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50thYEARS OF THE WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION OF UNESCO

In 2022, the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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19/09/2022

Annual plan for the use of mushrooms and berries that are not from medicinal plants 2022 has been announced.

The Annual Plan for the use of mushrooms and berries that are not medicinal plants 2022 has been announced by Order of the Director of Central Balkan National Park.

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17/09/2022

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15/09/2022

The last tour dedicated to the beech forests of the Central Balkan National Park as a World Heritage Site took place

​The last for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, make more than 20 enthusiasts smiling on September 10th.

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05/09/2022

A walk in the mystical beech forests of Kozia Stena Reserve, Central Balkan National Park

​The penultimate for 2022 organized walking tour in the beech forests of the Central Balkan – part of a serial site on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, took place on September 3rd.

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08/07/2022

The road town of Kalofer - Panitsite locality - Botev peak is closed for motor vehicle traffic for the purpose of tourism

By order of the Director of the Central Balkans National Park Directorate, a restricted access road, according to the Management Plan of the national park, Kalofer - Panitsike - Botev peak is closed to motor vehicle traffic for the purpose of touris

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Hut “Rai”


Mountain hut “Rai” was built in 1935 in the Raia place, at the southern foot of mountain peak Botev, at 1560 meters above sea level. Hut “Rai” the most popular hut in the Stara Planina mountain range is a three-storey building, which disposes of 120 beds allocated in rooms with 2, 3, 4, 5 and more beds and plank-beds, with inside WCs.
The hut is water supplied and supplied with electricity by a hydroelectric water power station. The hut also offers solid fuel heaters, a shop, tourist kitchen and canteen and wonderful conditions for alpinism.
Starting points for the hut: The towns Kalofer, Karlovo and Apriltsi, the villages Vasil Levski and Osetenovo and huts Vasil Levski, Ravnets, Pleven, Vidima, Tuja and mountain peak Botev.
Tourist routes:

  • Kalofer – place Panitsite – hut Rai – 4.30 h – peak Botev – 2.30 h
  • Hut Vasil Levski – 4.30 h
  • Peak Botev – 2.30 h – hut Tuja – 3 h
  • Hut Pleven – 5.30 h


Topic information about the chalet

Telephone of the object: +359 3133/ 2276
Address: Town of Kalofer, Tourist Association “Haidut”, 58, “Georgi Shopov” Str.
Capacity: 120