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Cirque of the Banderishki Lake

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  • Banderishki Lake
    / Banderishki Lake
    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
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The most strenuous of the choice of today's walks, walk up to Banderishki Lake.

moderate
7.8 km
2:46 h
406 m
407 m

Today you have a choice of walks which take in the pretty cirque of the Banderishki Lake.

After breakfast, take a 30 mins transfer to the Vihren Hut. A shorter walk will take you on a loop to all five of the lakes, where you can rest by the water and enjoy scenes over the rocky outcrops which will surround you.

A more challenging walk crosses into the neighbouring valley and the Todorini Ochi Lakes then down through dense spruce forests of the Yulen Nature Reserve. Reach the photogenic valley of the Demyanitsa River.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Minna Harshbarger
Updated: January 30, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2335 m
Lowest point
1972 m

Safety information

Watch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in. 

Equipment

We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.

In your information pack, you’ll find a detailed list of all the required hiking gear, including some good hiking boots, appropriate clothing, a rain jacket and a backpack.

Start

Vihren Hut (1973 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
41.756756, 23.416305
UTM
34T 700879 4625591

Destination

Vihren Hut

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
2:46h
Ascent
406 m
Descent
407 m

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