Join us for an exhilarating hike into the mountains near Sofia, and discover the picturesque Seven Rila Lakes. After a 90 minute drive to Panichishte, begin your trek and see why these glacial lakes are known as the Blue Pearls of the Rila Mountains.
What to Expect
Enjoy a full-day trek into the Rila Mountains to explore the most picturesque area near Sofia, and one of Bulgaria's most beautiful natural sites, the Seven Rila Lakes. This group of glacial lakes lies between 6,900 and 8,200 feet (2,100 and 2,500 meters) above sea level, surrounded by rugged peaks and deep valleys.
Leaving from Sofia, we will drive for 90 minutes to reach the Panichishte resort area, where we board the chairlift to the Rila Lakes mountain hut. From here we will continue on foot to explore the landscape and its majestic blue pearls – the Eye, the Tear, the Kidney, the Twins, the Trefoil, the Fish Lake and the Lower Lake.
The route is not difficult and can be altered on the spot depending on fitness levels or strength, following either more gentle routes or steeper gradients. Take your chance to explore the Blue Pearls of the Rila Mountains, the Seven Rila Lakes.
- Private transfer from your hotel in Sofia to Panichishte resort and back
- English-speaking guide
- Return chairlift tickets from Panichishte to The Seven Rila Lakes and back
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
The weather in the region can be unpredictable, so please remember to bring warm clothes, sun lotion, sun glasses, a rain coat, a hat, and comfortable shoes with good ankle support.