Quiet Rila

What is included in Quiet Rila tourist trek:

Day 1

By car to Chakar Voyvoda Lodge (1,940 m) – Maritsa Lodge (1,820 m) – Trionite (The Saws) – Musala (2,925 m) – Ledeno Ezero (Ice Lake) Shelter

Passing through the royal estates in the area of Borovets – Saragyol and Ferdinand’s Palace, we will take the trail to Maritsa Lodge. Our next stop will be the Marichini Lakes National Reserve (2,500 m), which was proclaimed as such in 1951. It comprises the Four Marichini Lakes, which are the source of the Maritsa River. This will be our spot for lunch. After about two hours, going past Malka Musala and along the alpine ridge of Trionite, we climb the highest peak on the Balkans – Musala. We will spend the night at the shelter of Ledeno Ezero.

Duration – 6 hours.

Day 2

Musala – Granchar Lodge

For our photography admirers, this will be a panoramic trail along the ridge from the eastern to the south-western part of Rila.

The lodge is located right next to the eponymous lake.

After lunch – free time.

And for those of you who are restless, we offer to climb the peak of Suha Vapa (2,639 m), from where there is a view over Belmeken.

We spend the night in Granchar Lodge (2,187 m).

Duration – 5 hours.

Day 3

Granchar Lodge – Treshtenik Lodge (1,764 m)

We are ahead of a pleasurable descent from the rocky to the forested landscapes of Rila, where the flora changes and so we will be able to observe different plant and animal species.

A walk to the road lodge of Nehtenitsa.

We spend the night in Treshtenik Lodge.

Duration – 5 hours.

Day 4

Transfer to Sofia

Short hike to the sanctuary of Dionysus.

Our first stop, after we go down from the mountain, will be the mineral pool in the town of Yakoruda. We will stop by the market of the village of Yundola for some home-made foods and then the neighbouring Pashovi Cliffs, from where there is a panorama over the ridge of Alabak and the villages of Sveta Petka and Pashovo.

We will make our descent to the valley, passing along Belmeken Reservoir (panoramic view over Pirin).

Price: 350 EUR  for the whole group.

Price includes – guide services.

Travel is shared.

The approximate price for a night is 12 BGN and is paid when we get there. The lodge provides food.

Important: Departure and travel times are approximate and they depend on the pace of the whole group. These also include time for rest.

The guide has the right to change the route upon unexpected circumstances!

For the trek you will need insurance, dry food and water.

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