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Seven Rila Lakes Trekking Tour

Seven Rila Lakes Overview

The lakes have a glacial origin and they are located on different terraces from 2100 m to about 2500m above sea level. The Seven Rila Lakes are one of the Bulgaria’s 100 National tourist sites. The breath-taking views of Lower lake (Dolno ezero), The Eye (the deepest high-altitude lake), The Tear (Salzata), The Kidney (Bubreka) etc. make this hike an unforgettable feast for the eyes and senses. Please note that getting to the view points takes at least 2 hours walking each way.

Your Day Around The Lakes

The Seven Rila Lakes area is very popular and easy-access option for the most scenic day trek in Bulgaria. The lakes are located in Rila Mountain, about 90 km south of the capital Sofia and after 1h 30min car drive an open chair lift takes you up directly for about 30 min from the parking lot to the hike starting point - Seven Rila lakes hut. The place is fairly modern, it offers a good food variety and rooms to stay, although a reservation is required well ahead of time. The loop trekking takes about 5 hours and does not require previous trekking experience, but you have to be prepared for some uphill parts in the beginning.

Start: 7:30/End: 17:30h

Period: June-September (snow does not allow a visit during the winter and spring)

Driving time: 4h 00m approximately

Walking time: 5h 30m approximately

Difficulty: Moderate

Special requirements: Comfortable shoes, warm clothes, snacks and sandwiches, bottle of water.

NEW : Seven Rila Lakes Shuttle Trek every Sunday (June - September) for a fixed low price with a guaranteed departure even for 1 person of 49€ including:  English-speaking mountain guide, chair lift ticket and insurance. 


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