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BALKAN MOUNTAINS SELF-GUIDED TREK BULGARIA

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    Day 1. Arrival
    Arrive at Sofia Airport. Accommodation in Sofia. Overnight in Sofia.
    Day 2. Etropolski Monastery – Yamna – Cherni Vit - Divchovoto village - Kordela Hut
    Transfer to Etropole Monastery – 90 km. Transfer to Yamna. The path follows the ridge over the village and goes descending to the outskirts of the Cherni Vit village. The transfer car waits here to bring you to Kordela Hut, where you spend the night.
    Walking time: 4-5 hrs; Uphill walk: 400 m; Downhill walk: 600 m
    Day 3. Kordela Hut - Boatin Reserve - Ribaritsa 
    Time to explore Boatin Reserve. The path goes through the century-old Beech forests of Boatin and descends over the other side of the hill to the region of "Kostina". From this point a short walk along gardens, meadows, villas and houses of local people brings you in the village of Ribaritsa, where you stay overnight. 
    Walking time: 3-4; uphill walk: 250 m; downhill walk: 530 m
    Day 4. Ribaritsa - Debeli Dial - Ribaritsa
    Today you will walk along "Debeli Dial" - the ridge surrounding Ribaritsa from North. The path continues to Vasiliov Hut but before that you will turn right descending at the upper parts of Ribaritsa. Overnight in Ribaritsa. 
    Walking time: 5 hrs; uphill walk: 400 m; downhill walk: 400 m
    Day 5. Bogoya Pass – Chiflik Village - Teteven
    Early transfer brings you from Ribaritsa to Bogoya pass (1220 m) which separates Teteven and Troyan Balkan Mountains. From Bogoya Pass You walk in Beech forest up to Turlata and continue your walk down to Chiflika village. Transfer back to Teteven for overnight.
    Walking time: 4-5 hrs; Uphill walk: 700 m; Downhill walk: 700 m
    Day 6 Teteven - Opasen zab - Petrahilya Peak - Teteven
    Today's walk is on the other side of Teteven, and the river. Getting to Opasniya Zab (The Dangerous Fang) Shelter from where you have a very nice panoramic view to Teteven and the surrounding area (1179 m.a.s.l.). You continue up climbing Petrahilya Peak, which is the highest mount in the surrounding area. After you climb the peak you descent back to Teteven by a different route, heading to South-East. Overnight in Teteven.
    Walking time: 4 hrs; Uphill walk: 810 m; Downhill walk: 810 m
    Day 7. Saeva Dupka cave - Glozhene monastery - Goliam Izvor
    Transfer to the cave „Saeva dupka”. After visit it transfer to the village of Glozhene where a nice trek expects you to through old Beech forest to Glozhene Monastery, where you can see the 1000 years old icon of St. George. From the monastery there is a dirty road leading to the pass between Goliam Izvor and Teteven and then following the peaceful road you get down to Goliam Izvor. Overnight in Golyam Izvor village.
    Walking time: 4-5 hrs; Uphill: 400 m; Downhill walk: 350 m
    Day 8. Departure
    Transfer to Sofia airport for departure (1,30hrs drive).
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