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

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Rila Mountains

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private


 

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)


Price per person

 
Group of 2
298 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

About the Guide

 
 

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.

 
 
FROM 298 USD per person
 

 

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