General

DURATION: 4 days
ITINERARY: Sofia – Malyovitsa – Sofia
INFO: A light hiking tour for advanced and not so advanced hikers and for all those that would like to escape from the city and to admire the beauty of the Pirin mountain.

DETAILED ITINERARY OF THE HIKING IN THE RILA MOUNTAIN TOUR:

Day 1

Meeting with your tour guide and transfer to the starting point of the walking tour, deep in the forests of Rila Mountain. After one hour hike through the Malyovitsa valley we will arrive at the Malyovitsa hut, located beautifully in the middle of the most alpine part of the mountain range. Ascent to the Elenino glacial lake in the higher slopes. The whole trek for today takes 4 hours. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at the hut.

Accommodation in Malyovitsa hut (three nights)

Day 2  – Breakfast. It is time for our first proper trekking. Through the rockiest part of the mountain, we will ascent to the BAC (Bulgarian Alpine Club) hut. From here we will be able to reach the so called Evil Gate – a pass, situated between the most challenging summits of the range. Lunch will be a picnic. Amazing views of pointed summits and glacial lakes. Descent back to the hut and same accommodation. The trek takes 4 – 4.30 hours. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3  – Breakfast. Today we start with an ascent to the so called Scary Lake, situated at the foot of the most alpine peaks of Rila. The views from the lake and the nearby hut are breathtaking. Lunch will be a picnic. Descent to the famous Mechit hut, situated in a beautiful pine forest. The trek takes 5 hours. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Day 4  – Breakfast. Descent from Mechit hut to Govedartsi village – 2 hours. Transfer to Sofia.

Included features:

  • Accommodation in total 3 overnights, breakfasts included
  • 2 transfers – Sofia – Malyovitsa and Govedartsi– Sofia
  • a professional English speaking guide mountain guide to accompany you throughout – July 16 – 19
  • guide’s expenses

At all time not included:

  • Food and beverages other than stated
  • Bank or paypal fees

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

This tour can be paid by credit card, paypal, bank transfer or cash upon departure.

Please note paying by credit card will apply a supplementary fee of 2,5% for VISA card and 1% for Master Card. Paying by paypal will apply a supplementary fee of 4% for overseas transactions.

BOOKING:

We require 30% downpayment upon booking. In the event of cancellation 14 days prior to date of the tour the downpayment will be fully reimbursed.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THIS TOUR:

–  14 days prior to date of activity – Free cancellation

– 13 to 8 days prior to date of activity – 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement)

– 7 to 4 days prior to date of activity – 70% Cancellation Fee (30% reimbursement)

– 3 days prior to date of activity, on the day of the activity and for now show – 100% cancellation Fee (No reimbursement)

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