3-day Trekking in Rila Mountains

3-day Trekking in Rila Mountains 270 , 3 Days
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Rila Mountains are not only the highest on the Balkans but in South Europe as well. Its highest mountain top is Musala (2925 m), but here you will find many more high peaks. Rila (the name comes from an old Slavonic word meaning "water mountain") looks like an ocean of mountain ridges, tops, deep gorges and over  150 crystal clear lakes. Due to the mild winds from the Mediterranean the mountains feature unique vegetation. 

Highlights:

Musala - Rila Mountain's highest peak (2925 m a.s.l)
♦ The Seven Rila Lakes 


Itinerary:   

Day 1. Sofia - Borovets - Musala - Govedartsi
Transfer to Borovets (70 km). We take the cablecar to Yastrebetz (2300 m) and we climb the highest peak on the Balkans – Musala (2925 m a.s.l.). 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.  Transfer to Govedartsi (1150 m a.s.l.), where we stay overnight (40 min. drive from Borovets) -/-/D
Walking: 6,5 hrs; uphill walk: 650 m; downhill walk: 650 m

Day 2. Govedartsi - Maliovitsa resort - Prekorechki Lakes
Another stunning trek from Maliovitsa resort, going up along the valley to the wide circus of Prekorechki Lakes, enclosed by the steep slopes and rocky walls of several peaks exceeding 2700m. We will also visit other lakes in the area before we start descending along a rocky slope past Yonchevo Lake. B/-/D
Walking: 6,5 hrs; uphill walk: 85 0m; downhill walk: 850 m

Day 3. Govedartsi - The Seven Rila Lakes - Sofia
We walk to the Seven Rila Lakes (above 2200m a.s.l.), which are probably the most beautiful area of the mountains. We will pass by all the seven lakes, the highest of which is at 2500 m. Then we start descending enjoying the beautiful views to Maliovitsa. The walk ends at Vada hut, from where there is a transfer back to Sofia. B/-/-
Walking: 6 hrs; uphill walk: 1050 m; downhill walk: 850 m


Price Includes:
Two overnights in a double room with ensuite facilities
meals according to the itinerary
English- speaking mountain guide
all transport

Not Included:
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
personal expenses
tips


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3-day Trekking in Rila Mountains (Rated 4.94 / 5 Based on 337 Reviews.)
Price
270 EUR
Duration
3 Days
Single Supplement
60 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Most of you, who are used to walking/cycling during a long weekend, will be in condition to cope with a tour of this level. You should be in a good health condition. We have successive days of longer and more difficult walking and days of lighter walking/cycling. Some parts of the day routes are done at a higher altitude. The paths are in good condition. We walk/cycle for 5/7h a day.

These tours include trekking which is a little harder, normally on a challenging terrain. We take it for granted that you are in good condition and fit. You should be physically prepared at home to get the maximum of the tour. Most of the trekking is done at a greater height (max 3000m).

Group Size
2-12
Reservation System Code
BGRILA3
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