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Fagaras Mountains Ridge -Hut to hut Trek - 7 Days

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Fagaras Mountains Ridge -Hut to hut Trek
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The trek of Fagaras Mountains Ridge is demanding and challenging too, being designed for fit trekkers with the right level of training and experience (mandatory to complete the entire route). Because we are going to spend all nights at mountain huts / chalets, we will have to do our best to complete in time each stage.

Fagaras Mountains, known as Transylvanian Alps, are the highest mountains within the Romanian Carpathians. They are oriented East-West and their length is about 70 km. Here you’ll find 8 peaks with elevations over 2500 m, 42 peaks with elevations over 2400 m and other 150 peaks over 2300 m.

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

KEY INFORMATION:

  • Tour Duration: 7 days
  • Group Size: 4-8 people
  • Specialty Category: Hiking&Trekking
  • Difficulty: T3 – Challenging Hiking
  • Season: July-October
  • Airfare included: No
  • Tour Customizable: Yes
  • The cost mentioned (270€) is calculated for a group of 8 persons.

Day 1
Trek to Sambata Valley

This morning, I will meet you at your hotel and take you to Sambata Touristic Complex. From here you will start trekking the trail along Sambata Valley.

After 2-3 hours we’ll reach the mountain hut where you’ll be spending the night. This is a great opportunity to prepare our equipment and gain some rest ahead of a challenging day tomorrow.

8.5km trekking, ascent 700m

Day 2
Summit Vistea Mare and Moldoveanu

We’ll start early this morning with a steep hike to the ridgeline of Fagaras Mountains near Fereastra Mare a Sambetei (2196m). From here, we’ll climb Galasescu Mic (2410m), Galasescu Mare (2470m), and Galbenele (2456m) in succession; stopping for lunch at Portita Vistei (2310m).

After refuelling, we’ll start the climb to summit two of the three highest summits; Vistea Mare (2527m) and, the highest in the Romanian Carpathians, Moldoveanu (2544m).

After we achieve the summit, we’ll descend to Podragu mountain hut (2136m) where we’ll spend the night. This is the hardest day, and we’ll have 10-12 hours of trekking to recover from.

14km trekking, ascent 1800m, descent 1200m

Day 3
From Podragu to Balea Lake

Today, the hike is long but a little easier; we’ll hike back up to the ridge and continue west.

The toughest part of today’s trail will be the area known as ‘3 steps away from death’; here, we’ll cross a cliff with steep valleys on both sides. It’s a challenge, but not as dangerous as it sounds.

After 8 hours trekking, we’ll descend to Balea Lake and spend the night in a guesthouse ahead of a big day tomorrow.

9km trekking, 950m ascent, 1000m descent

Day 4
Summit Negoiu Peak

Today is a demanding day but worth every bead of sweat; we’ll hike the route Balea Lake – Capra Saddle – Caltun Lake – Negoiu Peak – Negoiu Chalet.

The reward of today will be the summit of Negoiu Peak (2535m), the second highest peak in Romania. The trail will take us over deep ravines and along high stone walls.

After 10 hours trekking, we’ll arrive to spend the night at Negoiu chalet where a much-welcomed sauna and hot water shower will be available.

12.5km trekking, ascent 1100m, descent 1010m

Day 5
Trek to Barcaciu mountain hut via Scara

This morning, we’ll return to the ridge and follow the mountainous trail through to Serbota (2331m). From the summit, we’ll negotiate Custura Saratii and make our way to Scara Saddle.

This afternoon, we’ll bag a bonus summit, Scara (2422m) before we descend to Barcaciu mountain hut, where we’ll spend the night.

10km trekking, ascent 850m, descent 850m

Day 6
Our final day trekking at high altitude

Today is the last day at high altitude, and the last time we’ll fight our way to the ridge to meet the main trail near Avrig lake.

After 9 hours trekking, we’ll come close to Budislavu and Suru summits, before descending to Suru mountain hut; our last overnight stay of the trip.

9.5km trekking, ascent 1400m, descent 1600m

Day 7
Departure

This morning we’ll descend to Sebesu de Sus village where our transfers will be waiting to take us back to Brasov (or other destination) as the final stop of your trip.

9.5km trekking, descent 1000m

Cost includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation in mountain huts (typical dorms with shared toilet)
  • 1 night accommodation in a 3* hotel at Balea Lake
  • Guiding services provided by a fully qualified international mountain leader/national mountain guide, fluent in English.
  • Rental of trekking poles (very recommended during the trek).

Cost doesn't include:

  • Transfers to the starting point of the trek and from the finish point of the trek (arrangements can be done, in accordance with the size of the group and your overall program).
  • Meals (Basic menus are available at all mountain huts. For lunch packs, it is possible ordering in advance, at huts, sandwiches or we can bring with us what we need).

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Cost From EUR270/person
270
Total 270 EUR

Trip Facts

  • up to 8 pax
  • arrangements can be done on request
  • 2544m

Contact Details

  • Bana Florin George PFA
  • International Mountain Leader /Tour Guide
  • TransylvaniaRomania
  • +4(0)721273729

Member of:

SGLM

Internationally affiliated to:

UIMLA

Supervisor / Assesor

DofE

Reviews

      I booked Florin, based on the reviews he has on tripadvisor and they proved to be right. Florin was a very good guide, a real professional who amazed me with his knowledge and experiences of the mountains, survival and Romanian history. It was clear that...More

    thumb Marnix B
    12/17/2017

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