Hiking in the Rhodope Mountains > Kom Peak and Uhlovitsa Cave Hiking Trip
Kom Peak and Uhlovitsa Cave | Hiking Trip in the Rhodope Mountains
Kom Peak (1592 m. a.s.l.) in the Rhodope Mountains (not to be mistaken with Kom peak in the Balkan Mountains) is a peak located 4 km north of Gudevitsa village in the Western Rhodope Mountains- about 54 km from Pamporovo, 131 km from Plovdiv.
The peak is reached through a hiking trail that crosses mountain meadows, lush forests of oak, beech and pine trees in one of the most beautiful and pristine nature areas of the Rhodope Mountains near the source of the Arda River.
The 7 km (4.35 miles) hike takes about 3 and half hours to complete. It is a moderate hike with a few steep sections and a total of about 500 meters elevation gain. The effort to hike the peak is rewarded with stunning panoramic views over the Bulgarian and Greek Rhodope Mountains and the nearby villages nested among the mountain hills.
After descending the peak, the trip continues with an optional visit to Agushevi Konatsi in Mogilitsa village, a 19th century Ottoman mansion declared as a national monument of art and culture in 1964. The mansion operates as a museum (there is a 5 BGN entry fee).
After ascending the highest peak in the area, it is time to explore the underworld. The impressive Uhlovitsa Cave is more than 3.5 million years old. Out of its total 460 meters length, 330 meters are accessible by tourists. Its interior is very rich in cave formations - stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, dendrites and the spectacular flowstone formation known as the Icefall at its end.
The cave is reached by a steep path (800 m long ) and 190 metal stairs. Last visit is at 4:00 PM. The temperature inside the cave is constant 10-11 C.
Hiking trip to Kom Peak and Uhlovitsa Cave.
All year round (depending on the weather).
Departure and Return Point:
This trip can be organized from Plovdiv, Pamporovo and Smolyan area.
Starting from 19 euros per person (for 4 persons group).
Transport, if needed, is charged based on the total kilometers of the trip at 0,35 euro cents per kilometer.
Please contact us for a price quotation through the form below specifying your transportation needs and the starting point of the trip- Plovdiv, Pamporovo, Smolyan etc.
What is Included?
Local English/Spanish/Bulgarian-speaking guide(s).
What is Not Included?
Transport. If needed, transport is charged separately at 0.35 euro cents per kilometer.
Food, drinks and other personal expenses.
Entrance fees to Uhlovitsa Cave (adult ticket 6 BGN, children 3 BGN ) and Agushevi Konatsi (adult ticket 5 BGN, children 2,5 BGN )
Private passenger van or similar (depending on the group size)
Duration, Difficulty and Elevation plot:
Tour duration time: about 6-7 hours.
Difficulty Level: Moderate. *The trails are generally in good condition with a few steep and slippery sections. Proper footwear is highly recommended.
Please bring packed lunch (sandwich) and a snack. There is a good traditional restaurant in Smilyan village that serves local Rhodope mountain food.
What to Bring:
• Clothes and footwear suitable for hiking (ideally hiking boots). We recommend that you dress in layers and that your jacket, trousers and footwear are waterproof. In summertime, please consider wearing a hat and bringing along sunscreen. The sun is strong in the mountains!
• Water (at least 1 liter)
• Packed snack for lunch/picnic outdoors
• Cash for personal use