Trek to the Top of Rila Mountain’s Highest Summit - Musala

About

A 1-day guided mountain trek in Bulgaria’s Rila Mountain that takes up to its highest peak – Mount Musala, the highest mountain peak on the Balkan Peninsula.

Highlights

• Trek up the picturesque slopes of the Rila Mountains

• Climb up to the highest mountain peak in the Balkans – Mount Musala, 2925 m above sea level

• Enjoy a stunningly beautiful panoramic view from the highest point between the Alps and Caucasus

Description

This day-long trek takes us up to the highest mountain peak on the Balkan Peninsula – Mount Musala (2925 m). The gondola lift takes us up to the starting point of the trekking trail – Yastrebets Hut.

We traverse the left slope of the deep glacial valley and continue on even ground to the cirque near the Musala Lakes and Musala Hut. 2.5-3 km down the trail we’ll reach Musala hut by the banks of Lower Musala Lake.

Along its banks and those of two other lakes, we’ll start a moderate-to-steep ascent up the cirque towards one of the other lakes. The path winds up the slope over Aleko Lake, and up ahead there’s another lake. Soon we reach the high “Ledeno Lake” (Icy Lake) mountain shelter, situated by the banks of the eponymous lake, which, at 2709 m above sea level, is the highest situated glacial lake in Bulgaria. A 30-40-minute trek up a moderately steep slope takes to Mount Musala.

There is a weather station on the peak and the view around is spectacular. There is no place higher than Mount Musala between the Alps and Caucasus.

The breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains of Bulgaria from the peak of Rila Mountain is more than worth the adventure. We’ll be heading back through the same route. After taking the lift down we’ll be transferred to Sofia.

Price per person

• For a group of 3 or more: 40€

• For a group of 2: 50€

• For individual trekkers: 70€

Inclusions / exclusions

The price includes

• A professional mountain guide

• Transfers to and from Sofia

• Lift fee

• Lunch

The price does not include

• Transfers from Sofia to the starting point of the trail and back (available on request for 30 € per person for a group, 80 € for a single passenger, including pick-ups from the hotel)

Notes

Trekkers need standard mountain trekking equipment, comfortable shoes and warm, water-proof clothing.

Hiking time - 6 hours

Departure at 7 am from Sofia

40 €

per person

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Hiking

Мусала, 2010, България

Starting point - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1 day

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Live tour guide available in English

Maxiumum number of participants - 10 people

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