KOM PEAK (Bulgarian : връх Ком, vrah Kom) or GOLYAM KOM
(Голям Ком, "Big Kom") is a peak in the western Balkan
Mountains , located in western
The peak inspired national writer Ivan Vazov to create the poem On Kom. In his honour, a bas-relief plaque bearing his image and excerpts from the poem has been installed on the peak. Kom also marks the start of the Bulgarian section of the European walking route E3 , also known as the Kom–Emine path along the main ridge of the Balkan Mountains, as well as the eponymous off-road race.
There are several climbing routes to the summit, such as from the Kom chalet (two-hour climb), from the Petrohan Pass (taking 3 hours 30 minutes to reach the peak), from the villages of Komshtitsa and Gintsi (3 hours away).
Nishava River , a major tributary of the
South Morava ,
originates east of Kom Peak, as does the Visochitsa . Along with
Midzhur , Kom is among the highest and best known peaks of the western
Balkan Mountains. A Bulgarian brand of mineral water is branded after
Kom. The peak is part of the 100 Tourist Sites of