Weekend in Rila mountains

Weekend in Rila mountains

Enjoy the alpine landscapes of the highest mountains on the Balkans, climb Musala peak (2925m) – the highest one on the Balkans, hike to the beautiful Seven Rila lakes.

Trip plan:   

Day 1
Transfer to Borovets resort. Cabin lift to Yastrebets place (2400m). Walk through the Musala glacier with 6 crystal clear glacier lakes – the Icy lake being the highest one on the Balkans – 2709m. The view from the top is truly breath-taking – you can make out the remaining peaks of Rila Mountains; the marble edges of the Pirin Mountains; Mount Vitosha and the Sredna Gora Mountains; the green summits of the Rodopi Mountains; and last, but not least, the long body of the Balkan range. Hike back down and cabin lift to Borovets. Transfer to Govedartsi village for overnight.
Walking time: 6.00 hrs; Uphill/downhill walk: 650 m/650 m;

Day 2
Loop hike to the beautiful area of the Seven Rila lakes. Hike up to the highest lake the Eyedrop at 2500m with splendid panorama to Malyovitsa range and the Rila lakes glacier below. Hike down on the panoramic Green ridge. Transfer back to Sofia.
Walking time: 7.00 hrs; Uphill/downhill walk: 1050 m/850 m;

Accomodation and food
:   accommodation in family hotel with private facilities on HB   

Included in the price:   accommodation in family hotel with private facilities on HB, English speaking guide, all transfers

Excluded from the price:   lunches, drinks, tips, insurance

Recommended travel period of the year:   June - October

Nessesary equipment:   hiking boots with adequate ankle support, waterproof and breathable clothes, daypack for personal items, water, energy bars, etc