When we imagine high mountain hut, our first association immediately evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort burning fireplace, delicious food and a clean bed. In reality, these huts are not much our mountains. We did a tour which starts from the Balkan Mountains to Pirin Mountains to take a closer look at the management of three prosperous high mountain huts, all private or leased for a long period of time.
1620 m.a.s.l. - Central Balkan
Leased by SIP
Michaela ('31) - mountain hut manager for the last six years
George ('30) - mountain hut manager and former assistant manager for the last 10 years
Phone number: +359 2 491 0020
Mazalat hut is one of the most popular high mountain huts in the Central Balkan Mountains. The place is a major stop for tour groups and starting point of a number of popular routes. Both Tuja hut (west) and Riviera hut (east) are nearby. The hut won the prize "Hut of the Year" for 2015 in the competition organized by planinar.org. After a three-hour trekking following a steep path among beautiful beech forests you will find yourself in front of impressive views of the Triglav massif. The building itself has nice architecture, typical hut stone walls and a pointed roof. It is equipped with solar panels and energy-independent.
Are you visiting Bulgaria and you are fan of hiking? Bulgaria is surrounded by more than 40 mountains and has everything to offer for any taste!