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Mussala is the highest peak in Bulgaria and on the Balkans. Also it is Bulgaria's coldest place (annual mean of -2,9'C). It is covered with snow for 8 months and it's foggy up there around 250 days a year. . However, this shouldn't disencourage you from going there. Climbing takes about 4 hours from the gondola station and it's not too hard, I've seen 4-5 year old kids on the path (climbing faster than me). There is a hut and a small shop on the way, a shelter just under the peak, and a small shop right on the top, where you can have the highest-brewed tea on the Balkans :))
Along the way you see the seven Mussala lakes (which are different form the Seven Rila lakes). I went there last August. We had very good weather almost all the way to the top and had the change to enjoy the views and take pictures. Then suddenly it got very foggy and at the top the fog was so thick that you couldn't see anything. Climbing down, we left the fog behind us so we could enjoy the view again.
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