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MUSALA PEAK & RILA MOUNTAINS (ONE-DAY TREK FROM SOFIA)

offered by supplier M21175 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): Bulgaria  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Walking Tours  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 41 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 116 Euro (EUR)

The Rila Mountains are the highest ones not only on The Balkan Peninsula but also in South East Europe with Mount Musala - 2925 m a.s.l. It occupies the prestigious 6th place in the European "classification", preceded by Caucasus, the Alps, Sierra Nevada, the Pyrenees and the Etna volcano. Many of the tops here are close to 3000 m a.s.l. Rila Mountains (an old Slavic word, meaning "Water Mountain") looks like a rough sea of mountain ridges and peaks, deep gorges and 150 crystal clear lakes. A big part of the National Park is under the protection of UNESCO.

Early transfer will bring us to Borovets (1350 m a.s.l.). Borovets is the oldest international and one of the most popular mountain resorts in Bulgaria. There we take the gondola lift to Yastrebets. The path now goes within the Dwarf Pine massifs towards the highest in altitude in Bulgaria Musala hut (2389 m a.s.l.; about 1,5 hours trek). The jagged form of Mount Musala could be enjoyed during the whole time.

From Musala hut we need two more hours to climb the peak, going by the Musalenski lakes and the "Icy lake" refuge in between. The view from the very top is really breath-taking - one could spot many other peaks of Rila Mountains, the marble edges of Pirin Mountains, Vitosha and Sredna Gora Mountains, the green summits of the Rodopi Mountains and not the least the long body of the Balkan Mountains. We make a little rest here before going back to Yastrebets and further with the gondola-lift to Borovets, where the bus waits to take us back to Sofia.

Tour Details:
- Transfers time: 2,30 hrs
- Walking time: 5-6 hrs (few steep parts; good physical condition is needed)
- Best period: mid June-mid September.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: 1 pers: 116 Euro; 2 pers: 70 Euro pp; 3 pers: 54 Euro pp; 4-7 pers: 46 Euro pp; 8-12 pers: 41 Euro pp

Price Includes:
- Private transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Borovets resort and back
- English-speaking guide
- Return Gondola lift tickets.

Price excludes:
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses

About This Supplier
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Location: Bulgaria
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2012
Client Request Served: 5

M21175 is a completely licensed and insured Bulgarian tour operator (license number: PK-01-6434). The board of management has more than 30 years experience in the organisation of cultural excursions in Bulgaria. The company is specialised in offering individual solutions and aims to provide excellent quality at an...

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