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Musala peak in a day

Route: Rila mountain

Advanced booking required

Departure: every day, depending on the weather conditions

Starting point: in your hotel in Sofia – our mountain guide will wait for you at the reception with „TOUR 4 FUN” sign.

Guide in English

Duration: 6 hours - with transfer - moderate walking with rest. (2 hours and 30 minutes- shorter route)

Approximate de-leveling - 400 m.
We will start from 1760 - 2290 m.

Best period: mid June-September

Price per person: EUR

Price for 1 tourist - 200 euro
Price for 2 tourists - 101 euro
Price for 3 tourists - 67 euro

The price includes:

  • English speaking mountain guide.
  • Transfer from the hotel in Sofia to Borovets resort and back.

Price doesnt include lift ticket - 20 BGN

*Tourists must be wearing clothes and shoes appropriate for the season and suitable for mountain terrain.

Got a spare day in Sofia? Climb the highest peak in Bulgaria and the Balkans - Mussala (2925 m) in Rila Mountains.

Enjoy the magnificent view of Rila Mountains and its lakes. After 1.5 hours of transfer from Sofia to Borovets resort, we’ll start our hike to the summit of Mussala. Our mountain tour passes by some beautiful lakes, leading to the final rocky ridge of the peak.

Hiking time – between 2.5 and 4.5 hours, depending on the starting point (possibility of using the gondola lift)

View of Musala peak

View of Musala peak

There are more than 100 peaks on the territory of Rila natural park, with an attitude of over 2000 meters; the highest peak in the country and on the Balkan Peninsula is among them - the Musala peak (2,925 meters high). The lowest recorded temperature on Musala peak is -31.2 °С, and the highest temperature is + 18.7°С. The temperature remains below zero for nine months during the year; even in summer temperature rarely rises above 15°С.

There are more than 120 permanent and 30 temporary glacial lakes in the high parts of Rila. They are mainly located on deep bottoms of cirques. The spring of some of the deepest and longest rivers on the Balkan Peninsula are here – Iskar, Maritsa and Mesta. The water supplies, which form within the boundaries of National Park Rila are the most important resources of pure drinking water for the nearby municipalities, for the capital Sofia and for people from Greece and Turkey.

On your way to Musala peak

On your way to Musala peak

View from the top of the peak

View from the top of the peak

The peak

The peak

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