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 the Lakes
Days 5 Distance 38 km Ascent 3641 m Descent 3641 m
This five-day 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.
Day 1: 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 Laketheir safety.
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: 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.Day 4: from the hut Bezbog to the hut Demyanitsa. This path passes the area of the biggest lake in the Mountain- the Popovo Lake.
Day 5: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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