Feel free to leave your comments
below. If you want to share your knowledge, additional information
or experience in a particular place your input is more than
is a located in the southwest
and encompasses the larger part of the
Mountain. It covers a total area of 274 km2 and
it is located at an altitude from
1,008 to 2,915 meters.
Snakes are common even above a tree line.
Watch your step. If you see a viper (above) stop and slowly retreat
Pirin National Park
Pirin National Park is famous for its huge diversity of plants and animals.
Originally this natural biosphere reserve was found in 1934 to
protect endangered black and white fir (Pinum peuce). But it
also contains over 1300 species of plants, including 182
medicinal plants that are quiet popular in the region.
Throughout warm months of the year you can see residence from
surrounding cities and villages gather plants, flowers and other
parts of plants on industrial scale. Additionally Pirin National
Park contains 320 species of moss and lichen as well as 165
kinds of algae.
Hiking in Pirin National Park
developed part of the
is in the north around the highest
(2,915 m) that attracts hikers and climbers alike. There are two hiking
paths that are most common with the tourists. One is marked by brown
markers that takes from Mandrat base to the Sipanitsa Shelter.
Another trail is marked by yellow markers that take goes from
Mandrat base to the Black Water base. There is also a loop trail
from Vihren hut to the top of mount Vihren, the highest mountain in
Pirin National Park. It doesn't require any special mountaineering
experience or equipment and takes about 3 to 4 hours. Additionally they are many
other small trails that allow tourists to reach every corner of Pirin National Park, but these paths are often unmarked and have no
clear direction. You can use them at your own risk.
This biologic reserve is easily
accessible from Bansko, fairly large tourist city with hotels and
restaurants. Other major cities in the area include Sandanki, Gotse
Delchev, Kresna, Razlog, Strumuani, Simitli and many others. One of the major advantages of hiking and camping in the
is little regulations that are in place and even less attempt to enforce
them. Even if there is such a thing as ranger in
National Park, which is doubtful,they do
not make their presence visible.