This morning you’ll be transferred by car high above Dobrinishte resort, to the Gotse Delchev Hut (40 mins). A chair lift will then whisk you up to the Bezbog Hut (25 mins). If this wasn’t picturesque enough, you set off for the Polezhan Summit (2851m/9354ft) which arguably offers one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Pirin, over 17 stunning glacial lakes. Amongst them is Popovo Lake (30m/100ft deep).
Polezhan is the fifth highest summit in the Pirin and is encircled by three Cirques and three groups of lakes - Disilishki in the north, Polezhanski in the south and Strazhishki in the west.
From Popovo lake, experienced hikers can follow the classic route through the northeast ridge to the summit; it is not difficult or too steep, with the exception of the last 15-minutes, which are over stones.
SicherheitshinweiseWatch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in.
Buchtipps für die Region
We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.
In your information pack, you’ll find a detailed list of all the required hiking gear, including some good hiking boots, appropriate clothing, a rain jacket and a backpack.