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


Around Vihren


Days 3   Distance 38 km   Ascen3641 m   Descent 3641 m

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.

Day 1: 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.
Day 2: 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.

Day 3: Walk from the Zagaza hut to the hut Vihren

Self-guided tour*

  • Difficulty: It is a trail for advanced hikers. The length of the walk requires 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 hut of Vihren and Yavorov are ones of the most frequently visited, so you need to book the beds in advance
  • Transport: 
    • To/from the starting/finishing point: There are mini-buses that go twice a day 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. There is a part in Day 3 that is not well marked but as it is along the River Vlahina t is easy for navigation. 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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*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.
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.