Trekking to the Seven Rila Lakes
A 1-day guided mountain trek in Bulgaria’s Rila Mountain that takes you through breathtaking mountain landscapes to the world-famous Seven Rila Lakes.
• Hike through the picturesque Rila Mountains
• Enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery
• See the famous Seven Rila Lakes
We start the morning with a short ride on the chairlift to the area of the world-famous Seven Rila Lakes. If the lift is closed, we’ll drive there by jeep. From the upper lift station, we’ll start down a moderate steep path to the nearest of the Seven Rila Lakes – the Kidney. After that are the Eye and the Tear.
We’ll spend our entire trek surrounded by beautiful scenery on all sides. We’ll climb to the Razdela saddle and to the nearby Vazov/Damga peak (2670 m), where we’ll enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Urdini Lakes and the deep valley in which they are situated. We’ll go around the valley via the mountain ridge southward and then eastward. We’ll go on a short descent to Zeleni Kamak (Green Rock), from where we’ll descend once again to the deep cirque of the Panitsite and along the upper-situated lake (from which springs the longest river in Bulgaria – Iskar). Down the slopes of this cirque, we’ll descend to the lower-situated lakes in the group of the Seven Rila Lakes. What follows is an descent through old pine forests towards the car that will transfer us to Sofia.
Price per person
• For a group of 6 or more: 37 €
• For a group of 4-5 or more: 50 €
• For a group of 2-3: 60 €
• For individual trekkers: 120 €
Inclusions / exclusions
The price includes
• A professional mountain guide
• Transfers from Sofia
The price does not include
• Transfers from Plovdiv: +30 € per person
• The lift (10 € per person), which is open on weekends
• Jeep transfers if the lift is closed (30 € for the whole group)
Trekkers need standard mountain trekking equipment, comfortable shoes and warm, water-proof clothing.
It takes 1h 30 min to get from Sofia to Rila (a total of 3 hours in both directions). 20 minutes to reach the starting point of the trail by lift (a total of 40 minutes in both directions).
Trekking time: 4 hours
Waiting time to get on the chair lift may be 20 minutes or longer.
Price for groups of over 10 people: on request
Седемте рилски езера, 2650, България
Starting point - Sofia, Bulgaria
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Mountain guide in English
Maxiumum number of participants - 15 people
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