Traverse of Bucegi Mountains (Tour M3)

The Bucegi mountains own their fame to the spectacular landscapes and the accessibility of their routes. Well known for hiking, winter sports and climbing, these mountains are high compact blocks, edged by steep slopes which dominate the Prahova Valley a popular land for its mountain resorts (Busteni, Sinaia, Predeal and Azuga). At a higher elevation is the Bucegi Plateau, where wind and rain have turned the rocks into spectacular figures such as the Sphinx, a rock with the shape of a human-like face, with a lingering and enigmatic smile and Babele( The Old Ladies). The Bucegi Mountains are also known for their colorful diversity in plants. They are the most visited mountains in Romania. Here it is possible to hike to the highest top, the Omu peak at 2505m or to plan a roundtrip through the beautiful nature reserves (Bucegi Natural Park). Most foreign visitors are amazed at the enormous variety of wild plants and flowers all over the place. You will find all kind of orchids, gentians, campanulas and 12% of the plants are endemic to the Carpathian Mountains.

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KEY INFORMATION:

  • Tour Duration: 6 days
  • Group Size: 4-8 people
  • Specialty Category: Hiking&Trekking
  • Difficulty: T3 – Challenging Hiking
  • Season: May-November
  • Airfare included: No
  • Tour Customizable: Yes
  • Price: upon request
  • Package includes:
    • All land transfers by modern minibus;
    • 24/7 services provided by a professional mountain leader-English speaker;
    • 2 nights accommodation at a 3* hotel (BB);
    • 1 night accommodation at 3* pensions (FB);
    • 2 nights accommodation at mountain huts;
    • Entry fees at museums;

TOUR DETAILS:

Day 1

Transfer by modern private minibus from Brasov to Busteni (about 35km).

Trekking on route: Busteni (850m) – Jepii Mari – Piatra Arsa mountain hut (1950m)

Estimated walking time: 4 – 5 hours

Difficulty: demanding (because of the 1100m ascent)

Overnight: Piatra Arsa mountain hut.

Day 2

Trekking on route: Piatra Arsa mountain hut(1950m) – Brana Caprelor – Crucea Eroilor (The Cross of Heroes-2291m) –Babele mountain hut (2206m) – Piatra Arsa mountain hut (1950m)

Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours

Difficulty: medium

Overnight: Piatra Arsa mountain hut.

Day 3

Trekking on route: Piatra Arsa mountain hut(1950m) – Cocora mountain – Pestera Hotel (1525m). Optional, it is possible to visit in the afternoon Ialomita Cave.

Estimated walking time: 3 – 4 hours

Difficulty: medium

Overnight: Pestera Hotel.

Day 4

Trekking on route: Padina mountain hut (1525m) – Obarsia waterfall (2145m)– Pestera Hotel(exploratory trip along Obarsia Valley).

Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours

Difficulty: medium

Overnight: Pestera Hotel.

Day 5

Trekking on route: Padina mountain hut(1525m) – Strunga Saddle (1904m) – Gutanu Glade (1545m) – Moeciu de Sus village (1100m).

Estimated walking time: 6 – 7 hours

Difficulty: medium

Overnight: Moeciu de Sus Village.

Day 6

Transfer by minibus to Brasov. On route we’ll visit Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress.

Overnight: in Brasov.

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