Begin your adventure by scaling the Balkans’ highest summit—Musala (2925m/9596ft)
Today you’ll begin your exploration of Bulgaria’s peaks by scaling the Balkans’ highest summit—Musala (2925m/9596ft).
Start your day with a transfer (30 mins) from Govedartsi to Borovets resort, where you board a cable car (25 mins) to the trailhead. This panoramic path is not particularly arduous, and you’ll be walking in constant view of the rocky face of Musala.
Enjoy incredible vistas of the surrounding uplands as you walk past a number of cirques, glacial lakes and mountain shelters. Your views along the trail are truly outstanding, soak in the views from the very top of the Balkans.
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.