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


Diverse Pirin


Days 4   Distance 44 km   Ascen2234 m   Descent 3222 m

This four-day trail is a collection of several very different walks that present the variety of the Mountain. After traversing some of the rocky cirques with their beautiful lakes on the first day, you will walk for hours at the green meadows on the second. The next day you will walk along deep valleys surrounded by rugged peaks and finally you will reach the town trough an ancient forest following the sparkling water of a river that gathers the small mountain streams.

Day 1: Walk from the hut Vihren to the hut Sinanitsa. 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. The evening will give you the unforgettable experience to spend the night at the hut Sinanitsa settled on the shore of the famous Sinansko Lake.
Day 2: Walk from the Sinanitsa hut to the hut Begovitsa. The path passes the hut Spano pole that can be used as a rest spot.

Day 3Walk from the hut Begovitsa to the Demyanitsa hut through the area of the Tevno Lake. The area, where the Tevno Lake is settled, is considered as the heart of the Mountains. You can stop for a rest here as the nearby hut offers food and refreshing drinks.

Day 4: Walk from the Demyanitsa hut to the town of Bansko along the course of the river Demyanitsa in the shades of the ancient coniferous forest.

Self-guided tour*

  • Difficulty: Despite the fact that the trail is at the heart of the Mountains, the trail 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 tranquility 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.
  • Transport: 
    • To the starting point: There are mini-buses that go twice a day from the town of Bansko to the hut Vihren.
    • From the finishing point: The town of Bansko is served by a regular bus line to the capital Sofia.
  • Security: The trail is totally secure. All parts of the trail are marked. 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.