Rilaseen Hut

Rilaseen hut is a high mountain refuge at an elevation of 2.107m (6,912ft) above the sea level, located in Kyustendil Province is a province in southwestern Bulgaria, above the resort village of Panichishte.

Rilaseen hut

The road to the summit, located in the Dangskiya region of the northwestern Rila Mountains, the highest mountain range on the Balkan Peninsula, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s a chairlift service access road. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Thunderstorm activity can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable.

The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. The zone, located within the Seven Lakes Natural Reserve, is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. At the summit there’s a chair lift.