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Gorno Trape is a village in Stara Planina, situated 10 km from Troyan and about 41 km from Lovech. It is set on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains, at the foot of the Troyan Pass, about 3 km north of Beli Osam, where the main road to the pass of Troyan goes through. Gorno Trape is crossed by the Razhdavets river, a tributary of the Beli Osam river. Its climate is characterized by cool summers and snowy winters. The first settlers along the valley of the Osam River were the Thracians, but it is believed that the settlement emerged only in the 15th century. At that time several holiday inns were built there for the goods caravans being on the road and going by this place, as well as the ones coming from Southern Bulgaria. Gradually a settlement formed around them. And now for the transition travelers and for the tourists, there are familt hotels in Gorno Trape, as well as cozy guest houses and villas where visitors may spend a pleasant vacation enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Troyan Balkan. Gorno Trape is a great choice for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday close to nature. The area is suitable for eco tourism and hiking along marked trails with benches, leading to local attractions - Todorova Mogila Area, the waterfalls of Brambar Skok, Koman, Banovski Skok, Dragoychev Kamak, etc. Near Gorno Trape one may find the Glozhenski and Troyan Monasteries, as well as the Zelenikovski Monastery which are major centres of pilgrimage and religious tourism in the country. The huts of Dermenka, Dobrila, Eho, Kozya Stena and so on are ready to accommodate hiking fans and the lovers of skiing and winter sports may visit the nearby resort of Beklemeto, located in the highest part of the Troyan Pass. Other interesting mountain villages are situated only 3 km from Gorno Trape - Balkanets, Terziisko and Beli Osam, where there are interesting old houses and churches. Nearby are also Troyan and Oreshak with interesting exhibitions of folk crafts and applied arts, and also Cherni Osam with its entertaining Natural History Museum. The proximity of villages of Chiflik and Shipkovo attract those visitors of Gorno Trape, seeking outdoor thermal pools and spa services.
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