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2-day guided trek to Musala Peak in Rila Mountains

2-day guided trek to Musala Peak in Rila Mountains | Bulgaria

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.

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Balkan Mountains

2 Days

Jun - Oct




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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

The food included in the price is a small energy pack.

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

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.


Russian | English | Bulgarian



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What people are saying about Nikolay



Fantastic guide and amazing terrain for freeriding and splitboarding, not crowded.



Guide was professional and safe. The trip we made was pretty much all I hoped. Everything (planning, guidance for rentals and the trip) worked out like a charm.



Nikolay was brilliant, really accommodating to our date changes. Extremely friendly and helpful, has great knowledge of the area. We felt very comfortable and confident even though the weather wasn't great. Overall really enjoyed our 2 day split boarding course. Would highly recommend for anyone that wants a challenge.



Best guy, very experienced and friendly. Knows the Bansko Mountains perfect! Was a pleasure gettin to know Niki!



Guide Niki.very friendly and helpful with booking of one of the huts. Arrived in time, good route. Gave free bandana . Only comment would be to ammend description on your online as no meal after . Great day out .would recommend.

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