Dobarsko Village-Semkovo Hut- Treshtenik Tourist Village

 Days 3   Distance 31 km   Ascent 1830 m   Descent 1955 m

This three-day walk offers a look around the Southern slopes of Rila National Park. This part of Rila Mountain is rich in history and tradition, its nature is well-known for the ancient forests, clear waters, glacier lakes, waterfalls and high peaks. The trail starts at Dobarsko Village along a wide road and reaches the Hut Semkovo (1750m/5740 ft) on the first day. It offers nice views to Pirin Mountain. During the second day the walk starts from the Hut Semkovo and climbs up to the saddle Gorni Kuki on the high mountain ridge between the hut Granchar and the hut Rizni Ezera. From this crossroad it is possible to continue the walk to one of the 2000m-high peaks of Musala Ridge near it: Srednya Vrah (2531 m/8304 ft). However, this continuation depends on the conditions and the snow at the moment. The third day is for the forest trail from Semkovo hut to Treshtenik Tourist village near Yakoruda Town. This trail is along old forest roads and goes through the area of Vranchevo.
Semkovo Hut is well-maintained. It is located on the edge of a beautiful small lake. In Semkovo resort there are ski lifts and slopes with a total length of 4 km. This village is a perfect place to extend the walk with several days. It is a crossing point of many eco-trails. 
Dobarsko Village is famous for its thousand-year-old church “St.St.Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat”. Yakoruda Town is famous for its hot spring waters and it is a stop of the entertaining narrow-gauge train. Both villages offer a nice accommodation in small family hoses.

  Self-guided tour*


Starting point 

Finishing point

Highest point





Special equipment

Day 1

Dobarsko Village (1050 m / 3445 ft)

Semkovo Hut (1750 m / 5740 ft)

1750 m / 5740 ft

700 m / 2297 ft


5 : 30 H



Day 2

Semkovo Hut (1750 m / 5740 ft)

Semkovo Hut (1750 m / 5740 ft)

Srednya Vrah peak (2531 m / 8304 ft)

781 m / 2562 ft

781 m / 2562 ft

5:00 H


Snowshoes and crampons

Day 3

Semkovo Hut (1750 m / 5740 ft)

Treshtenik Resort (1750 m / 5740 ft)

(1750 m / 5740 ft)

500 m / 1640 ft

500 m / 1640 ft

5:30 H



Snowshoes and crampons can be rented

  • Accommodation: The huts are cozy and well-maintained. 
  • Transport: 
    • To the starting point: The village of Dobarsko is connected by buses with the town of Razlog or Bansko. 
    • From the finishing point: The Treshtenik resort is located 10 km far from the town of Yakoruda that is connected by train and bus to Sofia.
  • Security: The trail is totally secure. All parts of the trail are marked. The area is served by the mountain rescue teams.  

The prices start from 99 EUR

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Our self guided packs offer you maximum flexibility and often a flexible choice of departure dates. A self guided holiday epitomises the philosophy of exploring the mountains your way at your pace. 
On all our self guided excursions we’ll provide you with detailed route descriptions, maps and local information so you can plan your own day everyday. We’ll also make hut reservations for you. All you need to do is enjoy your hiking holiday with the comfort of knowing that you have adequate time to explore and comfortably savour the sights and delights of the mountain region.

The Pack Includes

 Detailed Itinerary
 GPS Track of your trail  
 Nights' accommodation in the huts
 Tourist map of the mountain (per post) 
 Hut Contacts
 E-mail assistance
 Phone assistance
 Time tables of local public transport
 Local taxi companies contacts 

The Pack Does Not Include

 Travel to and from Bulgaria
 Organised luggage transport from hut to hut
 Personal expenses
 Tour guide – this is a self guided trip
 Local transfers
 Travel insurance

*Self Guided Tour

A note on our self guided adventures

Self guided walking requires individuals to possess problem solving skills, be adaptable and have a keen eye. It is recommended that you are comfortable map reading, referring to route notes and that you have a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!).  Sometimes route finding, losing your way, finding it again and asking for help is all part of the adventure. If you’ve never been on a self guided trip, after the first couple of days you will get the hang of it as the vast majority of our first time travellers attest. Using directions and maps can be more difficult for solo travellers as often two heads are better than one when it comes to finding your way. There is a certain level of the unknown that comes with self guided trips, however with a methodical approach potential problems will be averted. Lately the GPS devices came to help the tourist. We prepare and send you a file with your trail so you can upload to your device. Though the GPS satellite data is free and works anywhere in the world, still the devices are expensive and not every one can afford it. More often tourists use their mobile phone with an GPS application. Sometimes in the Mountain you won’t always get a signal or proper speed internet connection. That’s where offline hiking apps come in handy. After uploading the digital trail, you can use it whenever and wherever you need it. The freedom of a self guided trip is something that, once experienced, is sought time and time again.
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