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Musala Summit

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Begin your adventure by scaling the Balkans’ highest summit—Musala (2925m/9596ft)

moderate
14.2 km
4:40 h
645 m
647 m

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.

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Updated: January 30, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2917 m
Lowest point
2343 m

Safety information

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. 

Equipment

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.

Start

Borovets (2355 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
42.226820, 23.581195
UTM
34T 713014 4678186

Destination

Govedartsi

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem-free day.

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
4:40h
Ascent
645 m
Descent
647 m

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