5 comments on “Winter Ascent of Mount Musala

  1. Razvan Ciobanu on Jan 21, 2019 10:22 pm | Reply

    We want to try hike to Musala this weekend. Is there a recomanded route with all this snow?

    • Hello, there is a winter route from the top gondola down to the bottom lift station of Markudzik ski run, following the ski run, than you follow the winter markers – iron posts. Also, a lot of new snow is expected this week, so the weekend will not be a suitable moment to climb if you don’t have good experience, equipment, and are not familiar with the route details.

      • Razvan Ciobanu on Jan 22, 2019 1:03 pm | Reply

        We booked 3 nights at Yastrebets hut. We have equipment and experience but we’ve never been there in the winter. We will see if there is any suitable tracks according to the weather conditions and hike whatever is possible. Thank you!

  2. Hi Chris,

    The route up to Peak Musala is still without snow..
    You don’t need crampons for the weekend 10 – 11th November, 2018.
    The gondola lift at Borovets doesn’t work. This make the ascent longer with total elevation gain of 1500 meters. You have to start early from the ski resort and follow the red marked trail along the river to Musala Hut.

    Enjoy your hike,

    Mountain Guide and Guides Coordinator at BGMGA

  3. Hello,

    We are coming this weekend to hike to Musala.

    Do you know what the weather will be like on route up to the peak? Please can you advise if we really require crampons?

    Also can you advise on the best route from Borovets. We are hiking to the peak and back to Musala Hut to stay the night.

    Thank you in advance,


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