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Mount Musala, Bulgaria, Guided Hiking Tour

Join Szezhana, a UIMLA certified guide, for a beautiful full day hiking tour to the top of the highest mountain the Bulkans of Bulgaria, Mount Musala.

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Rila Mountains

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




With so many great peaks to explore and scale in Bulgaria, it’s hard to choose which one to climb. So on this trip, I’m proposing a full day hiking trip to the top of the highest mountain in the Balkans, Mount Musala (2,925m).

Located in the Rila mountains of Bulgaria, Mount Musala is a gorgeous peak. And on this full day hike you will get to make your way to its spectacular summit. And from that summit, you will get to see several of the country’s mountain ranges, including Vitosha, Sredna Gora, the Balkin mountains, the Rhodope mountains, the Pirin mountains and, of course, the Rila mountains.  Being able to see that much from a single summit is an extravagant opportunity, and I would be happy to guide you to it.

This hike will begin in the beautiful Bulgarian capital city of Sofia. From there, we will take a 1.5 hour transfer to Borovets. After that, we will make our way to the top station after a scenic gondola ride to an altitude of (2,300m). Finally, we will take an easy hike to the Musala hut and the first lakes. The views from this area will be panoramic and sensational.

Since this hike is fairly easy, with no technical aspects, participants do not need any previous experience. However, you should be in good physical condition.

Do you want to gaze at what will feel like the entire country of Bulgaria? Then send me a request and join me on this day long hike to the summit of Mount Musala.

I can also take you on a longer, more extensive 3 day hike around the Rila mountains on this trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes transportation and lift ticket costs. However, the price does not include food and other personal expenses.



There are many comfortable accommodation options in Sofia that I would be happy to recommend to you.

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About the guide

I was born and grew up in the town of Samokov and mountains have always been part of my life in one way or another - from surroundings they turned into passion that absorbed my free time and later determined my way of life.

I have an experience of guiding English and French groups (for Vision du monde) in the Bulgarian mountains, organizer of tailor-made travels.

I am a passionate traveller interested in photography, skiing or simply discovering new places.


French | English




Samokov, Bulgaria

What people are saying about this trip

Vanja Munerati


September, 2022

We loved our day hike to Mt Musala (the highest peak in Bulgaria) with Snezhana. Her communicaton was great throughout the booking process and regarding the timing and logistics. The weather wasn't great on the day but that didn't deter us having a great hike and added to the mysteries feel in the mountains. Enjoyed Snezhana's guiding and her sharing about her other experiences in the mountain. And a nice person all around!

Thomas Mueller


August, 2022

The tour was great experience in bulgaria. Snezhanas Guidance, Communication and Organisation was very good. Was happy and had good time.




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