Pirin - Around the Lakes

 Days 5    Distance 38 km    Ascent 3641 m   Descent 3641 m  Difficulty level 3/5 
This five-day hut to hut walk leads you around the glacier lakes of the Pirin Mountains. There is no peak climbing, but at the same time it is spectacular all the time. The cirques of the Pirin Mountains are famous for their beauty especially for the clear water lakes that are scattered around the majestic pyramidal peaks. This walk will give the experience to camp at the height above 2500 m near the Tevno Lake and its small hut there, to glimpse the Sinanishko Lake and to visit the Kremenski Lakes, string of three glacier lakes that became the icon of the Mountains.
What to expect:

Five-day hut to hut hike along lakes;
To be leaded by experienced guide (if guided option is chosen);
To spend the nights at warm and cozy huts;
Breakfast and dinner provided by the hut-keepers;

Trip Highlights
  • It is in the heart of a Pirim Mountains with unique combination of lakes;
  • The huts are ones of the best and welcome huts in Bulgaria;
  • The starting / finishing points are easily reached from Sofia and Plovdiv.
Trek Suitability
For those who want to join, should be:
  • Fit and active traveller. Most of the trail is over rocky terrain that makes the hike more challenging.
  • Ready to spend 4 nights in mountain huts. Each night the accommodation is in a different hut so it is important to pack light. 
  • Walk 5 days (4-6 hours) up to 11 km each day over a stony ground.

Difficulty: Despite the fact that the trail is at the heart of the mountains, it is gentle, without big ascends and descends, the length of the walk is moderate and there is plenty of time to relax at the edge of the lakes, engulfing the tranquillity of the nature. What makes the hike challenging is the rough terrain and some steep parts typical for Pirin mountain.

Accommodation: The huts are well-maintained; the hut-keepers offer food and beverages. The huts are frequently visited, so you need to book the beds in advance. The Spano pole is a favourite to all tourists due to its welcoming hosts. Despite this fact, have in mind that these are high mountain huts and the conditions are basic: beds in common rooms in some huts, no hot shower in each hut and shared WC.

Transport:There are mini-buses from the town of Bansko to the hut Vihren.

Security: The trail is totally secure. The most part of the trail is along well marked paths. Nevertheless, we recommend using a navigation application on the mobile phone or a real GPS device. The area is served by the mountain rescue teams.  

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Prices per person for 5 days / 4 nights:

159 EUR per person /self guided trail

What Is Included In The Price:


Accommodation in the huts
Detailed Itinerary
GPS Track of your trail
Time tables of public transport
Taxi companies contacts 
Phone and e-mail assistance
English speaking guide
Luggage transfer 
Meals and drinks
Travel insurance
Travel to and from Bulgaria


In Brief
Self Guided Tour
Vihren hut,Bansko
Vihren hut, Bansko
June - October
Min 1 / Max 20
Common rooms
Yes/No - guided/self guided
Yes, against payment
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The Prices Start From 159 EUR*
* per person in self-guided option.

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Start of the trip

Vihren - Spano pole

Walk from the hut Vihren to the hut Spano pole. After crossing the area around the hut Vihren that is famous for its beautiful lakes, the path heads up to the Georgiyski ridge to have a glimpse at the Georgiyski Lakes and the famous Sinansko Lake.



Spano pole - Tevno ezero
Spano pole - Tevno ezero

Walk from the Spano pole hut to the Tevno Lake hut. Nothing can prepare you for the impression that will make on you the views of the shimmering lakes with their blue water all along the path.

Tevo ezero - Bezbog
Tevno ezero - Bezbog

From the Tevno Lake hut to the hut Bezbog. There is a direct path that connects the both huts, but there is far more spectacular option. It leads you to the Kremenski cirque that surrounds the amazing Kremenski lakes with its rocky walls.

Bezbog - Demyanitsa
Bezbog - Demyanitsa
From the hut Bezbog to the hut Demyanitsa. This path passes the area of the biggest lake in the Mountain- the Popovo Lake.


End of the trip
Demyanitsa hut - Vihren hut
Walk from the hut Demyanitsa to the hut Vihren. All day the path will zigzags around the amazing lakes that belong to the group of Vasilashki lakes, Todotini lakes and Banderishki lakes.
How the “Self-guided trip” option works:

If you prefer to explore the mountain at your own pace, than chose the option “Self-guided trip”. In this case we will provide you a package of materials, including a written hike description together with a customized travel itinerary, GPS tracks of your trail and local information. In order to make your independent hiking tour a success we will do all of the necessary arrangements. That is why the accommodations in the package are prepaid.


The prices start from 159 EUR*

* per person in self-guided option.

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