Pirin National Park, Pirin

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Pirin National Park is a national park that encompasses the larger part of the Pirin Mountains in south-west Bulgaria, spanning an area of 403.56km2. It is one of the three national parks in the country, the others being Rila National Park and Central Balkan National Park. The park was established in 1962 and its territory was expanded several times since then. Pirin National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. The altitude varies from 950 m to 2,914 m at Vihren, Bulgaria's second highest summit and the Balkans' third.The park is situated in Blagoevgrad Province, the nation's south-westernmost region, on the territory of seven municipalities: Bansko, Gotse Delchev, Kresna, Razlog, Sandanski, Simitli and Strumyani. There are no populated places within its territory.Two nature reserves are located within the boundaries of Pirin National Park, Bayuvi Dupki - Dzhindzhiritsa and Yulen. Bayuvi Dupki - Dzhindzhiritsa is among the oldest in Bulgaria, established in 1934 and is included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves under the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme. The whole territory is part of the network of nature protection areas of the European Union, Natura 2000.
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  • All the routes are short (one-day) in Pirin hut and iharn depart. To the hut can be reached by car. If the place is packed-to store (15-20 min. drive from the cabin). The recommended route for families is the shortest route to the Lake and beautiful yet. Should cost him the yellow-orange track and off the track. A total of 30 minutes and type (not simple for small children) and 30 minutes easy descent. The signage is not better and to obtain a map at the visitors center in Bansko before rising. If you want you can go an hour and a half of a smooth Rocky and difficult for other lakes-back at the same path where couple.
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  • Beautiful nature, few alternatives organized, for exclusive use by hikers. Some lifts off do you need investors.
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  • Pirin Natioanal Park is beautiful. We went there in May and part of the park was still covered with Snow which didn't allow us to explore more but the parts we visited were breathtaking and it´s so pe...  more »
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