8 Days Rila-Pirin National Parks

Itinerary

Day 1

Govedartsi

Meeting with your guide at Sofia Airport. 1,5 hours transfer to the village of Govedartsi at 1200 m, at the foot of the Rila Mountains. Accommodation at a hotel in the village for two nights.
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Day 2

7 hours +1000/-1000 m.

Mount Malyovitsa

30 minutes drive takes us to the starting point at 1730 m. From here we ascend to Mount Malyovitsa (2729 m) passing Malyovitsa Hut and the Dears Lake on the way. Descent along the slopes of Malyovitsa and the valley back to the starting point.
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Day 3

4-5 hours in total, +600/-1600 m

Borovets ski resort

We reach the highest point of the Balkans today. Transfer to Borovets ski resort (30 min) where we take the Yastrebets gondola to take us up to 2360 m.

Mount Musala

We reach the foot of Mount Musala (2925 m). After about a 3 hour ascent to the top, we ski back down to Borovets, located at 1300 m. 4-5 hours in total, +600/-1600 m. About 1,30 min drive takes us to our next accommodation – a hotel in Panichishte at 1400 m, where we stay for the next two nights. On the way we pass through the village of Sapareva Banya, famous for its hot springs, where we visit a thermal pool.
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Day 4

6 hours outside, +400/-1000 m.

Rila Lakes Hut

In the morning we take the chair lift to Rila Lakes Hut, located at the foot of the famous Seven Lakes.

Seven Lakes

Ascend to the main ridge of the mountain, near some of the lakes, and ski down to the hut and further through the forests to the bottom lift station. We spend the night in the same accommodation. About 6 hours outside, +400/-1000 m.
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Day 5

3 hours, +200/-1800 m.

Bansko

A 2-hour transfer takes us to Bansko. It’s a small town at the foot of Pirin Mountains and Pirin National Park, which hosts the most modern ski resort in Bulgaria.

Mount Todorka

We take the lifts to the top station at 2550 m and then climb the ridge of Mount Todorka (2746 m) .

Bunderitsa Valley

A short traverse along the ridge and we descend to Bunderitsa Valley and further down to Bansko. About 3 hours, +200/-1800 m. Accommodation at a hotel for two nights.
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Day 6

6 hours, +610/-1900 m

Bezbog Hut

Today we visit another area of Pirin Mountains. Morning 30 min. transfer takes us to the bottom station of Bezbog chair lift. We take it up to Bezbog Hut at 2240 m.

Mount Polezan

From here we ascend to one of the highest peaks of Pirin Mountains – Mount Polezan (2851 m). We’ll ski the west slopes of Damyanitsa valley until we reach Bansko ski zone. About 6 hours, +610/-1900 m. Back to the same hotel for a final dinner.
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Day 7

7h, +1350/-1350m.

Mount Vihren

Today we will ascend the top of Pirin – Moznt Vihren (2914 m). 30 min transfer to Bansko ski zone and tour up to the peak and back.

Mount Polezan

From here we ascend to one of the highest peaks of Pirin Mountains – Mount Polezan (2851 m). We’ll ski the west slopes of Damyanitsa valley until we reach Bansko ski zone. About 6 hours, +610/-1900 m. Back to the same hotel for a final dinner.
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Day 8

Sofia

2,5 morning transfer to Sofia Airport. Some sightseeing in Sofia (depending on the flight schedules).

Equipment Needed

touring skis
ski touring bindings with ski/walk mode and brakes or straps
climbing skins
ski crampons
poles
AT ski boots – with rubber sole and ski/walk mode
beacon
shovel
probe
Rucksack 35-45l
water and wind proof pants and jacket with hood
2 pairs of gloves – a tiny ones for touring and ski gloves
sun glasses
sun block
sun hat
warm hat
ski goggles
travel liner for the huts
water bottle or flask (1l)
snacks, personal first aid kit
It is possible to rent all of the above from Sofia, please contact us to arrange this.

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