This is a two-day snowshoeing trip in the Rila Lakes and Malyovitsa areas of the Rila National Park. We will visit the Rila Lakes region as well as the impressive area of Malyovitsa with the hidden Wild Boars Lake and will enjoy the great views towards the highest peaks of the area.
Day 1: Transfer from Sofia to the Rila Lakes area in Rila Mountains – 2h. Chair lift up to 2140 m. Loop snowshoeing walk around 5 of the lakes in this famous range. Descent back to the transport. Transfer to the village of Govedartsi in Malyovitsa area- 1:15h. Accommodation in a family hotel.
Walking time: 4-4.5h, +400/-400 m. Option to extend that day.
Day 2: Short transfer to the start point at 1760m and a loop walk into the remote area of Razdavitsa Ridge. We visit the isolated Wild Boars Lake, located in the foot of the highest peaks of the area – Kupenite, Lovnitsa. Return to the car and transfer to Sofia.
Walking time: 5-6h, +600/-600 m
Rila Lakes & Wild Boars Lake 2-day trip Price per person: 1 pax 415 EUR 2 pax 255 EUR 3 pax 205 EUR 4 pax 180 EUR 5 pax 185 EUR 6 pax 170 EUR 7 pax 155 EUR
– mountain guide-driver and all his expenses for food and accommodation;
– transfers with pick up and drop off from Sofia;
– overnight in Govedartsi with breakfast and dinner included;
– snowshoes and poles rental;
– return lift ticket;
– parking fee;
– packed lunches;
– other personal expenses;
Get your sun glasses, sun cream and sun hat, also warm hat and gloves. Don`t forget to take a water bottle, or preferably a flask with hot drinks, some snacks and a sandwich. Most important – you need proper winter walking boots – warm and waterproof and a pair of gaiters, also water/windproof jacket with hood and pants.
Author: Lyuben Grancharov
“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” (Augustine of Hippo). I enjoy filling up the page, called “Bulgaria”, both working as a guide and writing about the mountains of Bulgaria on this blog.