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Rock phenomenon Stolo and Dobravishki Waterfall

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Would you like to spend a day in nature near Sofia? To admire the green-clad mountains, gushing waterfalls, climb a peak, and enjoy good company?

Our proposal for a one-day escape from the urban environment is a beginner-friendly day hike in the Ponor Mountain. The Ponor Mountain is part of the Western Stara Planina mountain range, characterized by extensive karst formations, mainly formed by marls and dolomites.

Tour Itinerary

Departure from Sofia at 8:00 AM for those with organized transportation. For those of you preferring personal vehicles, we'll meet at the center of Iskrets village. We'll provide the exact location and time after registration. Once the group gathers, the guide will provide a brief overview, check if we have everything we need, and we'll set off towards our destination for the day.

Stolo, the natural landmark, is located at an altitude of 1330 meters above sea level. Moving along the dirt road and grassy slopes, we gradually ascend towards the mountain heights. After approximately 2 hours, we reach the Rock Phenomenon Stolo. Viewed from a distance, the rock resembles a giant's chair, against the backdrop of the sheer cliff, making us feel like tiny figures. Its incredible photogenicity is also due to the horizontal stripes, seemingly carved by a giant artistic hand.

The epic panorama will take our breath away.

A lunch break and energized, we'll climb to the summit of Prepasnitsa /1470m above sea level/, which offers unparalleled views.
We descend from the heights and head towards Dobravitsa Waterfall.
From the lower neighborhood of Dobravitsa village, it takes about 30 minutes to reach the waterfall. We'll have the opportunity to refresh ourselves from its splashes at its base and admire the tranquility of the area. If time permits and based on your interest, we'll make a quick visit to the Dushnika Cave. After another photo break, we'll head back to the cars and it's time to return to the city.

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What do you need for the trekking?
  • Suitable hiking boots - 3-season hiking boots or mountaineering boots (depending on the program and the season)
  • Spare socks
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • Thermal underwear - top and bottom
  • Fleece
  • Wind and water proof jacket
  • A down jacket or other jacket with synthetic insulation
  • Winter and summer hat, buff and gloves
  • Raincoat
  • About 40 liters backpack
  • Headtorch with spare batteries
  • Water (1.5 liters)
  • Sunglasses and sunscream with a high SPF
  • Food for the trek
  • Ids and cash money
  • Trekking Poles
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Other things - according your personal needs
Difficulty Level:
  • Intro - Programs that are an introduction in the hiking. For people without any experience. A high level of physical endurance and special hiking equipment are not required. The hikes are usually short and easy up to about 3 hours. The 'Intro' programs happen in spring, summer or fall
  • Beginners - Programs for people with previous hiking experience. Treks of this type are slightly longer (about 4-6 hours) and include a greater positive elevation gain (about 300-400 meters). No technical sections
  • Intermediate - Programs duration is usually around 6-8 hours. Participants must have good physical endurance. Programs of this type include climbing peaks, crossing dynamic terrain. The total positive elevation gain for the day is about 600-800 meters, but it is could exceed 1000 meters
  • Advanced - Treks duration is about 8-10 hours. Includes large elevation gain - 1000+ meters. Programs of this type often involve scrambling terrain in summer conditions or winter ascents of peaks. Participants must be absolutely confident in their physical abilities as well as their equipment. Oftentimes, winter programs of this type require the use of crampons and ice axe
  • Extreme - These programs are only for experienced mountaineers who want to cross the line between hiking and alpinism. The programs are often over 10 hours long and about 1500 meters of daily elevation gain. They include traversing technical edges, climbing rock ledges and/or categorized routes, using mandatory alpine equipment. Participants must know how to use crampons and ice axe
Cancellation Policy:

Чл. 89. (Изм. – ДВ, бр. 37 от 2018 г., в сила от 01.07.2018 г.) (1) Пътуващият има право да прекрати договора за туристически пакет по всяко време преди започването на изпълнението на туристическия пакет.

The tourist owes a penalty as follows:

  • 20 or more days before tour start: - No penalty
  • Between 19 and 14 days before tour start: - 30% from the price
  • Between 13 and 7 days before tour start: - 60% from the price
  • Less than 3 days before tour start: - 100% from the price
  • In the event of a change in weather conditions during the tour or other unforeseen situations, the guide may change the route or offer another alternative option to the participants for their safety
  • If the program cannot happen due to bad weather forecast, the organizer will refund 100% of the price to the participants
  • In order to take part in the tour, you must be in good physical health and condition, and notify the organizer in case you have any illnesses or injuries
  • If the number of participants is less than the minimum and the program will not happen, the organizer will notify all registered participants up to 7 days before the event
  • Discounts cannot be combined