trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Rila Mountains
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
8 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


The Rila Mountains are famous for being the highest mountain not only in Bulgaria but also in the all Balkans with Mount Musala, 2925 meters high.

Some of Bulgaria’s major rivers – Iskar, Maritsa, Mesta have their source in Rila and more than 200 glacial lakes are situated in the mountain. The larger part of the mountain is occupied by the National Park Rila which is the largest park in Bulgaria.

I invite you to join me for this fantastic 3-day hike with the following program and itinerary.

Day 1
Early start from Sofia. About 2 hours drive to the parking lot at 1700m. Trekking to the peak of Malyovitza (2729m) – about 3,5 hours up. Transfer to Govedarci village (15km). Overnight in a family hotel

Day 2
Breakfast. Transfer to Borovetz resort – about 20 km from the village. Taking a gondola – top station at 2300m. Trekking to Mussala peak (2925m) – the highest mountain in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula – about 3 hours up. Transfer to Govedarci village. Overnight in a family hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast. Transfer to Panichishte – about 20 km. Taking a chair lift (optional). Hiking up the seven Rila lakes (Unesco site and a National park). About 3 hours – 800 m. – Transfer to Sofia

Feel free to contact me if you are in the area and wish to hike in a beautiful environment. I will guide you here with much pleasure and let you discover my little secret spots.

Extra details

Not included in the price

I didn’t include lunch and dinner, because we can be more flexible and decide where to eat on the spot. The price per day for dinner and lunch can be about 15 euro per day per person. The lift tickets that we’ll need are 48 euro for both person.

Included in the price

  • Guiding fee
  • All the transport needed
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast


530 euro (for 2 people)

Price per person

Group of 2 265EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip