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4 Days Nature tour itinerary for Sofia & Rila: Reach Up The Summit Of Polezhan

Sofia, Rila

Nature Tour
Trekking Tour
Climbing Tour

Cross huge national parks and go trekking across alpine meadows, glacier lakes during this tour. Enjoy panoramic views of Vitosha, Osogovo and Pirin mountains, and also that of the picturesque Seven Rila Lakes. In the end, stand tall at Polezhan's summit point!

DAY 01

Belmeken peak

  • We will start our journey with easy hiking to Belmeken peak from where you can see Stara Planina, Rila, Rodopite, Pirin and Middle forest.

  • On the way back, we will stop at the local market place at Yundola village. 

  • Back to the hotel at Sapareva Banya for an overnight stay. 

DAY 02

Seven Rila Lakes

  • After breakfast, we will explore the Seven Rila Lakes.

  • From there, you will enjoy panoramic views of Vitosha, Osogovo and Stara Planina mountains.

  • Continue to Bansko city. 

  • If time permits,  we will visit Rila Monastery.

DAY 03

Vihren peak

  • Today, you will climb the peak of the majestic Vihren mountain. 

DAY 04

Polezhan Summit

  • Ride a cable car to Bezbog Hut and Bezbog lake. From here, we will hike to Polezhan's summit point. 

  • Return to the van for a small dinner at Dobrinishte.

  • Drive back to Sofia.

  • 700 EUR Per Adult
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation in Sofia on the first and last day of the treks.

  • Tickets for the cable car.

  • English-speaking Bulgarian mountain guide.

  • Transportation.

  • Medical insurance.

  • Museum entrance fees at the Rila Monastery.

  • Additional food or drink.

  • Personal expenses.

  • The hiking times mentioned do not include breaks and are based on the average hiker's speed of 4 to 5 kilometres per hour on flat terrain.

  • The hiking time will vary depending on the terrain and your hiking experience.

  • The trek is difficult to challenging for fit hikers with good hiking experience in Alpine terrains, and you must come prepared with suitable hiking boots and clothes for mountain trekking.

  • Your accommodation each night will either be a two-star hotel or a family home where you'll have breakfast.

  • The minimum group size is of three people, and if not fulfilled then you will receive a full refund 14 days before the intended tour date

Other info:

  • Belmeken peak hiking duration 5hrs; Ascending – 650m./ 2100 ft.

  • It is one of the most enchanted and quiet places in Rila mountain – the highest mountain on the Balkans. From the peak, you can see the magical view of the biggest Bulgarian mountains – Stara Planina, Rila, Rodopite, Pirin, Middle forest.

  • The lake Belmaken is an adventure for the senses- lake surface calmed to a mirror reflection of the surrounding summits.

  • Seven Rila Lakes is between 2100 and 2500 meters (6900 and 8200 feet) altitude. These famous glacier lakes will charm you with their magnificent scenery. Panoramic view to Vitosha, Osogovo and Stara Planina mountains.

  • Vihren at 2914 meters above sea level. Our path passes by a northern wall of Vihren to the 300 m (1000 ft). 

  • From this point, we are starting our hiking trek to the Polezhan Summit, at 2851 / 9354 ft. This offers beautiful panoramas, around 20 glacier lakes including the largest in Pirin- Popovo Lake. Polezhan is the fifth highest summit in the Pirin and is surrounded by three cirques with three groups of lakes.

Sofia, Rila

Nature Tour
Trekking Tour
Climbing Tour

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USD 877
Type of Tour

Private Tour


The tour is available from 01 Jun to 30 Sep on the following days of the week.

  • Thursday
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