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Hiking the Central Balkan

Day 1: Arrival. Transfer from air-port to Oreshak village

Day 2: Haidushka pesen hut (870 m.) - Kozia Stena hut (1560 m.). 3-4 hours ascent and about 700 m. vertical climb (easy track)

Day 3: Kozia Stena hut (1560 m.) - Beklemeto (1500 m.) - Dermenka hut (1530 m.). 7 hours hike along the ridge, mainly flat, about 300 meters climb and 300 m. descend (easy track)

Day 4: Dermenka hut (1530 m.) - Dobrila hut (1800 m.) - Levski hut (1350 m.) 9 hours hike total for the day, about 300m. vertical climb and 450 m. descend over technical terrain (easy track)

Day 5: Levski hut (1350 m.). - Rai hut (1430 m.) the day starts with a 2 and a half hours climb (500 m.) to about 1850 m. above sea and then 2 and a half hours on flat and descend (400 m.) to Rai hut. 5 hours hiking (easy to medium track)

Day 6: Ray hut (1430 m.) - Botev peak (the highest peak in the Central Balkan range - 2376 m above sea level) a hard almost 1000 vertical meters climb, along hard track, 3-4 hours and then another 30-40 minutes descend to Botev shelter (2160 m.) (medium track)
Botev shelter (2160 m.) - Pleven hut (1400 m.). 3 hours hiking (medium track)
7-8 hours total for the day

Day 7: Pleven hut (1400 m.). - The Water Holes cave (1.30 hours horizontal hike along medium track) - Mazaneto area (900 m.) - a 500 meters descend along a medium hard track (1 hour), about 3 hours total for the day

Day 8: Transfer to Sofia






Hiking the Central Balkan

Hiking the Central Balkan

Hiking the Central Balkan

Hiking the Central Balkan

Hiking the Central Balkan

Hiking the Central Balkan

Hiking the Central Balkan

Hiking the Central Balkan

Hiking the Central Balkan


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