THE BLACK PEAK
With an elevation of 2290 m this is the highest peak in the oldest Natural Park on the Balkans – Vitosha.
On the top of the peak you can witness a magnificent view of the capital city of Sofia, the great Sofia plane and the distant snowy peaks of the highest mountain on the Balkans – Rila.
The peak plays an important role in the history of Bulgarian tourism as the first ever mass ascension, organized by Aleko Konstantinov on 27th of August 1895, gave birth to the Bulgarian Tourist Union. Having its importance in mind, it was given the status of one of the 100 National Tourist Sights, a must see for all mountaineers and fellow travelers!
This is an example program, that can be modified according to your desires.
09:00 am – Pick up from previously arranged location
10:00 am – Arriving at Aleko Hut
11:15 am – Beginning of the ascension
12:00 pm – Arriving on the Peak
12:30 pm – Lunch in the hut at the peak
01:30 pm– Descending towards Aleko Hut
02:30 pm – Arriving at Aleko Hut
03:30 pm – Arriving back in Sofia
You should be well equipped: comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the Black Peak hike, as well as raincoat and long pants. The weather on Vitosha Mountain is often very unpredictable and could change in a matter of minutes!