Discover the beauty of Bulgaria mountains with this trekking adventure. Stay eight days enjoying multiple activities, meet with new friends and capture magnificent landscapes.
6 dinners (days 2-7), 7 breakfasts (days 2-8)
Hiking waterproof boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in in advance
transfers: Sofia APT - Sofia
USD 545 for
Day 1. Sofia Arrival at Sofia airport and transfer to hotel for overnight (30 mins drive).
Day 2. Musala Climb - Govedartsi Transfer to Borovets (70 km). We take the cablecar to Yastrebetz (2300 m), and we climb the highest peak on the Balkans â€“ Musala (2925 m a.s.l.).
view from the top is truly breath-taking â€“ 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. Uphill walk 650 m (2,132 ft); downhill walk 650 m (2,132 ft); walking time: about 6 hrs
Transfer to Govedartsi (1150 m a.s.l.), where we stay overnight (40 min. drive from Borovets).
Day 3. Govedartsi â€“ Maliovitsa resort â€“ Prekorechki Lakes â€“ Govedartsi Another stunning trek from Maliovitsa resort, going up along the valley to the vast circus of Prekorechki Lakes, enclosed by the steep slopes and rocky walls of several peaks exceeding 2700m. Uphill walk: 850m (2,788 ft); downhill walk: 850m (2,788 ft); walking time: about 6.30 hrs.
Day 4. The Seven Rila Lakes - Rila Monastery - Bansko Early transfer to Pionerska hut, from where we take the chairlift to the Seven Rila Lakes (above 2200m a.s.l.). Loop hike to Razdela, Zeleni Rid. We continue to Rila Monastery - the most famous landmark of Bulgaria. Drive to Bansko for overnight. Uphill walk 400 m (1320 ft); downhill walk: 400 m (1320 ft); walking time: about 5 hrs.
Day 5. Pirin Trek, Bezbog-Tevno Ezero. This 2-days trek takes us to the most beautiful part of Central Pirin. We start from Bezbog hut and after 4-5 hours walking reach Tevno Ezero hut where we overnight. Uphill walk 450 m (1470 ft); downhill walk: 150 m (492 ft); walking time: about 6 hrs.
Day 6. Tevno Ezero - Demyanitsa Hut - Bansko This day walking offers stunning views over Pirin gletcher lakes - Valyavishki, Dulko to (The Long) Lake, Ribno (The Fish) Lake. The trek takes 5-6 hours before we reach the road under Demyanitsa Hut where we meet our vehicle to drive us back to Bansko. Uphill walk 150 m (4922 ft); downhill walk: 650 m (2,132 ft); walking time: about 6 hrs.
Day 7. Bansko â€“ Mount Vihren â€“ Bansko A fairly difficult ascent to the highest peak in Pirin Mountains - Mount Vihren (2914m a.s.l.), awaits us. On our way to the peak, we have various opportunities to enjoy most of the Pirin's peaks, Vlahini, and Bunderishki glacial lakes as well as Edelweiss and many other rare plants flowering in the Karst parts of the mountains. Uphill walk: 1,000 m (3,280 ft); downhill walk: 1,000 m (3,280 ft); walking time: 6-7 hours.
Day 8, Departure Transfer to Sofia airport for departure (2,30hrs drive).