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Ice climbing and winter trekking in the Rila mountains, Bulgaria (3 days)

Rila ice climbing
Rila ice climbing
Rila ice climbing
Rila ice climbing
Rila ice climbing

Come and enjoy a 3-day ice climbing and winter trekking adventure in the stunning Rila Mountains of Bulgaria with experienced, local mountain leader Kiril.

Group

Rila Mountains

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy a 3-day hiking and ice climbing trip in the Rila Mountains of Bulgaria.
  • Trek to and climb on the great Malyovitsa Peak.
  • Spend 2 nights in a comfortable guesthouse.

Description

Winter hiking and ice climbing in Bulgaria is an experience you will never forget. And, on this 3-day trip, you will get to enjoy that experience in the sensational Rila Mountains!

Our trip will begin in the capital city of Sofia. From there, we will take an approximately 1.5 hour drive to the Malyovitsa area. Once there, we will go to a comfortable family guesthouse where you can get some rest and sleep for the night.

On the following day of the trip, after breakfast, we will take a scenic and exciting trek to the great Malyovitsa Peak (2,729m). The hike will last for approximately 3 hours until we reach a col resting between the Malyovitsa Peak and Orleto (2,575m). Once there, we will climb the Malyovitsa peak for approximately 1 hour. Afterwards, we will hike back down to the guesthouse, where we will enjoy some dinner and get a good night’s rest.

On the final day of the trip, after breakfast, we will hike for approximately 1.5 hours to the ice climbing area. Once there, you will get to enjoy some fantastic ice climbing for approximately 3 hours before we descend and catch our transport back to the airport at Sofia.

I have no doubt you’ll have an amazing experience trekking and ice climbing in the Rila Mountains. To join me on this 3-day adventure, please send a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also offer a 10-day hiking trip that will take you to a number of amazing highlights throughout Bulgaria.

Prices per person

Price last updated by the guide on: Sep 17, 2022

Group of 1

EUR 580 Each

Group of 2

EUR 460 Each

Group of 3

EUR 455 Each

Group of 4

EUR 455 Each

Group of 5

EUR 455 Each

Group of 6

EUR 455 Each

Group of 7

EUR 455 Each

Group of 8

EUR 455 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price does not include flights, gratuities and insurance.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Sofia and Transfer to the Mountain

Day 2: Hiking the Malyovitsa peak

Day 3: Ice climbing

 

Details

Accommodation

2 nights in a family run guesthouse.

Meeting point

Sofia

About the guide

I was born in the mountains and fell in love with them since I was a little kid. My father was an alpinist and I grew up surrounded by lots of mountaineering books from the family library. I love staying in and moving through a natural environment, no matter if on skis, crampons, bike, climbing or running shoes.

I started guiding in 2016 and I haven't stopped since then. What a great chance to turn my passion into my job! I'm a certified mountain guide in Bulgaria, climbing instructor and ski instructor. I'm working together with a great team of IFMGA and UIMLA certified guides. We work at Climbing and Mountaineering School in Sofia, where we give climbing courses.

We guide in all the Bulgarian mountains and abroad. In summer, we offer rock climbing, trail running and mountaineering tours; in winter, ski touring, freeriding, ice and mix climbing.

I look forward to sharing mountain adventures together!

Languages

English

Residence

Sofia, Bulgaria


What people are saying about Kiril Popbozhikov

João Teixeira

5.00

September, 2022

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Fiona Turrell

5.00

September, 2022

From start to finish Kiril was the perfect guide! we had the most amazing time and would love to join him on future adventures. Thanks so much!

Lesley Kaplan

5.00

August, 2022

We had a very good climbing experience with our guide Kiril in the Rila mountains! Even though we were on different levels and had to change plans, Kiril always had an option at hand! Wouldn't want to miss a minute! Thank you so so much!

Seamus Mulholland

5.00

March, 2022

Musala Peak is a good day out in the mountains, fairly straightforward, with the option of including a section of technical ridge if wanted. Various options to ski down. Kiril was great - good communication and preparation, I felt confident in his ability, and he made sure it was a good day out. Would definitely recommend Kiril. Explore-Share were great for linking me up with Kiril.

Paul Klaassens

5.00

July, 2021

Kiril loves the mountains and it really shows. He is very experienced and explained everything carefully and patiently. He was also very flexible with adjusting the trip to our personal preferences. We loved our trip with him and would definitely recommend it!




 

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