The Goat`s Wall and the Balkan Edelweiss Kingdom

 

Best period: May-November

Difficulty: moderate

Highlights:

  • National Park Central Balkan – part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Kozya Stena reserve – one of the 9 reserves of the park
  • Kozya Stena Peak
  • Walk on the main ridge with views
  • Edelweiss 
  • Wild nature with rich flora and fauna
  • Chiflic hot mineral pools

 

Day 1: Sofia – Chiflik – Kozya Stena Hut

Transfer from Sofia to Chiflik – 2:30 hours. Hike up the main ridge of the Balkan Mountains. We will explore the century old beech forest of Kozya Stena reserve. When we reach the end of the tree line there are views towards Kozya Stena Peak the emblem of the reserve. A vertical rock phenomenon famous as a place of  birds of prey and edelweis.

We will follow the may ridge to the hut. Option to climb Kozia Stena Peak-1670 m or Boba Peak and see an edelweiss (best time is July and August). The area is the only place where the flower grows on the Balkan Mountains.

Accommodation in Kozya Stena Hut – 1560m.

Hiking time: 4:30 – 5 hours (another 2 hours to Kozya Stena Peak); +900 meters

 

 

Day 2: Kozya Stena Hut – Ushite Ridge – Sofia

Today we will follow the main ridge direction west to Ushite Peak. The trail is part of a long distance trail E3. We will start the descend to Chiflic following another panoramic ridge that will bring us to the valley of Beli Osam River. The meadows with spring flowers are very impressive in May and June. Option to relax in the hot mineral springs of Chiflik in the afternoon. Transfer to Sofia – 2:30 hours.

Hiking time: 5 – 6 hours; +150/-1050 meters

 

 

2-day hike in Central Balkan National Park
Price per Person
7 pax125 EUR
6 pax135 EUR
5 pax150 EUR
4 pax165 EUR
3 pax170 EUR
2 pax225 EUR
1 pax400 EUR

The price includes: Accommodation in hut; 1 half board: dinner and breakfast; all transfers from/to Sofia; certified mountain guide for 2 days, all the expenses of the guide, all taxes.

Not included: Insurance, entrance fees, drinks.

Discounts available during low season, for students, bloggers, etc.
Please contact us if you need an offer for a bigger group.