Discover the 7 glacier lakes along this trail and be blown away by the magnificent scenery.
Following a hearty breakfast, transfer (15-20 mins) to the start of your walk, where you follow a shaded path through age-old spruce forests of the Rila National Park as you reach alpine pastures.
At between 2100-2500m above sea level you’ll find the Cirque of the Seven Rila Lakes. From the edge of the highest lake, marvel at the shimmering glacial lakes that stretch out underneath Rila’s peaks.
Return to your hotel via a transfer
Watch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in.
We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.
In your information pack, you’ll find a detailed list of all the required hiking gear, including some good hiking boots, appropriate clothing, a rain jacket and a backpack.