Pirin - Around Vihren

 Days 3    Distance 38 km    Ascent 3670 m   Descent 3670 m  Difficulty level 5/5 
 

This three-day walk circles the peak of Vihren (2925m), the highest and the most majestic peak in the Pirin Mountains. It combines the possibility to admire the very peak from different spots and to pass the Koncheto saddle, the most famous narrow marble ridge in the Bulgarian Mountains as well.

What to expect:

Three-day hut to hut hike along ridges and rivers;
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
  • A hike along the Koncheto saddle, a stony narrow ridge;
  • Gorgeous panoramas towards the peak of Vihren;
  • The huts are ones of the best and welcome huts in Bulgaria;
  • The starting/finishing point is easily reached from Sofia.
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 2 nights in mountain huts. Each night the accommodation is in a different hut so it is important to pack light. 
  • Walk 3 days (8 hours) up to 13 km each day over a stony ground.

Difficulty: The trail is at the heart of the mountains, the terrain is stony, there are big ascends and descends. These components make the hike challenging. It is a trail for advanced hikers. The length of the distances and times require good shape and excellent head for heights. Nevertheless, the perfect panoramas make the walk pleasant and the time goes unnoticed.

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 Yavorov hut is arguably the best hut in Bulgaria.

Transport: There are mini-buses from the town of Bansko to the hut Vihren. Bansko town is connected with Sofia by bus line.

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.  

Itinerary
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Prices per person for 3 days / 2 nights:

99 EUR per person /self guided trail

What Is Included In The Price:

 

OPTION
SELF-GUIDED 
GUIDED TRIP
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
X
Luggage transfer 
X
X
Meals and drinks
X
X
Travel insurance
X
X
Travel to and from Bulgaria
X
X

 

In Brief
RANGE
Active
TRIP TYPE
Self Guided Tour
STARTS
Vihren hut,Bansko
ENDS
Vihren hut, Bansko
DEPARTS
June - October
GROUP SIZE
Min 1 / Max 20
ACCOMMODATION
Common rooms
TOUR GUIDE
Yes/No - guided/self guided
MEALS
Yes, against payment
COUNTRY
Bulgaria
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* per person in self-guided option.

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Day1one

Start of the trip

Vihren hut - Yavorov hut

Walk from the hut Vihren to hut Yavorov traversing the narrow saddle of Koncheto. It is supported by metal ropes that helps the hikers and increases their safety.

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Day2two

Yavorov hut - Zagaza hut
Yavorov hut - Zagaza hut

Walk from the hut of Yavorov to the Zagaza hut. This hut once was an old building but recently was transformed to a well-maintained and comfortable hut. In this way great new options have been opened for hiking in this amazing region.

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Day5five

End of the trip
Zagaza hut - Vihren hut

Walk from the Zagaza hut to the hut Vihren

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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.

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* per person in self-guided option.

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