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Musala peak

At 2925 meters above sea level, about 16.8 km from Madjare, rises the highest peak in Bulgaria and the Balkans - Rila champion - Musala peak. Snow here lasts approximately eight months, the average winter temperatures are around -10 degrees, and in summer about 5 degrees. Musala is among the favorite tourist sites of mountaineers from Bulgaria, neighboring Balkan countries and around the world. Included in the 100 Tourist Sites of the SIP. Average godishnno climb to the top about 50 000 people. Rocks, which is built with granite top are Palaeozoic age cut by granitporfirni housing. The soil cover is a mountain meadow, it grows mostly on alpine vegetation, and on the southern slopes of Musala meet and mountain pastures.

It is believed that the name Musala is Turkish and means "place of prayer" or "path to Allah." Perhaps because, in the years between 1949 and 1962, the highest peak in the country was given the name Stalin. Fortunately after 1962 tip back its old name.

At the foot of Musala is situated ski resort "Borovets", from there climb to the summit may become more marked mountain path or by lift to the area and there Yastrebetz - up to the top, as you pass goes through the hut "Musala" and shelter "Ice lake ", which was built in the homonymous beautiful lake about 200 m below the very top.


Musala is built alpine meteorological station of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.