"Hiking in Pirin" Pirin by chbuchie

Pirin Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 95 photos

Enjoy the nature

Imagine glorious peaks, some covered by eternal snow, lovely small rivers and beautiful lakes with still water, close your eyes... u r there !!

Departing from Bansko at 900m altitude you walk up the Pirin Mountains to a peak at 2900m on the Mt Vihren.

Though bears, wolves & other wild animals live here we were only lucky enough to spot an eagle

Over 2 days we walked about 55km (of which unfortunately some extra km as we were lost in the beginning of our trip) with our backpack.
Once you arrive above the forest line you feel on another planet with less vegetation, little rivers and gorgeous lakes

All the efforts and sweat was definitely worth seeing the beauty and silence that nature has to offer here.
Sleeping in a refuge (or 'hizha' in Bulgarian) has other charms than the Hilton or Sheraton.

As we chose to tour around several lakes we left the Mt Vihren but climbed up to the other summit at 2714m of altitude.

I promise to add the names of the lakes and summit , but so far wanted to share photos of nice views, even if u know that the real beauty and feeling of magnitude of the mountains can not entirely be captured in a picture

This photo captivates our lightest moment while hiking

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful views & silence
  • Cons:lots of sweat required
  • In a nutshell:escape from the daily rush of life
  • Last visit to Pirin: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2009 at 3:03 AM

    Pirin en Bulgarij staan al lang op mijn "Things to do" list. Dank U voor de infos !

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2006 at 3:59 AM

    Yes...I think you would need to consider hiking Pirin an "extreme sport" Wow! what pictures! Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a magical holiday!

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 1:13 PM

    Great page! Good shopping tips, however, in the Packing tips, you've forgotten to include an Edible Mushrooms guide, could cover for Restaurant tips too :) Greetings

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2006 at 7:57 AM

    Wow! Wonderful mountains, views, hiking trails, lakes etc. etc. Your pictures say more than any words.

  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2005 at 5:11 PM

    Lovely mountains! Those aren't man-eating bears, I hope?!

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2005 at 6:46 AM

    hehe...it's always a good idea to follow the trail marks,otherwise it might be quite an adventure:)i love your writting style and photos; i have so much fun reading...sure i'll be back for more,thanx!

  • Oct 29, 2005 at 7:37 AM

    Thank's a lot dear Christian!I like a lot your pages about my country and especially about Bansko-it's my lovely ski resort and I adore Pirin-the most beautiful mountain in the world!

  • hekate's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2005 at 5:50 AM

    Great intro picture! The shopping tips are interesting :)))

  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2005 at 1:24 AM

    Great tips ,Especially likes the "Hizha"s Da,Da ,Da!!! Aliens are everywhere among us , watch out ( <>..<> )


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