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Peak Mechit - A Winter Fairytale in Rila

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Get ready for a one-day adventure with snowshoeing in Northwestern Rila, a day filled with many emotions and incredible winter panoramas of the snow-covered Rila.

Tour Itinerary

Departure from Sofia in the late afternoon. Our meeting point is in front of the Vasil Levski National Stadium and the second stop is at the 'Metro' store. For those with private transport, the meeting point is at a location near the village of Govedartsi. We leave our cars near the village. The guides provide a brief briefing to the group and safety instructions. We pack our backpacks and head towards the Mechit hut. After about 1 hour, we arrive at the hut. It’s bustling, clean, and hospitable. That's how we can describe it. Equipped with everything necessary for a pleasant stay. Once settled, we have dinner and call it a night to be ready to easily climb to the peak the next day.

7:30 AM - Breakfast

8:30 AM - We set off towards our destination.

Moving outdoors, we have the chance to admire the winter landscapes around us. And before we know it, we're at the peak of Malak Mechit. A quick photo break and tea from our thermoses. We continue briskly towards the summit. Following the trail markers, we almost imperceptibly reach Golyam Mechit at 2568 meters. Pictures, smiles, and breathtaking views. There's no beauty like this. Come share the moment. We'll take ample time for rest, photos, and then start our return. If the group keeps up a good pace, we might even have time to enjoy a meal of delightful local cuisine and wine at a nearby tavern.

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What do you need for the trekking?
  • Suitable hiking boots - 3-season hiking boots or mountaineering boots (depending on the program and the season)
  • Spare socks
  • Comfortable hiking pants
  • Thermal underwear - top and bottom
  • Fleece
  • Wind and water proof jacket
  • A down jacket or other jacket with synthetic insulation
  • Winter and summer hat, buff and gloves
  • Raincoat
  • About 40 liters backpack
  • Headtorch with spare batteries
  • Water (1.5 liters)
  • Sunglasses and sunscream with a high SPF
  • Food for the trek
  • Ids and cash money
  • Trekking Poles
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Other things - according your personal needs
Difficulty Level:
  • Intro - Programs that are an introduction in the hiking. For people without any experience. A high level of physical endurance and special hiking equipment are not required. The hikes are usually short and easy up to about 3 hours. The 'Intro' programs happen in spring, summer or fall
  • Beginners - Programs for people with previous hiking experience. Treks of this type are slightly longer (about 4-6 hours) and include a greater positive elevation gain (about 300-400 meters). No technical sections
  • Intermediate - Programs duration is usually around 6-8 hours. Participants must have good physical endurance. Programs of this type include climbing peaks, crossing dynamic terrain. The total positive elevation gain for the day is about 600-800 meters, but it is could exceed 1000 meters
  • Advanced - Treks duration is about 8-10 hours. Includes large elevation gain - 1000+ meters. Programs of this type often involve scrambling terrain in summer conditions or winter ascents of peaks. Participants must be absolutely confident in their physical abilities as well as their equipment. Oftentimes, winter programs of this type require the use of crampons and ice axe
  • Extreme - These programs are only for experienced mountaineers who want to cross the line between hiking and alpinism. The programs are often over 10 hours long and about 1500 meters of daily elevation gain. They include traversing technical edges, climbing rock ledges and/or categorized routes, using mandatory alpine equipment. Participants must know how to use crampons and ice axe
Cancellation Policy:

Чл. 89. (Изм. – ДВ, бр. 37 от 2018 г., в сила от 01.07.2018 г.) (1) Пътуващият има право да прекрати договора за туристически пакет по всяко време преди започването на изпълнението на туристическия пакет.

The tourist owes a penalty as follows:

  • 20 or more days before tour start: - No penalty
  • Between 19 and 14 days before tour start: - 30% from the price
  • Between 13 and 7 days before tour start: - 60% from the price
  • Less than 3 days before tour start: - 100% from the price
  • In the event of a change in weather conditions during the tour or other unforeseen situations, the guide may change the route or offer another alternative option to the participants for their safety
  • If the program cannot happen due to bad weather forecast, the organizer will refund 100% of the price to the participants
  • In order to take part in the tour, you must be in good physical health and condition, and notify the organizer in case you have any illnesses or injuries
  • If the number of participants is less than the minimum and the program will not happen, the organizer will notify all registered participants up to 7 days before the event
  • Discounts cannot be combined