HUTS ALONG THE RIDGE OF BALKAN MOUNTAINS

Go to current list of the huts on Kom-Emine

 

Tourist huts in Bulgaria are unique not only with their warmth and hospitality, but with the way they are organized and financed, and with their legal status as well. Most of them, together with other tourist shelters, were built by volunteers with donations from Bulgarian tourists. Today they are managed directly by the BTS (Bulgarian Tourist Union) or are rented out to third parties.

The huts in Bulgaria are built along the tourist routes. They are strategically located so that they are of greatest use to walking tourists. The huts are run by hut-holders who live in the mountain, in most of the cases, and who subsist on the tourist visits. The main duty of the hut-holder is to provide a dry warm shelter and food to the tourists, who often arrive tired, soaking-wet or cold. According to the regulations for hut managing in Bulgaria, hut-holders don’t have the right to refuse accommodation to a tourist.

Bulgaria has 269 huts and 41 shelters in total; 91 of the total huts and 9 of the total shelters are situated in the Balkan; on the crest itself or nearby are situated 27 huts and 9 shelters.

The huts in the Balkan can be distinguished by their hospitality and coziness. Even if they are not accessible by roads, even if they are not supplied with electricity and water is scarce, the hut-holders in The Balkan mountain manage to receive well the tourists and to provide them with the necessary conditions so they can get plenty of rest. It is of particular importance for the hikers of the tekking route Kom-Emine to be able to stay overnight in a warm and peaceful hut where they can receive nourishing food and have it on-site or stock up on more supplies.

Unfortunately, not all huts along the route work, so it is a good idea that the tourist call beforehand and inform themselves on the conditions of the building. Without a preliminary reservation for a stay, you cannot count on vacant beds and food.  

We present a full list of information on the contacts of the working and not working huts on the ridge of Western, Middle an Eastern Balkan.

Huts on the ridge of Western Balkan
Huts on the ridge of the Central Balkan
Huts on the ridge of the Eastern Balkan

 

 

 

 

 

Current list of the huts on Kom-Emine
Type Name Location GPS coordinates Phone
1 hut Kom (old) Pokoya locality / Berkovska mountain 43.181943, 23.078624 0889 681 693
2 hut Kom (new) Gornata Koriya locality / Berkovska mountain 43.189013, 23.080658
0885 830 271, 0887 514 777, 0884 842 019
3 hut Bobicom Gornata Koriya locality / Berkovska mountain 43.190085, 23.078276 0887 348 787
4 hut Petrohan Koznitsa mountain 43.114083, 23.135852 0888 867 930
5 hut / closed Proboinitsa 43.104773, 23.279833
6 guest house Draganovi Gara Lakatnik village 43.085850, 23.386890 0877 000 925
7 hut Trastena Trastenaya locality / Golema mountain 43.033458, 23.438113 0886 407 495
8 hut Leskova Leskova hamlet, Osenovlak village / Golema mountain 42.942942, 23.567959 0877 500 753 – Tsvetan Zahariev
hut / closed Murgash at the southwestern foot of Murgash peak / Murgash 42.821818, 23.653142 0888 950 346
10 dormitory Vitinya Vitinya pass 42.782569, 23.800180 0882 966 497
11 hut Chavdar Vihrushki Polyani locality / Etropolska mountain 42.752694, 23.938513 0896 715 908, 0897 783 199
12 hut Murgana Topalov Kladenec locality / Etropolska mountain 42.728502, 24.051627 0877 080 755
13 hut Kashana Zlatishki pass 42.751459, 24.077270 0882 714 416
14 hut Svishtiplaz Malkata Polyana locality / Zlatishko-Tetevenska mountain 42.766354, 24.145885 0886 437 677
15 hut Momina polyana western slope of Mominski Chukar peak / Zlatishko-Tetevenska mountain 42.782482, 24.233377 0889 623 087
16 hut / closed Planinski izvori Gyoldzhuka locality / Zlatishko-Tetevenska mountain 42.772784, 24.261858
17 hut Benkovski at the southwest foot of Ushite peak 42.782013, 24.345107 0887 753 009
18 hut Vezhen Tsarichina locality 42.772244, 24.391054 0882 966 248
19 hut Eho between Yumruka and Kavladan peaks 42.775082, 24.481382 0885 994 129
20 hut Kozya stena Haiduk Cheshma locality 42.785359, 24.529363 0882 440 757
21 shelter Orlovo gnezdo Troyanska mountain 42.751178, 24.649792 02/ 4910023
22 hut / closed Peshova myka Troyanska mountain 42.73388, 24.65899
23 hut Dremenka Dremenka locality / Steneto reserve 42.731448, 24.680862 0888 882 000
24 hut Dobrila between Ambaritsa and Dobrila peaks 42.711093, 24.760509 0884 102 501
25 hut Vasil Levski Golyamata Gyurlya locality – Troyanska / Kaloferska mountain 42.704763, 24.852414 0896 688 523
26 shelter Botev Polyankata locality / Kaloferska mountain 42.718595, 24.904255 0878 197 451
27 hut Tyzha southeast of Rousalka peak / Kaloferska mountain 42.751243, 24.993902 082/ 519002
28 hut Mandrata 800 m. west of Tyzha hut / Kaloferska mountain 42.750313, 25.004980 0898 448 356
29 hut Mazalat Mandrishteto locality / Kaloferska mountain 42.758674, 25.114699 02/ 4910020
30 hut Partizanska pesen west of Uzana locality / Shipchenska mountain 42.784209, 25.197980 0897 952 532
31 hut Uzana Uzana locality / Shipchenska mountain 42.750924, 25.238525 0886 792 982
32 hut Buzludzha (old) south slope of Buzludzha peak / Shipchenska mountain 42.731652, 25.397741 0882 966 490
33 hut Buzludzha (new) 5 min. east of the old Buzludzha hut / Shipchenska mountain 42.730572, 25.401088 0889 997 751
34 hut Balgarka Trevnenska mountain 42.764725, 25.502883 0889 793 070
35 hut Krastets rail station Krastets / Trevnenska mountain 42.770282, 25.549992 0889 710 188
36 ski base Gramadliva northeast foot of Gramadliva peak / Trevnenska mountain 42.794101, 25.655002 0898 765 424
37 hut Gramadliva northeast foot of Gramadliva peak / Trevnenska  mountain 42.792814, 25.659304 0884 332 220,0884 332 221
38 hut Predela Prohoda na republikata pass (pass of the Republic) 42.797059, 25.676738 0897 083 220
39 shelter Karaivanovo horishte Karaivanovo horishte locality / Eleno-Tvardishka mountain 42.782086, 25.814974
40 hut Bukovets Bukovets locality / Eleno-Tvardishka mountain 42.789862, 25.887957 0896 693 170
41 hut Chumerna north slope of Chumerna peak / Eleno-Tvardishka mountain 42.786772, 25.960060 0896 693 176
42 shelter Vratnik Kamchiya river springs / Varbishka mountain 42.819079, 26.212021
43 restaurant Baboi Varbishka mountain 42.956124, 26.651357 053/ 912116
44 hut Varbishki prohod Varbishka mountain 42.945203, 26.646002 053/ 912021
45 shelter Hazim the Forester Varbishka mountain 42.937607, 26.986551
46 villa Valla Ralio Daskotna village 42.877263, 27.185843 0887795896
47 hut Topchiysko Topchiysko village 42.861978, 27.344319 0884473735
48 hotel Vyatarnite melnitsi (The wind mills) Kozichino village 42.839180, 27.575941 0888468734