WWF Escape to the Andes

We visited the Andean school which was built by World Expeditions and presented the children with books, pens, pencils etc which some of us had brought from Australia. The extra weight was worthwhile when we saw the expressions on the children’s faces. I could never imagine children in Australia smiling so broadly at being given an exercise book and pen!

Jean Hampson | Queensland, Australia
 
 

Bulgaria on Foot

The Rila and Pirin mountain ranges of Bulgaria are home to vast alpine meadows, glacial lakes, rare vegetation and a rich variety of fauna. In the Rila Mountains, the highest peak, Musala (2925m) is a focal point of this engaging walk on which you only need to carry a day pack. Superb mountain vistas, hidden villages brimming with traditional culture and a visit to Rila Monastery, Bulgaria's most famous monastery, are some of the many highlights of the program. Based in 3 star hotels in Govedartsi and Bansko and a mountain hut in the Pirin Range, this trip will appeal to keen walkers seeking an alternative mountain experience in a country that simply teems with history and beautiful natural landscapes.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Sofia, transfer from airport to your hotel (for arrivals 9am-7pm only)
DAY 2 Transfer to Borovets and climb Mt Musala (2925m) for superb views (6hrs), then transfer to Govedartsi
DAY 3 Walk to Prekorechki Lakes and return to hotel (6.5hrs)
DAY 4 Seven Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery (5hrs)
DAY 5 Trek across the Central Pirin (6hrs)
DAY 6 Continue trek to Demyanitsa Hut, transfer to Bansko (6hrs)
DAY 7 Ascend the highest peak in the Pirin Mountains, Mount Vihren (2914m) and return to Bansko (7-8hrs)
DAY 8 Transfer to Sofia, trip concludes

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Trip Code: BOF
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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Next Trip:  09 July 2016
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price: $799.00 USD

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