• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
  • Max people per guide
  • Mountain range
    Rila Mountains
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr


Please let me invite you to a 2-day snowshoeing trip in Rila National Park.

During this amazing snowshoe trek you will enjoy the stunning views of the Skakavitsa Waterfall and the Seven Rila Lakes, in the Northwestern face of Rila Mountains.

Rila Mountains is the highest mountain range of Bulgaria. In addition, it is a perfect place for the practice of hiking tours, climbing adventures as well as winter plans, such as skiing and snowshoeing.

Rila Mountains region is quite near the capital of the country, Sofia. Therefore, any trip from here to the main trailheads of Panichishte or Malyovitsa would not take more than 1:30 hours drive. In Sofia you can also find several public transport options.

Please find a sample itinerary of the trip at the bottom of this description. This is the one I usually offer to my clients when they come for two days to Rila National Park. Anyway, any item can be changed according to your wishes, technical level and expectations. All you have to do is contacting me so that we can discuss and plan a custom program for you.

Although this snowshoe walking program in Rila National Park is suitable for all levels, you must to be well prepared. Therefore, I can suggest you to bring the following equipment:

  • Proper winter hiking boots;
  • A pair of gaiters;
  • A windproof jacket;
  • Warm pants.

So, if you have any additional doubt or want to book this snowshoeing tour in Rila National Park, please fill the form. As a local leader I will be happy to guide you through a region that I love and know perfectly.


Day 1

Skakavitsa Hut and Waterfall

The trek starts in the area of Panitshishte – Zeleni Preslop, accessible by car (1:30 hours from Sofia) or by public transport or taxi. Then, we will do a 1-hour trek to Skakavitsa Hut, where we’ll spend the night. By the afternoon we will enjoy a walk to Skakavitsa Waterfall (the biggest in Rila Mountains) all covered by ice in this time of the year. The total walking time for the day will be 3 hours with an elevation of 400 positive meters.

Day 2

The Seven Lakes

Today we will walk up to the Dry Ridge and further to the Kidney Lake (the biggest among the Seven lakes). Then, we will descend to Rila Lakes Hut and then, go down to Pionerska Hut (it is also possible to descend by a chair lift). The total walking time of the day will be 5 hours. The altitude change will be +500/-800 meters. Finally, we’ll visit the thermal pools in Sapareva Banya village on the way back. A great ending for this amazing trip.

Price per person

1 Person290EUR
Group of 2145EUR
Group of 3100EUR
Group of 4100EUR
Group of 580EUR
Group of 670EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment

Other details

Meeting point


More info

Get your sun glasses, sun cream and sun hat, also warm hat and gloves. Don`t forget to take a water bottle, some snacks and a sandwich for lunch!