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Vasil Levski hut


The hut is built in 1926 and it is the first hut in Stara planina mountain (third in the country preceded by “Skakavitsa” hut in Rila and “Aleko” hut in Vitosha). Vassil Levski hut is situated at 1450m above the sea level, in “Golyamata gyurla”, a place where the two initial tributaries of Stara Reka (River) flows into each other.

It is a solid two storey building with total capacity of 70 beds allocated in rooms with 2,4 beds and more beds. The WCs are shared. There is also a bath.
The building is electrified and water supplied. Solid fuel stoves heat it.
The hut disposes of tourist kitchen and equipment, dining room with fireplace and a small shop.


  • Karlovsko praskalo waterfall – 0,10h
  • Kostenurkata (the Tortoise) peak – 1,30h
  • Botev peak – 4h
  • Levski peak – 2,30 h
  • Dobrila hut – 4h
  • Hubavets hut – 2h
  • Balkanski rosi (Balkan roses) hut – 1h
  • Pleven hut – 5h
  • Rai (Heaven) hut – 4,30h
  • Ambaritsa hut – 5h
  • Tuja hut – 7,30h (through Botev peak).

The trails are marked.
Starting points: the town of Karlovo – 5,30h along marked path (the town of Karlovo is a rail way station on Podbalkanska line), as well as the towns Sopot, Troyan, Apriltsli, the villages: Vassil Levski, Cherni Osam, Oreshak, the huts Balkanski rosi, Hubavets, Ravnets, Dobrila, Ambaritsa, Pleven, Yavorova laka, Rai, Botev shelter and tourist dormitory Karlovo.

Topic information about the chalet
Telephone of the object: +359 335/3436
Address: Stara planina mountain, Golyamata gyurla place, TA “V.Levski”- Karlovo, 12, Han Krum Str.
Capacity: 70
Price: 6.00
Phone number for making alerts and complaints: +35966801277
(week days from 8:00 to 16:30)
(in non-working hours)
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