Climb, hike, and ski at Vihren, the highest peak in Bulgaria's Pirin Mountains. Start from Vihren Hut, and follow the red markers. You can see all the highest peaks of the Pirin massif and a number of lakes from the summit, which is 2,914 m (9,560 ft) above sea level. Be cautious on the north side, as the path is narrow and rocky. On the way down from Vihren Hut to Bansko, on the left side of the path, look for the 1,300-year-old Baikousheva white fir. Always bring water and additional clothing when climbing to the peak. Vihren is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
Love to walk around the mountains in this part of those. Breathtaking views, amazing fresh air. Paths are marked and very clear. Sometimes in season even too much people.... more »
The Vihren hut is the start point to so many routes and looks a lovely building but so basic, the toilets are a disgrace in this day and age, all the other mountain hostels have decent facilities and.... more »
Excellent location, 10 minutes walk to the center and to the gondola. Comfortable and very warm. Very helpful staff. Warm garage for the car. Good breakfast. Recommended!
Verry poor breakfast, unfriendly employes and kitch room.
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