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 og mountain ridges, tops, deep gorges and 150 crystal clear lakes. Due to the mild winds from the Mediterranean the mountains feature unique vegetation.


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 itinerary
 English speaking mountain guide
 all transport

 

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