Saturday, October 24, 2020

Manastirishte In October 2020

Warm and sunny October days always feel so precious to me, and today was one of them, an absolutely perfect late autumn day with temperatures +20C, the smell of grass and leaves and scenery that makes my heart sing. This autumn we are choosing open trails in the low mountains, to enjoy to the fullest the sun and the views. And one of the best of these routes is the track from the village of Plana to Manastirishte, the highest peak of Plana mountain. It is a picturesque and easy semicircular trail, with the only shortcoming - it's short.

:The trail is very wide, with almost no elevation gain

:Peak Manastirishte in the distance

:Vitosha rises up high to the west of the low Plana

Hike info:

Destination: peak Manastirishte (1338 m)
Mountain: Plana
Total length: 7.5 km
Elevation gain: 160 m
Total duration (plus picnic and rests): 2 h 30 min
Average difficulty: 1 / 10

:On peak Marchin kamak

:The long chain of peaks of Rila mountain in the far distance

Me-made items, worn on this hike:
I:  socks, Central Park Hoodie (but it was too hot and I had to take it off, so it stayed in my backpack most of the hike)

:The view from Manastirishte

:On the top. We had our snacks here, with a view to the valley below and Vitosha just across.

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