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• Detailed Itinerary
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• Nights' accommodation in the huts
• Tourist map of the mountain (per post)
• Hut Contacts
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• Phone assistance
• Time tables of local public transport
• Local taxi companies contacts
• Travel to and from Bulgaria
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• Tour guide – this is a self guided trip
• Local transfers
• Travel insurance
Days 4 Distance 63 km Ascent 4030 m Descent 4030 m
This amazing walk in the western part of the Central Balkan National Park explores the area of the Tsarichina Nature Reserve and around it. Within the boundaries of the park are designated nine nature reserves that are rich in flora and fauna. That is why the trail offers real wilderness in combination with cosy touristic huts. The landscape is varied. It comprises ancient beech and coniferous forests where the average age of the trees is around 150 years, high-mountain meadows and narrow rocky strips along the main mountain crest. At one stage of the walk, the most spectacular one, you will follow the main ridge of the Stara Planina. It is part of the E3 European long-distance walking route.
Day 1: Walk from the Ribaritsa village to the hut Vezhen. The path is going gently along the course of the river Kostina. Next section of the path starts to climb up steeply through a beech forest to reach the hut Benkovski which can be used as a place for rest. The last part is along a dirt road that connects the hut Benkovski with the hut Vezhen.
Day 2: Walk from the Vezhen hut to the hut Eho. This walk is one of the most amazing walks in the Central Balkan National Park. It is along the main crest of the Mountains and traverses the peak of Vezhen. The panoramas from it are impressive.
Day 3: Walk from the hut Eho to the Vassilyov hut. In this day we offer you an interesting option that is along the ridge that links the Stara Planina Mountains with the smaller Mountain Vassilyov. The views from it towards the Balkan are stunning.
Day 4: Walk from the hut Vassilyov to the village of Ribaritsa. Going down along the Debeli Dyal ridge all day long you will have the possibility to watch the string of peaks of the Balkan spread out in front of you as a fan.
A note on our self guided adventures