Winter climbing to Mt. Musala.
Musala is the highest peak in the entire Balkan Peninsula, standing at 2,925 m. The summit of the Rila mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria, Musala is the highest peak between the Alps and the Caucasus and the highest in Eastern Europe bar the Caucasus. With a prominence of 2473 m, Musala is the 7th most prominent mountain peak in Europe.
Musala is situated within the Rila National Park, which 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. All major mountain ranges of Bulgaria can be seen from the top; 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 the Rila.
We recommend to add some skiing in Borovets to your Musala climb tour:
The resort was established way back at the end of the 19th century and was known as Chamkoria (Pine Forest) until the mid-20th century. The most distinguished people spent cool and fresh summers there, as well as winters hunting game. The resort has twice hosted World Cup Alpine Skiing rounds(1981 and 1984), while the Biathlon track is one of the best in the world. In the 1960s and 1970s the resort expanded, large alpine-style hotels, as well as winter sports facilities, were built and gradually Borovets transformed into a modern winter resort. With its closeness to the capital city and its pleasant climate – cool and fresh summer and very snowy winter – the resort is the perfect destination for people who love to spend their holidays in the mountain. The skiing area of Borovets includes 24 trails with a total length of over 58 km, cross-country skiing tracks, biathlon, night skiing facilities and a winter park for children. There are 12 lifts and tow-lifts in total. They are modern, well-maintained, and have the excellent capacity. Feel the comfort and cosy atmosphere of a winter wonderland.
Must have: Warm clothes – thermal underwear (top and bottom, synthetic or merino wool, don’t put on any kind of cotton), ski/snowboard trousers or some kind of membrane trousers – better with ventilation (zips aside), fleece on the top – second layer above the thermal underwear, ski/snowboard jacket or some kind of membrane (for example – Gore-Tex, MemBrain, NeoShell, eVent, etc.) – better with hood. Warm gloves – two pairs. Gaiters Sunglasses with UV protection Two hats (1 main + reserve one) Down jacket is recommended but not obligatory. Rucksack – 25-35L Vacuum bottle or some kind of container where the water or tee is not going to freeze – 1.5L. Energy bars and/or lunch package. Thick socks, but not to feel the feet tight with them in the shoes. Warm shoes/boots – the feet shouldn’t be cold if the boots are covered by snow.
The package includes the following: guided climbing of Musala in a group of up six; insurance; boots hire; lift pass; transport from the hotel; translation; travel advise throughout the entire stay.
The price DOESN’T INCLUDE Flight Stansted/Sofia with Ryanair starting at only £50, airport transfer; personal expenses; food and hotels.
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