When: 4 days, 3 nights
Adventure: 2 Adventurer
Difficulty: 2 Moderate
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The Mighty Central Balkan
03 – 06 SEP 2022
Come and dive into the beauty of Central Balkan – а program encompassing one of the most emblematic places in Stara Planina
We offer you an intriguing trekking encompasses one of the most emblematic spots of the Balkan. We are going to hike its highest summit – Botev peak, we will go through the alpine traverse of Stara planina. We will enjoy the highest waterfall in Bulgaria – Raiskoto (Paradise) praskalo and will enjoy the hospitality of the local mountain huts. Come with us and become part of this mountain fairy tale.
Stara Planina (or the Balkan, how it is called as well) is the oldest mountain range in Bulgaria dividing the country from west to east. Its central part is the most spectacular one and attracts a lot of mountaineers. Part of it is within the boundaries of the National Park “Central Balkan” which is one of the three national parks in Bulgaria. Stara Planina is often neglected comparing to Rila and Pirin – the highest mountains in Bulgaria. But everyone who has touched to it once knows very well its beauty – the highest waterfalls are here, old beech forests, vast alpine meadows, cosy mountain huts and hospital hosts. Stara Planina for us is something more than its natural beauties – here we feel connected with Mother Nature, we feel like being at home. In the same time Stara Planina has one of the harshest climate when it comes to be angry. Stara Planina is vast enough in variety of aspects and has something for everybody. But the most attractive part remains the Central Balkan no matter if you look at it from north or south.
The huts/shelter we are going to stay offer delicious cooked food, electricity and some of them – bathroom with hot water (extra paid at the spot).
This program is suitable for people with a good stamina and previous mountaineering experience. The longest day is 8-9 hours walking. If you are not sure if this program fits to you, we recommend to call us in advance and we will help you to make a decision. We know that each good mountain experience starts with a proper route choice.
This program will be performed with minimum 5 participants.
Photos from previous adventures
professional local mountain guide
3 nights in mountain huts/refuges
Full refund in case of cancelled program due to COVID or COVID-related quarantine. More information in our General Terms and Conditions
Price Does Not Include
you may buy it from the huts or bring it with you
travel and mountain insurance
transport and any personal expenses
Important! You should have valid mountain insurance for this trip. You can purchase one on preferential price here: Parana. Use promo code basecamp for 5% discount.
Duration 8-9 hours.Highest point for the day: 1950 m. asl.
Duration: 6 hours. Highest point for the day: 2376 m. asl.
* We keep the rights to change the program in case of force majeure circumstances. Our guide can adapt the route depending on weather and group conditions having people safety a top priority.
* Reservation should be done no later than 10 days before the program. Reservation is considered confirmed if payment is processed within 3 days after booking.
* A list of required equipment will be sent to you right after you sign in for this program. If you don’t have anything from it, we may assist you to get it. The most important thing for us are suitable mountain shoes.