Musala top

Post 27 February 2014 By In Mountain tours

Musala (Bulgarian: Мусала) is the highest peak in Bulgaria and the entire Balkan Peninsula, standing at 2,925 m (9,596 ft).



Musala is situated within the Rila National Park. It is noted for its rich flora, including species such as Macedonian Pine and Bulgarian Fir in the forests on its middle slopes, and fauna; it is one of the easiest places in Europe to see the wallcreeper. It is said that from the summit, all the major mountain ranges of Bulgaria can be seen. These include Vitosha to the northwest, Sredna Gora towards the northeast, the Balkan Mountains along most of the northern horizon behind Vitosha and Sredna Gora, the Rhodope Mountains to the southeast, Pirin to the south, Osogovo and Ruy Mountain to the west, and of course Rila.

The easiest climb is by a straightforward footpath from the ski resort of Borovets, 10 km to the north; there is also a Gondola lift from Borovets to the Yastrebets peak at 2,369 m altitude and several mountain chalets. From Yastrebets it is a one hour hike to the Musala chalet (2,430m), from which the ascent to the summit takes another 1.5 to 2 hours via the shelter Everest, the highest mountain hut in Bulgaria. At the summit there is a weather station.

The highest peaks here are Musala 2,925m; Little Musala 2,902m and Irechek 2,852m.

Three of the main rivers of Bulgaria, the Iskar, Maritsa and Mesta have their sources near Musala.


Join with us to one X-Day in Rila Mountain!

After then, depend of weather conditions we can fly together from Yastrebets to Beli Iskar!

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1 comment

  •   Ivan Ombreto   Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    Comment Link Ivan Ombreto Plovdiv, Bulgaria 04 June 2014

    I like his aura - it perfectly suits the balance in nature! Nasko is a great person who everyone should know!

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