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Climbing the highest peaks on the Balkan Peninsula in a week: Musala, Vihren, Mytikas (Mount Olympus)

Join UIMLA certified guide Pavel for an 8-day mountaineering adventure in the amazing Balkan Peninsula that includes peaks like Musala and Mytikas.

Mountain RangeBalkan Mountains, Olympus, Pirin
Duration8 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Enjoy an 8-day climbing adventure in the Balkan Peninsula.

  • Climb to the summits of several peaks, including Musala and Mount Olympus.

  • Explore the beautiful city of Sofia.

Description

Famous for its stunning peaks, the Balkan Peninsula is full of great mountains that enthusiastic climbers can scale. And, on this 8-day adventure I would like to guide you to the summits of several of those amazing peaks.

Our trip will begin after you’ve been picked up in the Sofia Airport. From there, we will go to the village of Govedartsi, where we will spend the night. After that, the climbing will begin. Our first peak will be Musala (2,925m), which is the highest peak not only in Bulgaria, but also in the Balkan Mountain Range. The next peak on the next day will be Polejan (2,851m). On the fourth day we will climb to the summit of the highest peak in the Pirin Mountains: Mount Vihren (2,914m).

For day 5, we will go to Prionia, where we will spend the night in the lovely Kakalos Hut (2,650m), and on the following day, we will make our way to the summit of the highest peak in the Olympic Mountains: Myticas (2,917m), which is also known as Mount Olympus. Finally, on the final 2 days of the trip, we will return to Sofia, where you can explore the amazing city, including a visit to the famed Rila Monastery and the Stob Pyramids.

During this trip, you will not only get to climb several amazing peaks, but you will get to explore some of the best spots in Bulgaria. To join me on this adventure, please send a request.

Would you like to do some ski touring in Bansko, Bulgaria? Then come and join me on this full-day trip.

Accommodation

A hotel in Sofia and various huts during the trip.

Meeting point

Sofia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Sofia airport

Day 2: Musala (2,925m)

Day 3: Polejan peak (2,851m)

Day 4: Mount Vihren (2,914m)

Day 5: Kakalos hut (2,650m)

Day 6: Myticas peak (2,917m)

Day 7: Transfer to Sofia

Day 8: Transfer to Sofia airport for departure


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 1011 each

Group of 2

EUR 1011 each

Group of 3

EUR 1011 each

Group of 4

EUR 1011 each

Group of 5

EUR 1011 each

Group of 6

EUR 1011 each

Group of 7

EUR 1011 each

Group of 8

EUR 1011 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Lifts tickets

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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