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The Best of Pirin

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Enjoy the beauty of Pirin Mountain while hiking its summits and marvel its beauty.

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Day 1

Locations: Sofia Bansko (160km, 2Hrs)

Transfer to Bansko. After check in, it's time for the first hiking trip.

A pleasant ride on the chair lift takes to the Bezbog Mountain Lodge, as this is the setting point for the hiking trek of the Polezhan Summit (2851m). Polezhan is the fifth highest summit in Pirin, and is surrounded by three lakes - Disilishki in the north, Polezhanski in the south and Strazhishki in the west. The summit is tackled via the “classic” route trough the northeast ridge, with moderate difficulty and steepness, except of the very last stage of the summit. The top of Polezhan offers one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Pirin.
Total of ~ 5hrs of walking, climbing and descending 650m.

Day 2

Locations: Bankso

The day is dedicated to the most scenic part of the Pirin- Banderishki Lakes, a starting point to numerous trekking routes cross. We take the one that passes by 16 glacial lakes as we steady climb up. The trek passes through Todorina Porta and ends in Yulen Nature Reserve. Passing by Todorini Ochi (Todora's Eyes) Lakes, the hike descend into virgin fir groves and to the Demyanitsa Mountain Hut, from where we follow the shady path along the Demyanitsa River.

Total of 6-7hrs of walking, climbing 800m, descending 900m.

Day 3

Locations: Bansko

The warm up is over and is time for Mt Vihren, Bulgaria’s second-highest summit and the highest one in Pirin. Climb through Golem Kazan (The Giant Cauldron) area all the way to the 400m high northern face of Vihren. On this trek, you will explore the Karst parts of Pirin, also a home to the endangered Edelweiss plant, the elusive Wallcreeper and the shy Balkan Chamois (wild goats).
6-7hrs of walking, climbing and descending 1000m.

Day 4

Locations: Bansko Sofia (160km, 2Hrs)

Transfer back to Sofia.

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Bezbog Peak, Bansko Added by: Dimitar Nikolov
Pirin, Bansko Added by: Ivan Koutzarov
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