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Climb Musala (2,925m) in Bulgaria, the highest peak in the Rila Mountains, from Borovets

Join Pavel, a UIMLA-certified mountain leader to climb Musala, the highest peak in the Rila Mountains in Bulgaria.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration1 day
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate


  • Climb the highest peak in the Rila mountains.

  • Witness breathtaking views of the Pirin and the Balkan range from the top.

  • Enjoy a gondola lift to get to the starting point of the trek.


Join me to climb the highest mountain in the Balkan Peninsula, Mount Musala (2925 m) on this day trip. You will not only see spectacular views of pristine lakes, deep gorges, and high ridges but also get to discover the rich plant life of the area.

Located in the Rila National Park, Muasla is the highest peak in the Rila Mountains and is definitely worth exploring. The mountain range is no ordinary range as it is home to several towering peaks, deep ravines, and over 150 lakes. And, you will witness a lot of these natural wonders on this trip.

We’ll begin our journey from Borovets (1350 m). From there, we’ll take the gondola lift to the starting point of the trek at Yastrebets and begin the hike. The trail takes us on rocky terrain, offering stunning vistas of the neighboring peaks as we rise. Ascending gradually, we’ll reach the top, and what a view it would be from there!

You’ll see unobstructed vistas of Rila, Sredna Gora, Vitosha, and the Rodopi Mountains. The peaks of the Pirin and the Balkan Range would also unravel in front of your eyes, offering an incredible spectacle!

After a little rest, we’ll head back to Yastrebets and again take the gondola-lift to return to Borovets, ending this amazing trip.

Regarding difficulty, it is a moderate trek which involves a hike of about 5-6 hours. So, if you have a fit body with a load of enthusiasm, you should be just fine!

Get in touch now if this remarkable hike to the top of Musala interests you. I will be happy to guide you. Also, check out my trip to other high peaks on the Balkan Peninsula here.

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Transfer Time: 2.30 hrs Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs



About the guide

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I´m a UIMLA-certified Bulgarian mountain leader based in Chamonix, France. I started guiding in my home mountains in Bulgaria as a mountain leader in the summer and a splitboarding guide in the winter.

In 2017, I moved to Chamonix, France and I am now a French registered International Mountain Leader offering hiking tours around the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Come join me!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 135 each

Group of 2

EUR 78 each

Group of 3

EUR 52 each

Group of 4

EUR 47 each

Group of 5

EUR 47 each

Group of 6

EUR 47 each

Group of 7

EUR 47 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Meals: Snacks

Price details

• Price per person. Includes: Transfer and Snacks. Price Excludes: Gondola lift tickets, Food, Drinks & Insurance

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