1 day
Duration
Hiking
Activity
Moderate
Difficulty
Fagaras
Location
January – December
Dates
Hard work with success = Satisfaction
Hard work with success = Satisfaction

Fagaras is the biggest, highest and probably most sought mountain massif in Romania in the summer months, while in winter it becomes a challenge. The range it is not called for nothing the Transylvanian Alps.

This tour opens up for you, the view from one of the highest and most beautiful peaks of Romania, Vanatoarea lui Buteanu (2507m). Given its slightly lateral Northern position from the main ridge you can enjoy vast landscapes in all directions, not least the view in the distance of Romania’s two highest peaks, Moldoveanu (2544m) and Negoiu (2535m).

Additionally, this tour will take us through:

  • the most beautiful road in the world”, Transfagarasan, as it was called a couple years ago by the Top Gear TV series;
  • the most spectacular and highest dam in Romania, built on the river Arges.
  • Curtea de Arges, a beautiful mountain small city which use to be a capital city for the early medieval kingdom predecessor to modern Romania.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bucharest
DEPARTURE TIME watch 6.30
ARRIVAL TIME watch 22.00
Estimated duration of hike watcharound 6 hours
Maximum height mountain 2507 m
Elevation gained chart about 500 m
Individual equipment needed
equipment
  • backpack -20 l
  • mountain boots or shoes
  • hat
  • thin gloves
  • mountain jacket
  • long mountain trousers (short trousers will help in the summer months)
  • sunglasses
  • polartek blouse or something similar
  • synthetic t-shirt
  • trekking sticks
  • headlamp torch
  • water recipient
  • sun protection lotion
Accommodation houseIt is not the case. It is a one day tour. We will be returning at the end of the day.
Meals mealWe will eat dinner at a restaurant on the return way but some sandwiches and a couple of chocolate bars and/or biscuits will help.
INCLUDED   Transport from and to Bucharest by car

  Dinner

 

  Professional Mountain Guide

NOT INCLUDED   Other meals

  Pieces of individual equipment

  Insurance

Discount policy wallet For group bookings we apply a discount based on the number of the participants. Please book the tour and/or contact us to negotiate the discount.

Other good to know issues:

  • Water is not a problem along the route.
  • This tour is available also for the winter months.
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Day 1

We depart from Bucharest at 6.30 in the morning and head, by car, towards West passing by the city of Pitesti and then Curtea de Arges. Half an hour after Curtea de Arges we will be on “the most beautiful road in the world” and soon on the most spectacular dam in Romania. We must stop to see it, the vertical drop is huge.

We continue on this road (opened only from June to September) getting dizzy from time to time because of the sudden steep bends of the road and passing through 1Km tunnel we end up on the North side of the mountain at Balea glacier lake.

This is the spot where we leave the car(s) and start hiking. In less than two hours, putting some effort into it and paying attention to the trail, we will be on one of the highest and spectacular peaks of Romania, Vanatoarea lui Buteanu.

From the top we get to see just below us, both on the Southern and Northern side the twisted road that we came on, the wonderful glacier lake of Capra. In the distance both West and East, unnumbered peaks and ridges make the eye stop and wonder.

We descend to the Capra Lake another place to sit on the grass and just enjoy being there.  We continue to the South and finally reach the Transfagarasan road on its Southern side. We return through the tunnel to pick up the car and head back to Bucharest.

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