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Mount Malyovitsa, 2 Day Guided Hiking Ascent

A UIMLA Tour Operator in the Top Guides team wants to lead you on a 2-day winter ascent of Mount Malyovitsa in the Rila mountains.

Mountain RangeRila Mountains
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


With so many great peaks in the Rila mountains of Bulgaria, it can be challenging to choose which one to scale. However, with Mount Malyovitsa (2,729m), you really can’t go wrong. And on this 2 day, winter season, hiking ascent, the climb will be breathtaking.

Mount Malyovitsa is located within the Rila national park. Thus guaranteeing that the scenery you will get to see is spectacular. Also, because this ascent takes place during the winter months, the scenery will be blanketed with snow, giving it a soft, almost blissful appearance.

Regarding the trek itself, it can difficult at points, so participants should have some previous hiking experience. Also, participants should be in good physical condition as well.

The trip will begin in the Malyovitsa area (1,730m), which is approximately a 1.5 hour drive away from Sofia. From the area, we will hike for approximately 1 hour until we reach the Malyovitsa hut, where we will spend the night. At the hut, you will get to explore the area, while also getting familiar with your equipment. The evening views of the starry skies above are truly memorable.

On the second day, we will make our ascent to the summit of the peak. From the summit, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some magnificent views of the surrounding Rila mountains. After you’ve had enough time to enjoy all of the views and store them in your memory, and camera, we will make our way back down to the starting point. The trekking time for the day will be approximately 6 hours.

Mount Malyovitsa is a great peak to ascend, especially in the winter. And the fact you can do it in only 2 days, makes it even better. So if that sounds like an adventure you want to experience, all you have to do is send us a request.

Would you like to take a similar 2 day winter hike up the highest peak in the Rila mountain range? If you do, we can also lead you on this trip to the summit of Mount Musala.


Malyovitsa hut

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Participants should bring the following items with them: rucksack (35-45L), water and windproof jacket and pants, rain cover, sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm hat and gloves, water bottle (1.5L), travel liner (optional), torch, personal first aid kit.

Meeting point

area of Malyovitsa



About the guide

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Top Guides is an adventure travel company founded by three UIMLA-certified mountain guides Lyuben Grancharov, Dimiter Samounev, Alexander Serafimov. In 2016 we started as an association between certified local mountain guides united by the idea to ease and enrich the travelers’ outdoor experiences in Bulgaria.

Nowadays we are a leading tour operator specialized in authentic and tailored active tours throughout Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey and Georgia.

We offer a wide-range of activities: hiking, trekking, rock climbing and mountain biking, snowshoeing, ice climbing, ski touring and off-piste skiing.

All our guides are certified, experienced and passionate about their job and will guide you with a smile and care through the wild beauty of the Bulgarian and the Balkan mountains.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 485 each

Group of 2

EUR 294 each

Group of 3

EUR 243 each

Group of 4

EUR 232 each

Group of 5

EUR 212 each

Group of 6

EUR 196 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price includes transfers to and from Sofia and full board accommodation. It is required that participants have an ice axe and crampons, trekking poles and snowshoes, as well as personal rescue equipment that includes beacon, shovel and probe. If participants do not have any of the above mentioned equipment, you can rent it the day of the excursion in Sofia or Bansko. Participants should also have winter, waterproof walking boots that are compatible with crampons (which most boots are).

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