The surrounding mountains

Fiery panorama from Lyubash peak

GPS coordinates start: 42.77095,22.75634
GPS coordinates final peak: 42.75607, 22.75362
Distance: 2.15 h total (to the top and back), 4 km total
Degree of difficulty: ★ ☆☆☆☆
GPS track:

Lyubash Peak (1398 m) is relatively easy to climb peak offering beautiful views of several mountains, villages, and valleys.

It is part of the Ruisko-Verilska mountain, part of Kraishte, Pernik region.

How to get to Lyubash peak?

Lyubash Peak can be reached from the village of Lyalintsi or the village of Rebro, which are located 1.15 hours from Sofia.

We chose the one from the village of Lyalintsi as the shorter of the two. You can also make a circular route from the village of Lyalintsi – Lyubash village – from the village of Rebro and return to the starting point on the road that connects the two villages.

The road to the top is perfectly marked with red markings and you walk with your eyes closed, it is so well organized.

The elevation we climbed was 455 m and for the most part the route was relatively steep.

The starting point is located after the bridge on the river Lyalinska, a tributary of the river Yablanitsa and indicated by a sign.

Beginning of the trail to Lyubash peak
Beginning of the trail to Lyubash peak

Shortly after the start, the road splits and the blue markings continue for Paramun or Strazha (the neighboring mountain, which the locals call Paramunska).

We climbed at a slow pace because of the photos to the beautiful area around and all those peaks that were visible.

We also jumped like goats from bush to bush until we filled a bag with rose hips to replenish our tea supplies in the winter.

Flirting with a rose hip
Flirting with a rose hip

Features of the route to Lyubash peak

After the rosehip harvest, we entered a pine grove. The sun was still with us, but the clouds were already descending in slow waves across the sky.

Pine grove
Pine grove

After that, we passed through a deciduous forest, in the purple carpet of which shy white mushrooms were hiding.

Deciduous grove
Deciduous grove

I couldn’t help but pay attention to the fluffy diaper creeping over us.

Down blanket
Down blanket

Opposite, standing proudly, was Strazha Peak (also called Golemi Vruh) (1389 m). An interesting labyrinth of paths had formed from the clearings on its slope.

The labyrinth
The labyrinth

We climbed the ridge, from where the village of Lyalintsi could already be seen in the palm of our hand.

On the ridge
On the ridge

Shortly before the peak, we reached a lower hill with a waving Bulgarian tricolor. From here the view around the village of Rebro and the many mountains on the horizon was impressive.

We are approaching Lyubash peak
We are approaching Lyubash peak

A blue marking appeared below the very top, along which you can descend to the village of Rebro.

Color marking
Color marking

On the top of Lyubash

At the very top, the time had stopped. A mosaic of fiery colors in the sky. Meadow strewed with white fluff. Dams glistened with their crystal clear waters. Vitosha, Rila, Pirin waived to us from the horizon.

Panorama from Lyubash peak
Panorama from Lyubash peak
The surrounding mountains
The surrounding mountains

The Bulgarian flag was flying here as well, a quiet spectator of all this beauty that surrounded us.

On the top of Lyubash
On the top of Lyubash

Conclusion

The walk to Lyubash peak is a great destination near Sofia, which does not require special organizational training. The relatively easy and well-marked route in combination with the unforgettable panorama make it an attractive place for all amateur tourists.

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Other destinations in Pernik district here.

Eco-trails in Pernik region – here.

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