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Hiking in the Rila mountains

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

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of tripPrivate

Description

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

Price

530 euro (for 2 people)

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About the guide

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I guide trekking groups, children’s camps, ascents in the Alps and ski groups in India. I have been traveling many times through the Nepali and Indian Himalayas and the mountains of Europe. I skied up and down Mera Peak, Larkye Peak and Saribung in Nepal, Grossglockner, Dome Des Ecrins and others. I also did numerous first descents in Bulgaria. I particularly enjoy off-piste skiing, climbing, alpinism and trekking. Please get in touch with me if you wish to travel in Bulgaria and live some unique outdoor adventure. It will be my pleasure to guide you here.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 418 each

Group of 2

EUR 232 each

Group of 3

EUR 155 each

Group of 4

EUR 117 each

Group of 5

EUR 93 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip


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