11 comments on “Lyuben Grancharov

  1. Dear Lyuben,

    My sister and I are planning to go hiking in the Rila mountains next week. We would start at the the monastery and then walk for 3-4 days (from hut to hut). Can you you help us with choosing the right route and huts? We are both beginners.
    Thanks in Advance.

  2. Hi lubien,
    My name is simone from Italy. I would like to pass a night in the seven lakes area next Thursday (16 May). Which hut do you reccomend me (Rila Lakes Hut, Seven Lakes hut, Skakavitsa Hut? are they open?)? Is there still lot of snow?

    thank you so much for helping me!

  3. Hi Lyuben!
    I have had a lot of fun reading your posts on the Rila mountains, and they are very useful!

    Myself and 3 friends are planning a trip to the Rila range based on the 7 day traverse that you have documented, we are going in 10 days (May 18th) – I was wondering if you have any advice given there are some tricky weather conditions at the minute.

    We are planning for the Ribni Lakes, Granchar and Yastrebets huts to only be open as shelter with no food, do you think this is right?

    Are there any areas on the route that should be avoided in bad weather (like avalanche zones, maybe Mount Musala peak is too dangerous), and are the path markings mainly posts or painted rocks?

    It would be great to send you an email with some more questions if that possible?

  4. Booked Lyuben’s guiding for a day trip skinning/snowshoeing in the Rila mountains. Relative novices at the activity and bad weather but Lyuben showed us a largely sheltered peaceful path and gave just the right amount of instruction (useful without being patronising). Great company and top-notch day out. Professional and quick in correspondence beforehand also. Would thoroughly recommend.

  5. Jonathan Smith on Aug 7, 2017 5:29 pm | Reply

    We have done self guided inn to inn hiking at many locations around the world and are wondering if such a thing exists in Bulgaria. We would also consider a guide in Bulgaria if there are few English speaking local people. We prefer to hike 6-15 miles per day and carry only a day pack with water, lunch, and foul weather gear. Our overnight gear is transported for us between evening destinations. Our schedules are somewhat flexible and we would probably have 4-6 people in the party. We would like the hike to be in the 6-9 day range.
    Does this sound possible for a Bulgarian vacation?

  6. Mike and Denise from USA on Jun 21, 2017 1:08 pm | Reply

    We traveled to Bulgaria without much knowledge of the country or expertise in hiking but great anticipation to spend time with friends and hike. Lyuben did an incredible job for us. The hiking was challenging and the scenery was breathtaking. Memories were made that we will never forget. We stayed at wonderful inns, we ate great food, and we met wonderful people. Lyuben helped us with all the aspects of our trip. Thank you Lyuben for your gracious services and the experience that we will always remember with pleasure.

  7. hi Lyuben!
    my name is Lee from Korea.
    i will go to 2 Bulgaria mountains this June for a week.
    i am looking for a great bulgarian mountain guide speaking English.
    our team is 2 persons.
    we have experiences including himalayas, Ladahk, south america trails and so on.
    i leave my email here. reply please^^

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