Hiking Day Trip to Musala Peak

The hiking tour to Musala peak is available from Sofia, Borovets and Bansko. Bellow you can see the example itineraries and time tables bellow. If you want to include the hiking day trip to Musala as part of a longer private tour in Bulgaria let me know. I will create a customized program for you and send it to you as soon as possible.

At a Glance

Total Distance:
Sofia – Borovets: 140 km
Borovets – Musala: 2 km
Bansko – Borovets: 290 km
Tour Duration: Full Day
Best period: June-October
Price:  Depends on your personal needs and preferences

Highlights

  • Visit one of the highest peak on the Balkans
  • Get some fresh mountain air
  •  Having lunch in traditional mountain hut near the Seven Rila lakes
  • Get closer to the nature, know more about the local herbs and animals
  • Get rid of all urban environment
  • Stage 1 – Taking the lift from Borovets to Yastrebets Hut
  • Stage 2 – Walking from Yastrebetz to Musala hut
  • Stage 3 – Hiking from hut Musala shelter Glacial lake
  • Stage 4 – Trekking from the shelter Glacial lake to the top

Sofia – Musala

08:00 Pick up from your hotel in Sofia
Taking the lift from Borovets to Yastrebets
Hiking from Yastrebetz to Musala hut
Walking from hut Musala shelter Glacial lake
Climb from the shelter Glacial lake to the top
Lunch in traditional mountain hut
Transfer back to your hotel in Sofia

Borovets – Musala

08:00 Pick up from your hotel in Borovets
Taking the lift from Borovets to Yastrebets
Hiking from Yastrebetz to Musala hut
Walking from hut Musala shelter Glacial lake
Climb from the shelter Glacial lake to the top
Lunch in traditional mountain hut
Transfer back to your hotel in Borovets

Bansko – Musala

08:00 Pick up from your hotel in Bansko
Taking the lift from Borovets to Yastrebets
Hiking from Yastrebetz to Musala hut
Walking from hut Musala shelter Glacial lake
Climb from the shelter Glacial lake to the top
Lunch in traditional mountain hut
Transfer back to your hotel in Bansko

 

More about the Musala Peak in Rila mountain

Who can resist the daunting climb to Musala, the highest peak in Rila, and on the entire Balkan Peninsula? It rises to 2,925 meters and invites tourists fond of scaling majestic peaks. The name, according to some interpretations, means Road to Allah, or a place near God. Another interpretation is “Dominating”. Both reflect the peak’s height and imposing stature.

Musala is comprised from Paleozoic granite. Alpine vegetation covers its slopes. In the south section of the massif large verdant pastures invite cattle. The diversity of flora is rich, varied with some fascinating tree species. Bird watching is especially convenient in the peak’s area.

Tourists can reach Musala along well marked summer paths, or follow the posts denoting the winter itineraries. The starting point is the Borovets resort. From there, to Yastrebets lodge, the gondola lift takes tourists and unfolds a miraculous panorama. Then, along a marked path, tourists reach Musala in an hour.

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Benefits

Private tour! No other tourists!
Proffeciaonal mountain guide
Offering competitive rates and discounts
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
Pick-up/ Drop off from your hotel

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Includes

  • Transfer with mini van
  • Chair lift tickets
  • All transportation costs along the route, fuel, VAT and parking fees
  • Licensed mountain guide
  • Pickup and drop off from your hotel

Excludes

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Good to Know

Hiking level – Beginners – intermediate
Wearing comfortable clothes and shoes is necessary
Wear jacket and warm clothes (scarf, gloves, extra t-shirt, socks etc.) no matter of the season. After all the Seven Rila lakes are located on 2535m. altitude
Bring sun protection cream, because the sun is stronger in the mountain.
Wearing hat and sunglasses is recommended
There are no shops and restaurant (except one) on the route, so better take some snacks, fruit, sandwiches or chocolate with you. On the way from Sofia to the starting point we’ll make a short stop on the shop
Don’t forget your camera