The 4-day Rila Traverse


Musala peak – Malyovitsa peak – The Rila Monastery. Navigation tools and planing support included. Please add your dates to the Order Notes at Checkout



A four day hiking tour from a hut to another – except for the first night after Musala, when the accommodation is at the foot of the Rila Lakes. Visit of the main highlights of the Rila National Park – the highest peak of Rila – Mount Musala, the UNESCO site Rila Monastery and the Malyovitsa peak and valley. The route is well balanced between popular and less popular tracks which allows to see the famous sights and still enjoy the solitude and quietness of the massive Rila range, crossing the mountains on foot from the north to the south.

The route is doable from experienced hikers in good form, with basic experience in navigation and with the proper equipment. The accommodation is up the mountains in hut type properties in private double/twin rooms with facilities.

NOTE: There is a route option to exclude Musala from the plan and include the Rila Lakes and Vazov Hut instead.



Day 1: Sofia – Borovets – Mount Musala – Malyovitsa area: ⛰2925m 🕑6:30h

Day 2: Malyovitsa –  to the peak and back –  ⛰2729m 🕑7:30h

Day 3: Malyovitsa –  Yonchevo Lake – The Scary Lake – Kobilino Branishte – The Dry Lake – Kirilova Polyana locality: ⛰2500m 🕑8:30h

Day 4: Kirilova Polyana – Ivan Rilski`s Grave – The Rila Monastery – Sofia 🕑2:30h



Cost includes


  • NAVIGATION – all the navigation tools you need to plan and complete this route independently. We provide:

👉 Paper map of the route – send them abroad or to your hotel in Sofia;

Map of Rila Mountains

👉 Route gpx tracks;

👉 Route notes with important info on the route and general advise;

👉 Assistance in using your navigation tools like smart phone apps, gps unit, installing the tracks, etc.


  • CONSULTATION TALK1×30 min with us before your tour. We will answer all your questions and doubts, also help you in the preparation, planning or research for any necessary info.


  • ROUTE ADJUSTMENTS – We will adjust the plan and the route within the same time frame for you, according your personal travel plans and preferences on the difficulty of the day walks, the accommodation type, etc.

Not included


  • Guiding;
  • 24h emergency support during the trip;
  • GPS unit;
  • Transport, accommodation or food expenses;
  • Luggage transfers, lift tickets;
  • Insurance.