Midzhur in mist. The border stones are observed from
the Serbian side. The peak itself lies in Bulgaria. Sept. 2007.
Midor (2170 m) is the highest peak of Serbian part of Stara Planina. Midor peak is
placed in the center of Serbian Stara Planina, between Tri Cuke (1936 m)
on SE side and Babin Zub (1758 m) on SW side. The massif of Midor peak
is very large. Its western, eastern and southern slopes are grassy and not so
steep, while its northern side is rocky and very steep. This side is also most
attractive and very popular among rock climbers.
Stara Planina and Midor as it’s highest peak are the natural border
between Serbia and Bulgaria. On the summit of Midor you can find border stone
between those two countries.
The massif of Midor is very rich with water springs and mountain streems and
rivers. Topodolska Reka river is one of them. On the southern side of Midor,
going from Topli Do village, you can enjoy in two beautifully mountain streems.
One is placed on the SW slopes, while the other one is located on eastern SE
slopes of Midor. That’s really nice refreshment during long ascent from Topli
Midzor summit. May 2006.
People mostly use two routes to climb Midor (2170 m) peak:
1. Babin Zub Hotel – Midor (2170 m): 2,30h – 3h
2. Topli Do village – Midor
(2170 m): 4h – 4,30h
First one starting from SW side of Midor massif and that’s usual approach to
the summit. Second option starting from Midor’s S side and that’s the longer
solution, even still very nice. Topli Do village is very picturesque and remind
me on ‘Asteriks’ village.
Topli Do village is located
belowe the southern slopes of Midzor. The route from this village to the
summit is the longest one.
Ascent of Midzor.
Beograd (Belgrade) – Pirot – Stara Planina (Babin Zub
Beograd (Belgrade) – Pirot – Stara Planina (Topli Do village)
Beograd (Belgrade) – Knjaevac – Stara Planina
Stara Planina is placed in eastern part of Serbia, near border with Bulgaria,
55 km far from Pirot and Knjaevac towns.
You can stay in three star Hotel Babin
Zub, which is nestled right below the same name mountain summit (1758 m).
The hotel was built in 2000 and it is very well maintained. All rooms are nice
and cozy. This three star hotel is situated below Babin Zub mountain peak on
elevation of 1500 m above sea level.
This is common place when people planning to climb Midor peak.