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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.




Rila Mountains


1 Day


Jun - Oct






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  • 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Snacks

Price details

Price per person. Includes: Transfer and Snacks.

Price Excludes: Gondola lift tickets, Food, Drinks & Insurance

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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

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What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Elena Bansko Bulgaria
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Premier Luxury Mountain Resort Bansko Bulgaria
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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Bulgaria
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About the guide: Pavel

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Mountain Leader

I'm a UIMLA Certified International Mountain Leader, Bulgarian Splitboard Guide and Alpine Guide based in Bansko, Bulgaria. Snowboarding and Splitboarding has always been my passion and source for inspiration and it naturally became more than just a hobby but a lifestyle and profession. I will help you discover the mountains of Bulgaria and to find the best snow conditions around!

I spend my summers based in Chamonix, France where I guide hiking tours around the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Come join me!


French | English | Bulgarian



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What people are saying about Pavel



Pavel’s colleague Vanja was our guide. She was a super nice person with excellent English who also speaks several other languages. Vanja was calm and very helpful when we got into one difficult situation. I Highly recommend her.

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