Northern Ridge of Piatra Craiului Mountains

1 Day

Hiking the Northern Ridge of Piatra Craiului Mountains is, for sure, one of the most popular tours. Please be aware that it’s a both physically and mentally challenge, taking into consideration the distance and altitude that we are going to change. Previous experience in mountain hiking and good fitness level are mandatory to complete the program.

Very early in the morning, I will meet you up in the front of Zarnesti Tourist Information and Promotion Center. After a short introduction and briefing, we’ll keep driving along the road to Fantana lui Botorog, where we’ll fill up the water bottles and leave our vehicles.

Once arrived in the ridge, during the clear days, we’ll enjoy the all around panoramas. Walking the ridge will be challenging and demanding; it will request all our attention as long as falling is not an option. We will have to pass some points by scrambling (not technical – climbing equipment is not necessary). After reaching the highest summit of Piatra Craiului Mountains (Piscul Baciului-2238m), we’ll descent and we’ll hike back to the town of Zarnesti, through the canyon of Prapastiile Zarnestilor.

If you have enough time, I recommend you taking into consideration an additional training day, also, to be sure that your fitness level and skills are the requested ones. We will spend the previous night at Curmatura mountain hut, to be closer to the ridge.

Before booking your place, please be sure that you make a realistic assesment of your abilities (both physical and mental). Also, read carefully the Grading System and my Terms and Conditions.

After completing the Northern Ridge of Piatra Craiului Mountains, you will be addicted for the other half: Southern Ridge.



  • Group Size: 2-6 people
  • Specialty Category: Hiking&Trekking
  • Difficulty: Difficult Trail
  • Season: June-October
  • Airfare included: No
  • Tour Customizable: Yes
  • The cost mentioned (240€) is calculated for a group of 6 persons.

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Cost includes:

  • 24/7 services provided by a professional mountain leader-English speaker;
  • 1 night accommodation at Curmatura mountain hut ( lunch and dinner included);
  • Entry fees for visiting Piatra Craiului National Park;
  • Rental of trekking poles and climbing helmets (very recommended for protection against potential rocks falling)

Cost doesn't include:

  • transfer fees (arrangements can be done on request).
  • other expenses not mentioned as included.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Northern Ridge of Piatra Craiului Mountains
From €240
/ Adult

Important to know

  • 2238m
  • up to 6 pax
  • arrangements can be done on request
  • Zarnesti - Tourist Information and Promotion Center
  • 18
  • 60

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star rating  We've hiked with Florin for 5 days in total, and it was absolutely pure fun. We hiked through beautiful roads and always felt safe around. Florin was great to walk... read more

Miki S
May 1, 2018