Day 1: Arrival. Transfer from air-port to Oreshak village.
Day 2: Transfer to Beklemeto pass (1500 m) and easy hike to Dermenka hut (1530 m). 3 hours hike along the ridge, mainly flat. Overnight in Dermenka hut.
Day 3: Dermenka hut (1530 m) - Dobrila hut (1800 m) 4 hours hike along the ridge. Overnight in Dobrila hut.
Day 4: Dobrila hut (1800 m) - Levski hut (1350 m) 6 hours hike. Overnight in Levski hut.
Day 5: Levski hut (1350 m). - Rai hut (1430 m) the day starts with a 2 and a half hours ascend (500 m.) to about 1850 m. above sea and then 2 and a half hours on flat and descend (400 m) to Rai hut. 5 hours hiking (easy to medium track). Overnight in Rai hut.
Day 6: Ray hut (1430 m) - Kalofer 3 hours descend.
Day 7: Pick up from Kalofer and visits to Valley of Thracian kings in Kazanlak, Shipka monument of freedom, Ethnographic complex "Etara" (open air museum of ancient Bulgarian crafts), Tryavna (St "Archangel Michael" church, the Clock tower, "Daskalova" house) and the heroic Dryanovo monastery.
Day 8: Veliko Turnovo (the medieval Bulgarian capital) city tour and tour of Arbanassi where you can see some of the most exquisite monuments of Bulgarian art in XIV-XVIII like "The Nativity Church", "St's Archangels Michael and Gavril", "Konstancialieva" house, etc. Transfer to Plovdiv
Day 9: The Renaissance town of Old Plovdiv tour in the morning, including "Nedkovich" house, the Roman amphitheater and the "St. Constantin and Helena" church. In the afternoon visit to Bachkovo monastery + wine tasting.
Day 10: Transfer from Plovdiv to Borovets (Rila Mountain). 1 hour hike to Musala hut and 3 hours descend to Borovets.
Day 11: 1 hour ascend to Zekiritza peak and 4 hours hike along the ridge back to Govedarci. There will be great views to the 7 Rila lakes for this day.
Day 12: Transfer to Rila Monastery. Walk to St. John of Rila cave (about 1.30 hours). Lunch and visit to the Monastery in the afternoon.
Day 13: Transfer to Vihren hut (Pirin mountain). Hike in the area of Banderitza.
Day 14: Transfer to Sofia. Sofia city tour in the afternoon.
My price is 10 Euro per hour + petrol costs (air-conditioned car).
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