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Mount Malyovitsa, 2 Day Guided Hiking Ascent

A UIMLA guide will lead you on a 2-day winter ascent of Mount Malyovitsa in the Rila mountains.




Rila Mountains


2 Days


Jan - Apr, Dec






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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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

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).

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

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: Lyuben

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Mountain Leader

I work as a mountain leader since 2006, both with individuals and larger organized groups, mainly English speaking.

Together with a group of colleagues 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.


Russian | English | Bulgarian



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What people are saying about Lyuben



Lyuben is a very good guide. More than a ski touring guide , he is a perfect travel organiser. We were a group of 4 Belgium guys around 50 to make the 4 days touring ski tour. He chose for us a very good family guesthouse, with very good food. He let us discover local thermal bath, traditional restaurant. About ski touring, Lyuben chose each day the best spot possible for the landscape and the snow adapted to the changing weather conditions. Time keeping was perfect. Zero stress for any situation. He has a comfortable car and does not hesitate to drive hours to bring us to the best area or to bring back us to the airport. Very friendly, super adaptive with us, I warmly recommend Lyuben.



Lyuben and Ivo were excellent. Communication was great. Lyuben helped us hire kit before arriving. Each day was great with a good variety or touring and excellent snow. thank you!



Wonderful 9-day hiking in the mountains of Bulgaria and Greece. It was easy to book a trip through the Explore-Share page. They responded quickly, everything was fine and well organized. My whole 9 days were very well organized. Guide picked me up on Sofia's airport and on the 9th day guide taken me back to the airport. Everything in between was organized by Top Guides Bulgaria. The physical effort was great, but it was worth it, wonderful views and very good emotions. I met three guides - Lyuben, Ruslan and Moni. They were very nice and friendly and very good guides. They kept my pace when hiking the mountains and helped and taught me if it was necessary. I felt safe and supported all the time. The hardest part for me was the last part of Mt. Olympus, climbing to the top, it took self-transcendence and a big effort. I haven't been rock climbing before. I am proud to myself that I made it. I was able to do this thanks to Lyuben's support, help and teachings. I am very grateful to him. When hiking in the mountains, you must be prepared to walk up the hill for several hours, which is physically difficult. At this time, wonderful views and feelings gives strength and the will to move on. Guide Moni had taken with him binocular. So we saw the animals and the birds more closer and he had knowledge to talk about them. In the mountains guide Ruslan talked about myths, local culture and nature. On the last day we had the city tour in Sofia. Guide Ruslan introduced me the historical buildings and told many interesting stories about history. All of it was very interesting to listen. The program of the days was very well structured. On the 5th day I felt physically tired and would not have been able to go hiking in the mountains straight away again. According to the plan, came the time to rest: Greece beach, the return trip to Bulgaria, a walk in the beautiful town of Bansko. After that I felt rested and enjoyed hiking in the mountains again. On the evenings of hiking days, you can relax: a delicious dinners in local restaurants, nights in lovely hotels and mountain huts, you can go to a mineral water spa, local market, etc. I am very satisfied and happy about this 9-day trip. Everything was very good. I have great memories and wonderful pictures of it. I definitely want to go back there, at another time of the year: to ski in the winter or to see waterfalls in the spring. Also, I would be happy to use the services of Explore-Share and Top Guides Bulgaria again when hiking in other regions.



A few words about the wonderful guide Kaloyan Peichev. He is a very responsible guide, a wonderful skier and a generous teacher, he has professional knowledge of mountains, snow, etc. and a very kind person.



Amazing trip..... 100% recommend this trip... Lyuben was both professional and friendly. We loved it. A great activity to do with a non-skier in tow.

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