Musala Tour

Days 3 Distance 35 km Ascent 2370 m Descent 2370 m Difficulty level 4/5 

This three-day loop at the highest part of the Rila Mountain combines walks through all its magical features: a splendid forest walk, a hike along the edge of a terraced cirque with several shimmering lakes and above all- an ascend of the highest peak of the mountain- the peak of Musala (2925m)

What to expect:

Three-day hut to hut hike in the Rila National Park;
To be leaded by experienced guide (if guided option is chosen);
Easy orienting (for the self-guided option);
To spend two nights in high mountain huts that offer basic conditions;
Breakfast and dinner provided by the hut-keepers.

Trip Highlights
  • A rise to the highest peak of the Balkan Peninsula;
  • A walk along the wild Marichini Lakes, the watershed of the river Maritsa;
  • The starting and the finishing point of the walk could be helped by lift.
Trek Suitability
For those who want to join, should be:
  • Fit and active traveller. Part of the trail is steep and over rocky terrain that makes the hike more challenging.
  • Ready to spend 2 nights in the heart of the mountain. Each night the accommodation is in a different hut so it is important to pack light.
  • Walk 3 days (4-6 hours) up to 14 km each day over a roughs ground.
Difficulty: Despite the fact that the trail is at the most Alpine part of the mountains, it is doable by every fit and experienced hiker. The second day there is a steep ascends to the peak of Musala. But the length of the walk is 11 km and there is plenty of time to relax at the edge of the lakes, engulfing the tranquillity of the nature. The walk could be helped by the chair-lift Sitnyakovo the first day that saves you 500 m ascending. The last day could be substitute by the cabin-lift Yastrebets to the resort Borovets.  

Accommodation: The hut Maritsa is basic but the hut-keeper is welcome and offers food and beverages. The hut Musala is also basic, but as it is frequently visited, you need to book the beds in advance.  

Transport: To/from the starting point: There is a regular bus line that connects the capital Sofia with the town of Samokov. From Samokov there are regular buses that go to the resort of Borovets

Security: The trail is totally secure. It is along well marked paths. Nevertheless, we recommend the using of a navigation application on the mobile phone or a real GPS device. The area is served by the mountain rescue teams.

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Prices Per Person For 3 Days/ 2Nights::

99 EUR per person in the self guided option

What Is Included In The Price:


Accommodation in the huts
Detailed Itinerary
GPS Track of your trail
Time tables of public transport
Taxi companies contacts 
Phone and e-mail assistance
English speaking guide
Luggage transfer 
Meals and drinks
Travel insurance
Travel to and from Bulgaria


In Brief
Hut to Hut Tour
Borovets ,Resort
Borovets ,Resort
June - October
Min 1 / Max 20
Common rooms
Yes/No - guided/self guided
Yes, against payment
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The Prices Start From 99 EUR*
* per person in self-guided option.

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Start of the trip

Borovets - Maritsa hut

Walk from the resort of Borovets to the hut Maritsa along so called „Royal” road.



Maritsa hut - Musala hut
Maritsa hut - Musala hut

Walk from the hut Maritsa to the hut Musala. You will climb up the peak of Musala from the southern flank and will go down in the North. The peak of Musala (2925m) is not only the highest peak of the Rila, but also on the entire Balkan Peninsula.

End of the trip
Musala hut - Borovets resort

Walk from the Musala hut to the resort of Borovets along the river Musalenska Bistritsa. 

How the “Self-guided trip” option works:

If you prefer to explore the mountain at your own pace, than chose the option “Self-guided trip”. In this case we will provide you a package of materials, including a written hike description together with a customized travel itinerary, GPS tracks of your trail and local information. In order to make your independent hiking tour a success we will do all of the necessary arrangements. That is why the accommodations in the package are prepaid.


The prices start from 99 EUR*

* per person in self-guided option.

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