Hike from Seven Rila lakes to Rila Monastery

Hiking from Seven Rila lakes to Rila Monastery

The Rila Mountains are the highest on The Balkan Peninsula with Mount Musala – 2925 m. Rila (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.

Feel the magic of Rila mountain.

ITINERARYSeven Rila Lakes
Day one:
After a transfer from Sofia we reach the Panichishte resort area, where we take the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From here we start our hike to explore all the lakes (the Eye, the Tear, the Kidney, the Twins, the Trefoil, the Fish Lake and the Lower Lake) on the way to Ivan Vazov hut. Our hike continue up to Razdela and from there we descent to Ivan Vazov hut 2300m. Overnight in hut.
Day two:
After breakfast we start our descent to Rila monastery. This day is full with beautiful mountain panoramas and forest trails. Visit of Rila monastery. Transfer back to Sofia.

Transfer time: Day one: 1.5 hrs; Day two: 2 hrs.
Walking time: Day one:  5-6 hrs; Day two: 6-7 hrs.
Best period: June – October

Price: 2 pers: 200 Euro pp; 3 pers: 170 Euro pp; 4-6pers: 140 Euro pp.
The price includes: Private transfer, English-speaking mountain guide, chair lift tickets, accommodation in Vazov hut, 1 breakfast, 2 picnic lunch, 1 dinner.
The price excludes: food and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary, insurance, museum entry fees, other personal expenses.

 

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