High Peaks of Bulgaria

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Ends Sofia, Bulgaria
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  • Ascend Bulgaria's two highest peaks
  • Enjoy the wellpreserved flora and fauna of the 'Pirin' and 'Rila' National Parks, with varied birdlife, brown bear, wolves and a wealth of alpine flowers.
  • Visit the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Sample Bulgaria's tasty national cuisine and outstanding regional wines.
The High Peaks Of Bulgaria trip starts from and ends in Sofia. It is a climbing tour that takes 8 days taking you through Bansko, Rilska Reka and Govedartsi in Bulgaria. High Peaks Of Bulgaria is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

South-western Bulgaria is dominated by two dramatic mountain ranges, the Pirin and the equally imposing Rila. We begin in the Pirin Mountains, trekking across glacial moraines and high passes and attempting an ascent of Mt Vihren (2914m). Moving on to the Rila Mountains, we visit the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then cross the mountain range, through ancient forests to the glacial lakes for which these mountains are famed. We conclude by summiting Musala (2925m), the highest peak in south-eastern Europe, before returning to Sofia.
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 5 reviews
Amazing panoramas, head earned.
4 - Very Good
“A great week with long days rewarded with amazing vistas and sweeping panoramas.”
4 - Very Good
“Great leader. Very tough walking but accomadation great, so would recommend separate gradeing of walking and accomadation.”
Fantastic hiking
5 - Excellent
“This was an excellent Exodus trip. Each hike was beautiful and challenging. It was interesting to hike two different mountain ranges; though unique, they both had stunning scenery and good trails. The Bulgarian food was good, and Vladimir our leader was superb. If you’re reasonably fit and love to hike, you can’t go wrong with this choice. This was our 4th Exodus trip and we had a wonderful time.”
Great walking holiday
4 - Very Good
“This was a great walking holiday in mountains that were not busy or developed in the same way of the alps. There was no technical climbing, but some scrambling and even rocky paths. The days were long, but with bus support we did not have to camp so could shower and relax in the evening.”
  • Day 1: Start Bansko
  • Day 2: Hike across the Todrina Porta pass (2500m) via Vasilashki and Bandersihki lakes.
  • Day 3: Ascent of Mt. Vihren (2914m), the highest peak in the Pirin Mountains.
  • Day 4: Visit the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and walk in the surrounding nature reserve.
  • Day 5: Panoramic hike through the heart of the Rila Mountains.
  • Day 6: Ascent of Mt Malyovitsa (2729m).
  • Day 7: Ascent of Mt Musala (2925m); transfer to Sofia.
  • Day 8: End Sofia.
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  • 7 nights in comfortable tourist-class hotels offering twin rooms with private facilities  , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners included
  • Travel by private minibus
  • Transfers for group flights  
  • 6 days walking 
  • Group normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Min age 18 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 2925m, average 2000m
  • Trip can be combined with Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains (TDB)
  • Any international flights to/from Sofia are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this High Peaks of Bulgaria tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this High Peaks of Bulgaria tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 140 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 08 June 2020 full payment is required.

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High Peaks of Bulgaria tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this High Peaks of Bulgaria tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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