Musala, with a height of 2925 meters, is the highest peak of the Rila Mountain and the entire Balkan Peninsula. The name of the peak comes from the word “Mus Allah”, which means closer to Allah. The old name for the peak is Tangra. In this three-day adventure in the Rila National Park, we will reach the highest peak of the Balkans and visit a tourist gem of Bulgaria – the famous Rila Lakes.
Rila National Park is the largest national park in Bulgaria. It is located 100 kilometers southern of Sofia, in the central part of the highest region of the Rila Mountains.
The park contains rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, as well as historical monuments of exceptional importance. Some of the largest rivers of the Balkan Peninsula originate there.
The Rila Mountain is known for its glacial lakes, of which there are over 150 and which are mostly located at an altitude between 2100 and 2500 meters.
Apart from Musala, the other famous peaks are: Dimitrov (2902 m), Maljovica (2730 m), Rilec (2715 m)… The name Rila comes from the Thracian word “Roula” which means “full of water”.