Trekking in Pirin

Trekking in Pirin, Bulgaria

If you happen to be in Bulgaria and love to roam in high altitude alpine like environments Pirin is your best choice. With its jagged granite ridges, glacial lakes and ancient forests this wild mountain paradise will surpass your expectations.

Prepare for a spectacular 3-day long traverse of Pirin’s high summits, a programme tailored for the true mountaineers. You will not only summit peak Vihren (2014m) but also admire the beauty of Popovo lake and spend a night in a mountain hut 2500m above sea level.

We will show you the oldest pine tree in Bulgaria – 1300 years old, located 1800m above the sea. There is a high probability of encountering edelweiss flowers and hopefully a running herd of Chamois common for the area.

Pirin is ready for you, are you ready for Pirin?



~ Day 1 ~ We will take the lift up to 2240 m close to Bezbog Lake and start trekking for 4,5-5 hours passing by the biggest lake in Pirin – Popovo ezero up to Tevno Lake Hut. Overnight in the hut. Total 7 km, +600/-300 meters for the day.

~ Day 2 ~ We head to the main ridge of Pirin Mountains, traverse Tipitsite Peaks and walk down the valley of Bunderishki Lakes to Vihren Hut. 6,5 hours walk, 11 km, +480/-1025 meters for the day. Overnight in the hut.

~ Day 3 ~ We start a 7-8 hours trek, summiting the highest peak of Pirin Mountains – Mount Vihren (2914m). +1000/-1000 meters for the day. Back to Bansko with a shuttle bus.


How do we source our prices:

  1. Balkan Vagabondz receives a client request.
  2. The BV coordinator then reaches out to all the guides and guiding companies in the network to gather information on possible itineraries, availability and prices.
  3. Once we have all the options we send them to the client so he/she can select the best price, date and itinerary.

Please note negotiating prices is not always possible.

Essentially we are a price, availability and itinerary comparison site that helps people meet their adventure needs and save time along with providing extra customer service and consultation on top of the services you receive. All of this is free of charge as commission is taken from the suppliers.

Necessity List


  • Passport
  • Insurance Policy (recommended)
  • Pocket money

Useful items:

  • Walking poles/sticks
  • Easy-to-handle backpack (35 – 45l)
  • Headtorch
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat (advised)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle (1,5l)
  • Camera
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Sleeping bag liner


  • Light rain & windproof jacket
  • 1 warm fleece/top
  • 1/2 short-sleeve shirt / top (optional)
  • Comfy approach/walking shoes/light boots
What is included?
  • Guiding
  • Transport (from to Bansko)
  • Accommodation in the mountain huts
What is not included?
  • Transport from / to Sofia
  • Insurance
How to book your place?

You can simply register by using the web form on the right-hand side, e-mail, call or message us on facebook or twitter and we will contact our local guide to move forward with your booking.