Rila-Pirin Huts&Peaks


7-day Rila-Pirin hut-to-hut route. Musala – The Rila Lakes – Vazov Hut – Malyovitsa – Rila Monastery – Yavorov Hut – The Marble Ridge – Vihren Peak. Navigation tools and planing support included. Please add your dates to the Order Notes at Checkout.



In this 7-day itinerary we combine the best sections of the the Rila and Pirin national parks routes that we also offer as separate programs. There is a transfer day with shorter walks between the two ranges in the middle of the program that can be also extended as a rest day in Bansko or the town of Blagoevgrad.

Sights on the way are the numerous lakes of Rila and Pirin – The Seven Rila Lakes, The Dears Lake, The Scary Lake, Popovokapski Lakes and The Dry Lake in Rila, Bunderishki and Todorini Lakes in Pirin. The world famous Rila Monastery, located in a valley in Rila Mountains. We will climb the peaks of Malyovitsa and Vihren, and undoubtedly the Pirin Marble Ridge with its tiny Foal section will remain a highlight of the tour.

The route is hut-to-hut style, with strenuous walking and some airy rocky trails, particularly in Pirin. The average walking times are 6 to 8h per day. Best season is July to September.




Day 1: Sofia – Sapareva Banya – Zeleni Preslap – Skakavitsa Waterfall – The Seven Rila Lakes – Vazov Hut ⛰2600m 🕑8:30h

Day 2: Vazov Hut – Malyovitsa Peak – Malyovitsa Hut – Malyovitsa Ski Area: ⛰2729m 🕑7:30h

Day 3: Malyovitsa Hut – 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 – transfer and walk to Yavorov Hut 🕑5h total

Day 5: Yavorov Hut – The Foal – Vihren Hut  ⛰2907m 🕑9h

Day 6: Vihren Hut – Vihren Peak – Vihren Hut.  ⛰2914m 🕑7h

Day 7: Vihren Hut – Bunderishki Lakes – Todorini Lakes – Demyanitsa Hut – Bansko. Departure to Sofia.⛰2600m 🕑7h


Cost includes


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

👉 Paper maps of the route – send them abroad or to your hotel in Sofia:

Map of Northwestern Rila

Map of Rila Mountains

Map of Northern Pirin

👉 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 TALK2×30 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.