Hiking to the Kobilino Branishte and Rila Monastery

ADULT 95 leva with VAT
SENIOR 85 leva with VAT

CHILD (12 years) 85 leva with VAT
GROUP OVER 4 customers 90 leva with VAT

Hiking Difficulty: Easy to Moderately (2 to 3 from 6)
Elevation: 680 m ( from 1465 m – 2145 m) – 2230 ft (from 4806 ft to 7037 ft)
Length: 7 km –  4.3 ml
Duration: 6 hours (Hiking time only)

PRICE INCLUDED
Returning transport will be by coach from pick up point and drop off point.
Profesional local guide included.
Insurance included.

Tour Schedule: 08.10.2022

87.16 лв.

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It is believed that this trail was part of a pilgrimage route and connected the valley of the Beli Iskar River with the Rila Monastery.

Kirilova Polyana is a piece of paradise. Also known as Partizanska Polyana. Kirilova Polyana is located at 1465 m above sea level. in the center of Rila Monastery Nature Park.

During the trip we will pass The dry lake at 1928m above sea level – It is a landslide lake. The name Dry Lake comes from the fact that sometimes in summer, when it is very hot and dry, the lake dries up completely. Interestingly, a lake does not flow through a stream or river, but flows into the soil underground.

Our tour will finish at the Rila monastry. The monastery is one of the symbols of Bulgaria and is also a popular tourist destination. The monastery lies in the valleys of Rila Mountain.

Between Rilska and Drushlyavitsa Rivers, at 1147 m – 3763 ft above sea level. As a matter of fact throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural centre of Bulgaria.
The monastery is included in the List of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

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Highlights

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Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or at your preferable location if requested in advance at the time of booking.
The journey takes about two hours to the starting point for treks. Kirilova polyana is located at 1465 m above sea level. in the center of Rila Monastery Nature Park. Also known as Partizanska polyana.  The trek takes about 02:00 hours.
Next stop is The dry lake 1928m above sea level – It is a landslide lake. The name Dry Lake comes from the fact that sometimes in summer, when it is very hot and dry, the lake dries up completely. Interestingly, a lake does not flow through a stream or river, but flows into the soil underground.
A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquility in the area.
After the break we geting bakc to the trek. The trek takes about 2 hours to the shelter Kobilino Banishte at 2145 m above sea level.
From Kobilino Branishte we take the last trek to the Rila Monastry. Trek takes about 2 hour.
Visit Rila Monastry.

Boarding the bus.
Departure back to Sofia.

ATTENTION:
Mandatory requirement for tourists – Before the start of each mountain hike, clients receive instruction from a licensed mountain guide and undertake to comply with the instructions given to them.
Changes in the program are possible, based on objective factors, mostly of meteorological nature.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:
Please wear comfortable hiking boots, warm clothes, dry food, water, raincoate.
Windproof and waterproof jacket.
Extra garment (fleece).
Water bottle at least 1 liter.
Hat/towel, sunscreen and sunglasses, raincoat.
Insole (optional).
In bad weather conditions the program can be shortened or replaced.

RECOMMENDED INFORMATION:
Food for lunch, picnic type. It is recommended to consider in advance that your food is as energetic and healthy as possible.
Travelers should have a moderate to good level of physical fitness.

In case of medical issues or allergies you should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

Tour Itinerary

08:00: Tour starts from the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral.
10:00 – 12:00: The journey takes about two hours to the starting point for treks. Kirilova polyana is located at 1465 m above sea level. in the center of Rila Monastery Nature Park. Also known as Partizanska polyana.  The trek takes about 02:00 hours.
12:00: Next stop is The dry lake 1928m above sea level – It is a landslide lake. The name Dry Lake comes from the fact that sometimes in summer, when it is very hot and dry, the lake dries up completely. Interestingly, a lake does not flow through a stream or river, but flows into the soil underground.
12:00 – 12:30: A pleasant picnic amidst the captivating tranquility in the area.
12:30 -14:30: After the break we geting bakc to trek. The trek takes about 2 hours to the shelter Kobilino Banishte at 2145 m above sea level.
14:30 – 15:30: From Kobilino Branishte we take the last trek to the Rila Monastry. Trek takes about 1 hour
15:30 – 16:30: Visit Rila Monastry.

16:45: Boarding the bus.
18:30: Expected time of arrival in Sofia at the parking lot behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or at your preferable location if requested in advance at the time of booking.

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Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arranged your Pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.

Your Tour will finish at the parking behind Alexandar Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arranged your Drop off point in advance with member of our booking team.

What is included

Expert Storytelling Guide

Wi Fi on Board

Immersive Experiences

Comfortable Bus

Entrance all Attractions/Museums

Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Optionally lunch in a country restaurant

Instant confirmation

Easy cancelation

Optional Hotel pick up and Drop Off

(pre arrangement required)

What is included

Expert Storytelling Guide

Wi Fi on Board

Immersive Experiences

Comfortable Bus

Entrance all Attractions/Museums

Hotel/Apartments

(pre arrangement required)

Optionally lunch in a country restaurant

Instant confirmation

Easy cancelation

Optional Hotel pick up and Drop Off

(pre arrangement required)

Our team will be waiting to greet you at the parking behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arranged your Pick up point in advance with member of our booking team.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.

Your Tour will finish at the parking behind Alexandar Nevski Cathedral, http://!!!Green Valleys meeting point SOFIA google/maps!!!, or you can arranged your Drop off point in advance with member of our booking team.

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