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I think this would be an awesome 2-3 day hike up the mountains. Not just 7 Rila lakes, but further on, to other lakes on the mountains.
Please note, this are mountains, poor or no phone signal, proper mountaineering equipment is a must.
We arrived at the restaurant and made the reservation, and then took the walk up to the monastery.
Children ages 3, 6.5, 8.5 had a great time (the smallest was in a carrier).
The monastery is beautiful.
The restaurant is more expensive than the common...More
We caught the chairlift (25 minute ride) to the beginning of this great hike which takes approximately five hours. The degree of difficulty would be moderate. Reasonable shoes/boots are necessary. Most of the walking is on grass but some on rocks and today some mud....More
Stayed overnight in a nearby town, then took the lift at 9am up to the start of the hike of the seven lakes.
The mountains and lakes are stunning. Took us about 2 - 2.5 hours to get there, including taking lots of photos. Then...More
Rila is the highest mountain in Bulgaria. There are many different routes you can take summer or winter. One of the most popular route is to Yastrebets hut and ski slopes and then to Musala hut and from there you can conquer Musala peak -...More
We extended the Summits and Lakes of the Rila and Pirin Mountains to 9 nights (7 days walking). It was very well organised throughout.
We stayed at the Hotel Djambazki in Govedartsi and at the Hotel Grami in Bansko. Both were wonderful family run hotels....More
We took the chair lift to the to the mountain lodge which makes the climb much easier. From here a reasonably fit person should be able to complete the walk to the lakes in 4-5 hours. it is worth the effort!
Try to enjoy the region and some long hiking. The views and plants are amazing! (Spring and summer). Breathtaking views. Stay in one of the huts in the mountains (Lovna hut was my favorite) and experience the mountains atmosphere. Try to get to the 7...More
The Rila mountains is incredible beautiful and a very nice place to visit.
We just went there (May) and there still lots of snow, but that what male the landscape even more beautiful in my opnion.
If you get the lift is a 20 minutes...More
Actually if you want to go up with lift and if you are there around 9 am you have 3 hours to the top i suggested you to take a break on "Kidney lake" sit there for 20 min and after that going to the top because after this... More
Actually if you want to go up with lift and if you are there around 9 am you have 3 hours to the top i suggested you to take a break on "Kidney lake" sit there for 20 min and after that going to the top because after this lake is really hard to be on the top if you want just to see all the lakes you can stop on ""Tear lake" but if you want to make a picture of all 7 lakes you need to go exactly top of the mountain which is 20 min more but still if you are on the lift at 10 am you will be at the top around 2 with all breaks and normal walking. And usually i take a rest and eat on "Tear Lake" take a nap for an hour there and after that going down for 2:30/3 hours and you are on the lift again around 5. So you can go down from the mountain before sunset.