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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
Phone number for making alerts and complaints: +35966801277
(week days from 8:00 to 16:30)
+359886090658
(in non-working hours)
or е-mail address:
office@centralbalkan.bg