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
Kozya Stena Reserve
Days 3 Distance 33 km Ascent 2390 m Descent 2413 m
This lovely walk in the Central Balkan National Park examines one of the nine natural reserves in the boundaries of the park. The Kozya Stena (Chamois Wall) Natural Reserve was established to protect rare plants. It is a wild paradise, home to over 40 protected species, among them the «white stars» of the Mountain-the Edelweiss. The scenery is picturesque and has increased variety. Here the ancient beech and coniferous forests give place to queer rocky outcrops and high-mountain meadows. The most spectacular part is along the main mountain crest. It is part of the E3 European long-distance walking route.
Day 1: Walk from the town of Klisura to the hut Eho. The path is going up through an old forest gently, after that becomes steeper and the open-air meadows take place of the forest. On some vertical passages the water of the streams jump over the rocks thus forming small waterfalls.
Day 2: Walk from the hut Eho the hut Kozya Stena. This walk is one of the most scenic and intriguing walks in the Central Balkan National Park. It is along the main crest of the Mountains. The path squeezes its way through a succession of rugged limestone and is known among the tourists as «The saws». It zigzags the left and right flanks of ridge, providing views towards the southern and northern parts of Bulgaria.
Day 3: Walk from the hut Kozya Stena to the village of Chiflika. Right next to the hut Kozya Stena starts a chain of three rocky peaks. Their inaccessible by people walls are home to many wild animals, among them the mountain chamois that gave the name of the Reserve. Running down along the ridge of Tumin Dyal, the path leads you to the hot mineral water of the Chiflika village.
- Difficulty: Despite the fact that there are some rocky parts along the path, it is a pleasant walk in summer. It could be classified as «easy» if there weren’t ascends and descends during the first and the last days respectively.
- Accommodation: The huts are cosy and well-maintained, regardless of the fact that they are not reachable by car. In the last years their hut-keepers have put a lot of efforts to improve the conditions and to serve better to the tourists. During the high season they are frequently visited, so there is a need to book the beds in advance.
- To the starting point: There are buses and trains that connect the town of Klisura with the capital Sofia.
- From the finishing point: There are buses between the Chiflika village and the town of Troyan. Troyan itself is connected with Sofia by buses.
- 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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