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Winter In The Central Balkan National Park

 Days 3   Distance 23 km   Ascent 1590 m   Descent  1630 m

The Central Balkan National Park is a perfect place to beat the winter gloom. Thanks to its central location in Bulgaria, in the southern flanks of the Balkan, this walk offers many opportunities for hiking and snowshoeing among wildlife. A visit in winter means that you will have the chance to spend the night at the coziest huts in Bulgaria without the crowds. The roads are open year-round. As a bonus, the region is rich with hot mineral water and the winter is the ideal time to dip into its warmth.

Day 1: Walk from the Karnare village to the hut Dermenka. The path is going up gently to the main crest of the mountain. From this point to the hut, the terrain is mild and safe in winter, without any substantial ascending and descending.
Day 2: Walk from the hut Dermenka to the hut Dobrila. It is a pleasant forest walk along the main crest of the mountain. All the way to the hut Dobrila provides good panoramas to the mighty peaks around. Dobrila hut is a nice spot for a rest before the drop to the town of Sopot.
Day 3: Walk from the hut Dobrila to the town of Sopot. In the area there is a lift also that supports many sports as paragliding even in winter.

Small Group Guided tour

Days

Starting point 

Finishing point

Distance

Ascent

Descent

Time

Difficulty

Special equipment

Day 1

Karnare Village (624 m / 2047 ft)

Dermenka Hut (1504 m / 4934 ft)

7 km / 4.4 mi

980 m / 3215 ft

100 m / 328 ft

4: 00 H

Moderate

NO

Day 2

Dermenka Hut (1504 m / 4934 ft)

Dobrila hut (1,804 m / 5 919 ft)

9 km / 5.6 mi

580 m / 1900 ft

280 m / 918 ft

5:00 H

Easy

NO

Day 3

Dobrila hut (1,804 m / 5 919 ft)

Town of Sopot - 604 m / 1981 ft 

7 km / 4.4 km

30 m / 100 ft

1230 m / 4035 ft

4:00 H

Easy

NO

Snowshoes can be rented but their use is not obligatory.

  • Accommodation: The huts Srednogorets, Fenera and Buntovna are cosy and well-maintained. Also they offer delicious food. 
  • Transport: 
    • To/from starting/finishing point: Private transfers.
  • Security: The trail is totally secure. All parts of the trail are marked. The area is served by the mountain rescue teams. In winter there aren’t no avalanches.
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Departure Dates / Costs

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PRICE PER PERSON (BASED ON GROUP OF 2 PEOPLE)
299 EUR

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12 - 14 JANUARY 2023

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19 - 21 JANUARY 2023

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26 - 28 JANUARY 2023

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02 FEBRUARY - 04 FEBRUARY 2023

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9 - 11 FEBRUARY 2023

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16 - 18 FEBRUARY 2023

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23 - 25 FEBRUARY 2023

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02 - 04 MART 2023

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The Pack Includes

 English speaking tour guide
 Accommodation in huts, as listed in the itinerary  
 Breakfasts in the huts
 Transfers to the starting/finishing points as listed in the itinerary 
 Group transfers from/to Sofia airport

The Pack Does Not Include

 Travel to/from Sofia, Bulgaria
 Organised luggage transport from hut to hut
 All Lunches and Dinners
 Drinks
 Personal expenses
 Travel insurance (required)
 Any other items not explicitly listed as included