Great five-day Adventure in Central Balkan National Park. Visit the picturesque village of Ribaritsa, conquer two of the most beautiful summits in the Balkan Mountain – Yumruka (1818m) and Vezhen (2198m) as you walk through beautiful forests and mountain views. We start our Adventure with a spectacular ascent of Yumruka before climbing up the highest point of Tsaritchina – Vezhen peak. If you are looking for an extremely beautiful and satisfying mountain adventure, suitable for beginners – you are in the right place at the right time!
This mountain Adventure is rated at 2 out of 5 on the Adventif scale but it is still challenging with lots of ascents and descents. As with every other mountain area the weather could be very unpredictable but our Adventures are 100% guaranteed to happen, so you don’t have to worry – please see our terms and conditions for more information. You will walk an average of 5-7 hours during the trekking days you need to make sure that you are physically prepared for this challenge. Accommodation and food will be discussed individually to make sure we meet your expectations and needs. For any additional questions, please contact us.
An airport transfer from Sofia Airport to the beautiful and picturesque Ribaritsa village is provided. Our Adventure needs to start with a traditional Bulgarian dinner at our cosy guesthouse, where one of the guides will brief you about the upcoming team challenge.
In the morning we have breakfast (delicious toasted bread with strawberry jam) as we need power boost for the next 6-7 hours as we head to the starting point of our hiking adventure. We take a path up to our next destination - one of the most popular attractions in Central Balkan National Park - Yumruka peak (Translated in English \'The Fist\' peak). On our way to Yumruka peak is our next shelter for the night - Echo hut (1675m). After a few hours of walking we will need a hot drink and we can leave our bags and unnecessary equipment before heading to our target. Even though Yumruka is not very high (1818m) the view from the peak is breath-taking. If the weather is clear you can see Rila Mountains and even Botev peak - the highest in the Balkan Mountains. We then go back to Echo hut for a well-deserved dinner!
We wake up early for breakfast to get ready for our next trekking day and the opportunity to conquer Vezhen (2198m) -the highest peak in Tsaritchina. Before this, our next destination is our next shelter -Vezhen hut (1650m), a cosy hut at the foot of the peak. After around 4 hours of level walking and loads of places where we can take some amazing pictures, we reach the foot of Vezhen peak - from here our trek becomes steeper as we need to climb up apx. 500m. On reaching the summit we will take time to admire the breath-taking view and take some photos before our descent takes us to Vezhen hut, where we can enjoy a lovely dinner with the team.
There is plenty of time to get some well-deserved rest, a shower and relax with the team at the guesthouse before our last dinner together. We will toast our achievement with a glass of locally produced wine.
A transfer from our guesthouse to Sofia Airport is provided
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