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Peak - Botev, Stara Planina
Author: Росица Николова, GPS coordinates: N 42.7190555 E 24.9173550
Botev peak - most - highest point in Stara Planina mountain - 2376 m. and the third highest peak in Bulgaria. Botev peak is located near the towns of Karlovo and Kalofer part of the reserve "Djendema" and among the "hundred travel sites."
From 1942 to 1946. tip with the name - Ferdinand peak. To 1950. He called Yumrukchal but from 1950. It was renamed Mount Botev.
Botev peak is located - and radio and television station covering radio television channel over 65% of the country, weather station, cabins and shelters. Here you can see the various representatives of animal species - bears, deer, partridge, viper, and various plant species.
In good weather from the top can be seen - Rila, Pirin and Rhodope Mountains. Temperatures during the cold winter days reach -28 degrees, and in summer to + 20gradusa.
To climb to the top, there are several different routes. One is the transition on the southern crest of the mountain hut near Paradise ". Another route is through "Tarzan path" passes along the "Praskaloto" which is - steep section, but not dangerous. Transition is 3:00. Other routes are hut "Pleven" - for four hours and hut "Tuja" hut "Vasil Levski" - for five hours. "
In the area "Heaven Rocks" is also the highest waterfall in Bulgaria and the entire Balkan Peninsula - "Raiskoto praskalo" waterfall - 124.5 m.
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