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Hiking trail in the beautiful Fagaras Mountains

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  • / Balea Waterfall
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  • / Tents near capra lake
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  • / Moldoveanu peak
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  • / Balea Lake
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  • / To Negoiu peak
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  • / Transfagarasan
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  • / To Moldoveanu peak
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  • / Landscape Vinatoarea lui Buteanu peak
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  • / Podragu sattle
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  • / Moldoveanu peak
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  • / Balea Waterfall
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  • / Suru chalet
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  • / Negoiu Chalet
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  • / Avrig lake
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  • / Podragu chalet
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  • / Wild Carpathia Fly over Fagaras Mountains
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We are crossing the main ridge of Fagaras Mountains in a wonderful nine days trip. 
difficult
67.4 km
26:20 h
5,321 m
5,071 m
The French explorer Emmanuel de Martonne has named Făgăras mountains, the Alps of Transylvania, a stretch of peaks, holes and saddles which are scattered on an area of around 2.400 km². If you come in Romania for a mountain trip, Făgăras mountains will offer you everything you want. High difficulty level tours, which will put your skills at work, unique landscapes, glacial doms, alpin lakes and out of range flora and fauna.

Author’s recommendation

I advise you to go in group at least 3 persons. Don't go alone!!!

 

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Author
Arin Pernes
Updated: March 14, 2015
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,543 m
Lowest point
437 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The trail is dangerous during fog weather. I would recommend not to start the trip in these conditions.

Single acces point for mountains alert: 0725 - 82.66.68  (easy to remember: 0-SALVAMONT)

Tips, hints and links

http://alpinet.org/

http://www.carpati.org/

Start

Sibiu (443 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.650247, 24.334935
DMS
45°39'00.9"N 24°20'05.8"E
UTM
35T 292342 5058643
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Destination

Simbata

Turn-by-turn directions

FIRST DAY  :Start point Sibiu city - Sebesu de Jos - Suru chalet(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet  depending on weather conditions ).Trip time :around 6 hours.  Level difference  : around 1000 m. Altitude 1425 m. Travelled distance :around 20 km .
SECOND DAY  : Suru chalet - Avrig Lake - Negoiu chalet (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions ).Trip time :around 9 hours.  Level difference  : around 600 m. Altitudes:1425m Suru Chalet- 2011m Avrig Lake - Negoiu chalet 1540m. Travelled distance :around 30 km
THIRD DAY  : Negoiu Chalet - Shepherd gorge - Refugee Caltun - Bilea chalet(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet  depending on weather conditions ).Trip time :around 8 hours.  Level difference  : around:1000 metri Altitudes : Negoiu chalet 1450 m - Refugee Caltun 2151m - Laitel Peak 2510m - Lake Balea 2040m. Travelled distance :around 25 km.
FOURTH DAY  : Bilea Lake - Bilea Waterfall and retour. The distance is covered with telecabin. Overnight in the same place.
FIFTH DAY  : Bilea Lake - Capra Chalet - Bilea Lac. Trip time :around 5 hours. Level difference : around 600m. Altitudes. Balea Lake 2041 m - Chalet Capra 1541 m. Travelled distance : around 20 km.Overnight in the same place
SIXTH DAY:  Bilea Lake - Lake Capra - Dragon's Pane - Podragului Valley - Chalet Podragu. Overnight in chalet Podragu. Level Difference : around 300 m .Travel time :around 6 hours. Altitudes: Balea Lake 2041 m - Dragon's Pane 2175 m - Podragului Valley 2307 m - Chalet Podragu 2136 m. Travelled distance :around 15 km.
SEVENTH DAY  : Podragu chalet - Vistea Mare - Moldoveanu - Ucea Mare - Peak Galasescu little - Simbata window - Chalet Simbata (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet  depending on weather conditions ) Level difference :1100 m. Trip time : around 9 hours. Altitudes:Chalet Podragu 2136m - Vistea Mare 2527 m - Moldoveanu 2543 m - Ucea Mare 2434m - Galasescu Mic 2433 m - Chalet Simbata 1401 m. Travelled distance : around 25 km
EIGHTH DAY  :Day of relax, campfire, party.
NINTH DAY  : Descend on the Simbata Valley - Simbata - Sibiu

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus between Sibiu and Sebesu de Jos.

For actual information please visit http://www.autogari.ro/Transport/Sibiu-SebesudeJos

Parking

You may park your car in Sibiu, hotel private parking.

Coordinates

DD
45.650247, 24.334935
DMS
45°39'00.9"N 24°20'05.8"E
UTM
35T 292342 5058643
w3w 
///deluged.charismatic.retractor
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Mountain tent, sleeping bag, waterproof boots, isolier, rucksack, food for 9 days, aluminium flask, rain cloak, thick clothes, very good physical condition

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Reviews

5.0
(1)
Bert Claeys
June 25, 2019 · Community
Hi, me and my girlfriend are planning a 7 day trip to Romania. Can you recommend any nice hike of 5days? We would like it to be rather challenging cause we tend to do lots of sport.
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Thomas Wurster
September 26, 2017 · Community
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Completed this Route on September 10, 2017
tanyak
September 19, 2017 · Community
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Suru-Hütte
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Blick vom Negoiu-Gipfel
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Wegstück mit Kettensicherung
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Caltun See
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Weg zwischen Cabana Negoiu und Balea Lac
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See am Abstieg vom Moldoveanu-Gipfel
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Suru-Hütte
Blick vom Negoiu-Gipfel
Wegstück mit Kettensicherung
Caltun See
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
67.4 km
Duration
26:20h
Ascent
5,321 m
Descent
5,071 m
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