Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Meet in front of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia and head towards Sapareva Banya and Pyonerska hut.
Begin hiking towards the Rila Lakes hut passing by Dolnoto ezero (the Lower Lake), the first out of the seven glacial lakes. Stop by Ribnoto ezero (the Fish Lake) for a short break. Аbove stands the beautiful peak of Haramiyata (2,464 м).
Next, we’ll pass by Trilistnika and Bliznaka to reach the lake of Babreka. Stop for a short break here.
Head towards Okoto, and climb up to Salzata, the highest of the seven lakes at 2,535 m. Absorb the exceptional views and take in the positive energy of this mountain area. Finally, continue towards Ivan Vazov hut, passing by Razdela – the biggest mountain crossroad of the day.
Ascend the peak of Otovishki ( 2696 м) to witness beautiful views of the Pazar Dere valley and the Kalinite peaks.
Continue walking on the ridge of the mountain. At some point, the Seven Rila Lakes will start popping out one by one until we have all seven of them laying below our feet. It will be a view like no other!
Thereafter, descend to Pyonerska hut and head back to Sofia.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia
Please don't forget to carry along:
Hiking Boots, Rucksack, Trekking Poles, Water and Windproof Jacket, Sun Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Warm Hat, Gloves, Water bottle (1.5L), Travel liner (optional), Torch and Personal First Aid Kit.
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