The Pack Includes
• Detailed Itinerary
• GPS Track of your trail
• Nights' accommodation in the huts
• Tourist map of the mountain (per post)
• Hut Contacts
• E-mail assistance
• Phone assistance
• Time tables of local public transport
• Local taxi companies contacts
The Pack Does Not Include
• Travel to and from Bulgaria
• Organised luggage transport
• Personal expenses
• Tour guide – this is a self guided trip
• Local transfers
• Travel insurance
Days 7 Distance 12 km/day Ascent 900 m/day Descent 900 m/day
This magnificent trail into the heart of the mountain is reach of panorama variety. It leads you through the highest part of the Rila that is made up of rocky peaks and ridges, deep valleys, high mountain pastures and meadows. In one week you will hike along the most distinguished areas of the Rila: the highest peak of the mountain- the peak of Musala, the beautiful pyramidal peak of Malyovitsa, and many terraced cirques with their numerous shimmering lakes as the Seven Rila Lakes.
Day 1: Walk from the resort of Borovets to the Musala hut along the Musalenska Bistritsa River.
Day 2: Walk from the Musala hut through the peak of Musala to the hut Granchar. The peak of Musala (2925m) is not only the heist peak of the Rila, but also on the entire Balkan Peninsula.
Day 3: Walk from the Granchar hut to the hut Ribni Lakes.
Day 4: Walk from the Ribni Lakes hut to the Malyovitsa hut.
Day 5: Walk from the Malyovitsa hut to the Vazov hut through the Malyovitsa peak.
Day 6: Walk from the Vazov hut to the Skakavitsa hut along the Seven Rila Lakes.
Day 7: Walk from the Skakavitsa hut to the village of Sapareva Banya.
- Difficulty: The average difficulty is advanced. The toughest part is the climbing up the peak of Malyovitsa. Nevertheless, is entirely touristic and safe, but the terrain is rocky and steep. You need of good shoes and strong knees.
- Accommodation: The huts are well-maintained; the hut-keepers offer food and beverages. They are ones of the most visited, so you need to book the beds in advance.
- To the starting point: There is a regular bus line that connects the capital Sofia with the town of Samokov. From it there are regular buses that go to the resort of Borovets.
- To the finishing point: The village of Sapareva Banya is served by a bus line to the town of Doupnitsa that is connected with the capital Sofia by buses and train.
- Security: The trail is totally secure. It is along well marked paths. The area is served by the mountain rescue teams.
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*Self Guided Tour
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