Sofia Hikes – Black Peak in one day (+ 21 AMAZING* photos)

Rise above the city smog, the noise, the storm, the hate, the drama!

Rise above the negativity,

above your problems,

above the bullsh*t!

Rise above it all   ❤

There’s no better therapy for the mind and soul than nature. If you are living in Sofia, we have to tell you this, but you are one hell of a lucky bastard! Yeah right! Your therapist is just a stone’s throw away, just look out the window! (This is a metaphor, we know there’s probably a 20-floor soviet block standing in your way). But yeah, we are talking about Vitosha, baby!

Vitosha mountain – A photo story about Black Peak (Cherni Vrah)

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Fatty Gosho welcomes you to Aleko. Hi, Fatty Gosho!
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The path that goes to Black Peak (Cherni Vruh) starts right behind the Aleko hut.
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Once you get on track, all you have to do is follow the poles. The number on each tells you how far you are from the top.
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Go at your own pace. No rush! * I should know 😀 *
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The walk from Aleko to Black Peak takes between 1:30 – 2 hours.
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This is the top! & that on the photo is the weather station!
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Black Peak stands at 2290 m. It’s the 4th highest summit in Bulgaria. #LoveBG
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Inside the weather station, built in 1935. Vitosha is the oldest national park on the Balkans. *A random fact I decided was important to mention.*
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On the sign: “If you don’t know where you’re going you might wind up someplace else .” True that. If you are wondering about the other sign – it’s the bus schedule.
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In the “tea house” (that’s what it says on the door of the station:) you can sit & relax, warm up, drink a cup of hot tea, or a cold bear. For those who are hungry – there is delicious tripe soup! Nom nom.
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Johnnie, keep on walking.
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Take a look around in all directions. It’s beautiful!
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A cute tiny library in the mountains.
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“We are all under the same moon.”
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Behind the weather station. The sun is starting to set.
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At the top is a bit windy, so better have a hat or a hoodie on.
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The water supply area has frozen completely. You can’t imagine how slippery it is! (I speak from personal experience).
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In the distance – Sofia.
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The moon shines so bright! When it gets dark and there are no clouds, the snow starts to shine, reflecting the light of the moon. One word – magical!
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The way back.
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Simply gorgeous.

* Amzing photos, right?

Cheers! 😉

#LoveBG


Other walks in Vitosha you might enjoy:

A chill one – “The Alley of Herbs” 

A more exciting one – The Boyana Waterfalls

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