I hope to make a bit of hiking in Bulgaria.It looks that Botev area is almost on my way. I think about the route from Kalofer to Kilistar (or the other way- if you recommend it. I will be with my wife and two teenage children.
I'm not sure if we go on the peak.I have seen TV- instalations and the apshalt road on Botev and it bothers me a bit.
I saw some posts about mountain hostels on http://www.bulgarian-mountains.com/. Unfortunately my brotherhood Bulgarian language knowledge is very limited.
Have you got experience with hizas in Botev area?Which ones do you recommend which not and why? Which ones have the best conditions or an atmophere? In which hizas I don't need a sleeping bag (I don't want to carry a heavy rucksack? Will I get some food in hizas?