Stara Planina – The Old Mountain

The Old Mountain – “Stara Planina

Latitude: 43° 15′ 0″ N Longitude: 23° 0′ 0″ E
Old Mountain – Stara Planina, is an extension of the Carpathian mountain range. Stara Planina is separated from it by the Danube River. The highest peak of the Stara Planina is Botev ( 2,376 m ), located in Bulgaria.

The West Stara Planina mountains are situated on the border between Serbia and Bulgaria. Stara Planina is known for its biological diversity. In Serbia, a nature park has been established which comprises the whole territory of the mountain.

Central Stara Planina starts from the Zlatishki pass and ends at the pass Vratnik. This is the most attractive part. There are 24 peaks. Some of them : Ambaritsa, Golyam Kupen, Vejen, Malak Kupen.

There are also the Troyan Monastery, the Kilifarevo Monastery, the National Park Central Balkan, the Kapinovski Monastery…

Eastern Stara Planina starts from the Vratnik pass and ends at the Black Sea. The Sliven mountain deserves mentioning that it is the most visited part of the whole of Stara Planina.

Mountain Stara Planina is the highest mountain in southeastern Serbia. It is located some 70 km from the Nis, 300 km from Beograd, 50 km from the city of Pirot. Midzor is the highest peak.

Stara Planina – winter

1 thought on “Stara Planina – The Old Mountain”

  1. This place, judging by the pictures looks so beautiful. Wild nature usually looks beautiful, but if you try to walk this mountain alone, be prepared like Bear Grylls, because in the winter time, you can find yourself lost, or worst, frozen. If you want to feel the real greatness of this mountain, have a guide, someone who knows terrain, who will be able to get you back right where you started your journey. After just a few hours spent in the wild, you will feel refreshed, and have the greatest night of sleep you had in years. If you want to spend your holiday there, you choose the right place.

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