned in the programAll the transfers
•The instant assistance of a licensed, english speaking mountain guideAll the chairlift tickets

Price does not Include:All the drinks, during dinnersTickets for museums and historical monuments
•Tips and personal expenses

Price: Upon request
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The wild nature of high Bulgaria

 THE WILD NATURE OF HIGH BULGARIA

Some of the highest mountains in Europe are situated in Bulgaria. This tour will give you the chance to visit all those magnificent forests, lakes and summits, that are much wilder and not crowded like the Alps. This tour will also allow you to merge in the traditional romantic atmosphere of the old towns in Bulgaria. Climb both highest peaks Musala and Vihren, hike trough the Seven Rila lakes, overnight in a hut at 2515 m. is just a glimpse of the adventures, in store for you.

Witness the alpine world of Rila and Pirin. The mountain beauties of Bulgaria are waiting to be discovered!

 

Day 1. Arriving in Sofia and meeting with your tour guide. Transfer to the town of Samokov, situated at the foot of Rila Mountain,. A settlement of traditions in woodcarving and icon painting, in Samokov can be seen some old churches and beautiful houses from the revival period. Accommodation in a family hotel. Short briefing about the tour. Traditional dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Breakfast. Short morning transfer (20 min.) to the Borovets ski resort. Next is a 40 minute transfer with gondola to the higher parts of the mountain. Ascent to the highest peak of Bulgaria – mount Musala (2926 m.). The alpine view of glacial lake and ridges from the summit are amazing. Lunch will be a picnic. Return back to Borovets with the gondola. The walk takes 6 h. in total. Back to the town of Samokov. Same accommodation and dinner. Overnight.

Day 3. Breakfast. Today is a bit longer but not a difficult hike (7.30 h.). Morning transfer to a small ski resort and ascent to the beautiful peak of Maliovitza (2729m), situated in the rockiest and most alpine part of Rila. Lunch will be a picnic. Hike along the main ridge of the mountain and descent through the famous Seven glacial lakes – one of the best sites of Rila – to a nice family hotel in the forests nearby.Accommodation and dinner. Overnight.

Day 4. Breakfast. It’s a day for relaxation after the long treks. Morning transfer to the town of Sapareva Banya with the hottest mineral geysers in Europe (103 degrees) and from there to the world famous Rila monastery.Lunch in a traditional restaurant and visitation to the holy monastery. In the afternoon – transfer to Bansko, a magnificent old style town at the foot of the impressive Pirin Mountain.Accommodation in a lovely little family hotel, where our host will prepare traditional meals for dinner. Overnight.

Day 5. Breakfast. It is time for the most technical part of the trek – the ascent to mount Vihren (2914m.), the highest peak of Pirin. We start with a short morning transfer to a hut, situated at 2000 meters and from there we need about 6.30 h. for the ascent and descent of the summit. Lunch will be a picnic. During the day we will be able to witness some incredible views of alpine peaks and marble rock walls. Return to the town of Bansko and same accommodation. Dinner in a traditional Bansko tavern. Overnight.

Day 6. Breakfast. Start with a 30 minute morning transfer to Vihren hut. Fro there it is a walk trough the very central ridge of the Pirin Mountain. Lunch will be a picnic. During this trek we will be able to see stunning views of many lakes and the entire mountain. Reach to the little hut Tevno ezero (Dark Lake) at 2515 m., in the very heart of the mountain. The walk takes 6.30 h. in total. Accommodation in the hut at the foot of the impressive mt. Kamenitza. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7.Breakfast. It is an easy trek today.Descent from the Tevno Ezero hut through a group of glacial lakes,and pine forest to a beautiful village zone nеаrby (4 h.). Lunch will be a picnic. Short transfer from there to the town of Melnik – The smallest in Bulgaria, with it’s 300 inhabitants. Melnik is a place of old traditional Bulgarian houses and red wine, famous all over the world. Accommodation in a nice hotel and dinner in a traditional tavern. Overnight.

Day 8. Breakfast. Today is a day of short and easy walk. From Melnik to the Rojen monastery, one of the oldest Bulgarian monasteries in Bulgaria it’s only 2 hours trek. With it’s amazing icon paintings and great historical heritage, Rojen monastery is a must see. We can also enjoy some great views of Pirin massif from there. Lunch in a nice traditional restaurant.In the afternoon, тransfer to Sofia and accommodation in a hotel in the historical center. Overnight.

Day 9. Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of the historical center of the capital of Bulgaria. Later, a short transfer will take us to the Sofia airport.Departure.

 

Minimum/maximum participants: 6 to 18


Price includes:All the accommodations, mentioned in the programAll the dinners, mentioned in the programAll the breakfasts, mentioned in the programAll the lunches, mentioned in the programAll the transfersThe instant assistance of a licensed, english speaking mountain guideAll the gondola tickets

Price does not Include:All the drinks, during dinnersTickets for museums and historical monumentsTips and personal expenses

Price: Upon request

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