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The Seven Rila lakes

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Walk along the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque

Enjoy an iconic hiking tour to the heart of Rila Nat. Park

Learn more about Bulgarian nature and mountain

Spend all day in fresh air

Enjoy riding a cable car

Highlights

Walk along the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque

Enjoy an iconic hiking tour to the heart of Rila Nat. Park

Learn more about Bulgarian nature and mountain

Spend all day in fresh air

Enjoy riding a cable car

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The Seven Rila lakes

Activity Location

Seven Rila Lakes

Rila National Park

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Alexander Nevski Square

    ploshtad "Sveti Aleksandar Nevski"

    Sofia 1000


Description

Spend the day in the Rila, walking around its pearls: The Seven Rila Lakes. During the last few years, this destination has become one of the most popular places for one-day hiking tours in the Rila Mountains. The reasons are several: impressive nature beauty, easy access by chairlift, variety of paths and hiking routes in the area. If you wish to make your walk harder or easier your guide will be able to adjust the group programme accordingly.

A transfer from Sofia takes us to the Panichishte Resort cable car which takes us to the Seven Rila Lakes Cirque. Then we start exploring them one by one. Each lake is named after its most characteristic feature. The highest one (at 2500m/8200ft above sea level) is called Salzata (“The Tear”), from where we have a bird’s eye view over all seven lakes, as well as surrounding outcrops and deep valleys; the next one in height carries the name Okoto (“The Eye”) after its oval form; Babreka (“The Kidney”) is the lake with the steepest shores of the entire group; Bliznaka (“The Twin”) is the largest of all; Trilistnika (“The Trefoil”) has an irregular shape; the shallowest lake is Ribnoto Ezero (“The Fish Lake”) and the lowest one is Dolnoto Ezero (“The Lower Lake”; 2100m/6995ft), where the water that flows out of the other lakes is gathered to form the source of Dzherman River.


Inclusions

  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour.

  • All transport costs.

  • Return transfer from Sofia to Panichishte resort and back.


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Return chairlift tickets from Panichishte to The Seven Rila Lakes and back (18 leva per person)


Know Before You Book

  • Difficulty: this walking route is moderately arduous.

  • Duration: 10 hours; 4 hrs spent in transfer time; walking time 4-5 hrs.

  • Best period: Mid-June to Mid-September.

  • The tour is not suitable for children younger than 12 years old.

  • Maximum size of the group is 10 participants.


The Seven Rila lakes ratings based on 3 verified reviews

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3.4 out of 5

1/5 24 Aug 2018

Going to the 7 Rila lakes was really good . The lakes are beautiful . I found the walk really difficult in the first stage.Paying for extras . This time it was the chair lift up to the Lakes . The public toilets near the chairlift base are pooly maintained . The toilets at the restuarant are really disgusting, and youpay .50 lev for this . We had a nice guide. Overall a lovely day.