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Polezhan Summit

Hiking trail · Bulgaria
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    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
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Set off for the Polezhan Summit (2851m/9354ft) which arguably offers one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Pirin.

moderate
6.9 km
2:44 h
581 m
581 m

This morning you’ll be transferred by car high above Dobrinishte resort, to the Gotse Delchev Hut (40 mins). A chair lift will then whisk you up to the Bezbog Hut (25 mins). If this wasn’t picturesque enough, you set off for the Polezhan Summit (2851m/9354ft) which arguably offers one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Pirin, over 17 stunning glacial lakes. Amongst them is Popovo Lake (30m/100ft deep).

Polezhan is the fifth highest summit in the Pirin and is encircled by three Cirques and three groups of lakes - Disilishki in the north, Polezhanski in the south and Strazhishki in the west.

From Popovo lake, experienced hikers can follow the classic route through the northeast ridge to the summit; it is not difficult or too steep, with the exception of the last 15-minutes, which are over stones.

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Updated: January 30, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2824 m
Lowest point
2243 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

Bezbog Hut (2242 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
41.733973, 23.524117
UTM
34T 709917 4623319

Destination

Bezbog 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
6.9 km
Duration
2:44h
Ascent
581 m
Descent
581 m

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