Pirin, Rila Mountains
Feb, Mar, Apr, May
Participants will transfer from the Sofia airport to the village of Govedartsi, at the Rila mountains, where we will spend the night in a local hotel.
Today, we will spend approximately 7 hours scaling Mount Malyovitsa before returning to the hotel at Govedartsi for the night.
Today we will transfer to the Borovets ski resort, where we will take a gondola ride to an altitude of 2,360 metres. After that we will ascend Mount Musala and ski back down to Borvets, before transferring to Panichishte, where will spend a night in a local hotel.
Today we will take a lift to the Rila Lakes hut, and from there, we will ski around the beautiful seven lakes area before returning to Panichishte, where we will spend the night in the same hotel.
Today we will take a 2 hour transfer to the resort area of Bansko. From there we will take a ski lift to an altitude of 2,550 metres before scaling Mount Todorka before skiing back down to Bansko, where we will spend a night in a local hotel.
Today we will take a 30 minute transfer to the Bezbog chair lift. From there we will take the lift to the Bezbog hut, and proceed up Mount Polezan before skiing back down to Bansko, where we will spend the night in the same hotel as the previous evening.
Today we will take a 2.5 hour transfer back to Sofia, where you can spend time exploring the city, depending on when your flight departs.
Hotel in the village of Govedartsi, hotel in Panichishte, hotel in Bansko.
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.
My name is Lyuben and I'm a Bulgarian Mountain Guide with a ski touring diploma, living in Bulgaria. I have finished the UIMLA training and passed the exams. My hometown Bansko is surrounded by the main mountain ranges of the country - Rila, Pirin and the Rhodope Mountains, where I usually work. It is also not far from Greece where I organize trips regularly. I guide Bulgarian and foreign groups since 2006. The activities I offer are hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing.
Personally I like travelling and climbing mountains around the world, ski touring and off-piste skiing. Been to the mountains of Turkey, Macedonia, Kosovo, Greece and Romania. Mont Blanc and Dufourspitze in the Alps, ski tours in Tirol, trekking in Caucasus Mountains and in the mountains around Baikal Lake in Russia. Mount Kazbek in Georgia, Mount Kinabalu on Borneo Island, Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island, Indonesia, trekking in the Ladakh region of India.
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