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6 Day itinerary in Romania, Europe

Private Expeditions in Transylvanian Alps

Book with us a once in a lifetime experience! A hiking trip along the crest of the Fagaras Mountains is indeed beautiful, but difficult and challenging! An epic journey awaits you: on the crest of the mountains there is a real necklace of Alpine lakes with clear water that captivate us with their s... Read More

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By Marian, Mihai and Karoly

Overview

Physical Difficulty

Challenging
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Recommended Age

Minimum 18

Maximum 70

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

Tour Guide

starting point

Brașov

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Hiking

Travel with Purpose

Outdoors & Nature

Start

End

Highlights

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Fagaras Mountains

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Glacial Lakes

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Glacial valleys

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Pure Nature

Itinerary

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Day 1

place Start the adventure

Transfer Brasov - Sambata de Sus area (approx. 1 hour). On the way we make a stop to buy the food. Complex Sambata (670 m) – Sambata Valley – Valea Sambetei Mountain Hut (1401 m) – Fereastra Mare a Sambetei (2188 m) – Fereastra Mica a Sambetei (2191 m) – approx. 6 hours. From the saddle Fereastra Mare a Sambetei we climb strongly to the west-south-west over the peak Slanina (2268 m), than we descend in Fereastra Mica a Sambetei, where we camp.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 2

place Hiking the highest peak of the Carpathians - Moldoveanu

Fereastra Mica a Sambetei (2191 m) – Portita Vistei (2380 m) – Vistea Mare Peak (2527 m) – Moldoveanu Peak, the highest peak of Romanian Carpathian chain (2544 m) – Vistea Mare Peak (2527 m) – Podragu Saddle (2307 m) – Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului (2264 m) - approx. 7 hours. Camping. From Portita Vistei we climb steadily on the peak Vistea Mare, the third highest peak in the Fagaras Mountains and in the Romanian Carpathians. From this peak, on the highest sharp edge in the country, we reach, in about 30 minutes, the Moldoveanu Peak, the highest peak in Romania!

Guide: Included for the day

Day 3

place Capra Glacial Lake

Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului (2264 m) – Mircii Peak (2461 m) – Nerlinger Memorial (2287 m) – Fereastra Zmeilor – Fereastra Mica a Portitei Arpasului (2175 m) – Capra Saddle ( 2315m) – approx. 7 hours. Camping. Nerlinger Memorial - dating from 1934; Richard Nerlinger and Herta Ruzicka died on 30 of June 1934.

Guide: Included for the day

Day 4

place Caltun Glacial Lake

Capra Saddle (2315 m) – Laitel Peak (2390 m) – Caltun Lake (2135 m) – approx. 4 hours. Camping. Today we have time to enjoy the view of Transfagarasan Highway as know as "the Road to the Sky", "the Road to the Clouds", "the Best Driving Road in the World" and even "A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania" and to do a short hike (approx. 1 hour) on the Vanatoarea lui Buteanu Peak (2507 m).

Guide: Included for the day

Day 5

place Negoiu Peak

Caltun Lake (2135 m) – Strunga Doamnei (2342 m) – Negoiu Peak (2538 m) – Cleopatra Saddle (2355 m) – Serbota Peak (2331 m) – Scara Saddle (2146 m) – Scara Peak (2306 m) – Avrig Lake (2007 m) – approx. 8 hours. Camping. From Negoiu Peak (which offers us a magnificent view in all directions), the second peak of Romania, after Moldoveanu we descend to the north-west and after we pass the peak Negoiu Mic (2485 m), we reach Cleopatra Saddle - Saua Cleopatrei (2355 m). Between Saua Cleopatrei and the peak Serbota (2311 m) there is the most difficult marked section of the main ridge of the Fagaras Mountains, Custura Saratii; this section is recommended only to experienced tourists. The guide decides if we follow this route or a secondary one, not so exposed!

Guide: Included for the day

Day 6

place Back to Brasov

Avrig Lake (2007 m) – Portita Avrigului (2178 m) – Suru Saddle (2133 m) – Suru Mountain Hut (1450 m) – Sebesu de Sus village – approx. 6 hours. Transfer to Brasov (approx. 2 hours).

Guide: Included for the day

What’s Included

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  • transfers day 1 and day 6

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  • licensed English speaking mountain guide

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  • tent

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  • food, drinks, personal expenses

About Marian

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Outdoors & Nature

I am licensed mountain guide no 3347 and tour guide no 2956. Professional experience: 13 years as a licensed tour and mountain guide. 19 years of experience in hiking/trekking.

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