- duration 8 days
- tour type Small group
- age requirement 18+ yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Fully guided
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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
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.
Day 1: Start Bansko
Day 2: Hike across the Todrina Porta pass (2500m) via Vasilashki and Bandersihki
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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- All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners included
- Transfers for group flights
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- Visa's and Vaccinations
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this High Peaks of Bulgaria tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 04 August 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 August 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
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.Visa
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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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