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Vihren Summit

Hiking trail · Bulgaria
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    Photo: Minna Harshbarger, Macs Adventure
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Summit Mount Vihren today, a tough but rewarding walk. 

moderate
7.3 km
3:39 h
923 m
926 m

Get ready for a wonderful trek to Pirin’s premier summit, Mount Vihren (transfer time each way: 30 mins approx). Walking poles at the ready, set off through the area of Golem Kazan; the ‘Giant Cauldron’ and gaze up at the impressive sheer 300m-high northern wall of Vihren.

Pause to look closer at the mountain’s dolomite rock faces, which shelter rare Edelweiss flowers and agile herds of Balkan Chamois (wild goats).

The views from the trails are overwhelming, and as you reach the summit culminate in a crescendo of jagged peaks—a fitting finale to your week of walking in Bulgaria. Return to your friendly hotel for a celebratory glass of robust Bulgarian red.

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Updated: January 30, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2898 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 (1974 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
41.756657, 23.416315
UTM
34T 700881 4625580

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
7.3 km
Duration
3:39h
Ascent
923 m
Descent
926 m

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Lowest point
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