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

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.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • 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.


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.



2 nights in a family run guesthouse.

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Day 1: Arrival at Sofia and Transfer to the Mountain

Day 2: Hiking the Malyovitsa peak

Day 3: Ice climbing

About the guide

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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!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 475 each

Group of 2

EUR 475 each

Group of 3

EUR 475 each

Group of 4

EUR 475 each

Group of 5

EUR 475 each

Group of 6

EUR 475 each

Group of 7

EUR 475 each

Group of 8

EUR 475 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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The price does not include flights, gratuities and insurance.

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