2-day guided trek to Musala Peak in Rila Mountains

Trek with Nikolay, an UIMLA certified guide, across the Musala Peak. Let him show you the most marvellous spots on this wonderful place in the Balkans.




Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Balkan Mountains

People per Guide

7 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified


    Join me on this 2 day guided trek to the summit of the Musala Peak in the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria.

    Even though the Musala Peak is the tallest in the Balkans, reaching it summit doesn’t require any special physical condition or trainning. Thus, it is an excellent option for those without any previous experience.

    Many amazing surprises await during this trip. But some of the highlights are standing at the top of the Musala Peak, and getting the best views of the most important mountains in Bulgaria. From Musala’s summit, we’ll get to see Rila, Vitosha, Pirin, Sredna Gora, the Rodopi Mountains, as well as the Balkans. Also, we’ll be able to see the majestic Rila Lakes. These dazzling lakes were formed by deep blue glacial water.

    On the first day of our adventure we’ll start from Borovets. Thereupon, we’ll hike for about 4 hours until we reach the Yastrebets mountain hut, where we’ll stay for the night.

    The second day will be easier. So we’ll get to stop and take as many pictures as you want to, and really appreciate all the stunning sceneries around us. After a 2-3 hours of hiking, we’ll arrive at Borovets where our trip ends.

    If you want to explore the Balkans in a different way, this is the ideal trip for you! Contact me and let’s plan together this wonderful adventure! It would be my pleasure to guide you across Mount Musala.

    This trekking trip is perfect from June to October. However, if you are looking for a winter trip, there are plenty of ski touring and splitboarding options in the area. For example, I also guide this Bansko Splitboarding 2-day Introduction course.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    250 EUR

    Group of 2
    150 EUR

    Group of 3
    90 EUR

    Group of 4
    80 EUR

    Group of 5
    80 EUR

    Group of 6
    80 EUR

    Group of 7
    80 EUR


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The food included in the price is a small energy pack.

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required



    At a mountain hut. Although it is not included in the price of the trip, so the price is around 15USD with breakfast.


    About the Guide


    I started snowboarding when only a few people were doing it. At the time, it was just an emerging sport. We used to experiment modifying our equipment by hand. We didn't know about first lines or powder days, we were simply having fun and enjoying amazing snow.
    As things got more serious, I gained experience and learned more about the mountains. I found so many new possibilities!
    From the mountains, I learned how to enjoy with just the essentials, to travel lightly and to cherish the company of a friend on the snow. But I also learned responsibility and learned from my mistakes.
    This passion led me in 1994 to the Himalayas, where the beauty of the scenery and the amazing peaks were almost overwhelming. In summer, I started exploring the mountain and in this way I discovered climbing.
    All of this inspired me to become a professional. Now I have a Ski Instructor Qualification Class C, a Professional Mountain Leader UIMLA Qualification and in 2009 I became the first Bulgarian snowboard guide. Since 2017, I'm a snowboard Instructor qualification Level “3” and international ISIA.



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    What People are Saying about Nikolay Pavlov


    Did a trip in Feb 2019 with Nikolay. This is the second year we have been with him. Brilliant day out with hiking and riding off the beaten track. I would highly reccomend this if you\'re looking for an experience off the slopes!!!
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    Red Hodgkinson
    We had 2 very professional guides whom we enjoyed very much. But this is a medium moderated course and it\'s not for people with no experience. It was a full day trip.
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    Nitzan Orgal
    we approached Explore - Share to find a guide for the Via Ferrata Malyovitsa in Bulgaria. Nikolay Pavlov responded and from this moment remain in ongoing communication to make sure we receive a great service. he was very responsive and was kind enough to assist us in planning additional hiking days. on the July 31st we met one of his guides - Stoimaen (AKA - Bambita) and another guide - Elena which led my partner and myself through the Via Ferrata with a lot of good spirit and patience (and passion).they made the introduction to Bulgarian outdoors much enjoyable. The additional tips we received from this great team enhanced the quality of our Bulgarian adventure. much recommended. Regards Natasha & Tomer
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    Tomer Ash
    I only have good things to say about this day trip! Nikolay is a really good and experienced guide. We had such a great time in this via ferrata! Do not hesitate to book this :)
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    Laurence Marineau

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