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Retezat mountains 9 days hiking Tour

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  • Lake Gura AQpei
    / Lake Gura AQpei
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Poiana Pelegii
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Peleaga peak
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Gales Lake
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Retezat peak
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Tents near Bucura lake
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Black goats in Retezat
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Sunset Judele peak
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Gentiana chalet
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Lia lake
    Photo: Arin Pernes, romaniatourism.info
  • / Retezat mountains
    Video: Arin Pernes
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We are crossing the ridge of Retezat mountains in a 9 days trekking tour.
difficult
120 km
42:01 h
7046 m
6233 m
Retezat Mountains, natural rezervation park since 1931 is something different among the Romanian Mountains. Possessing typical glacial relief , with valleys, lakes and glacial domes, but also many gorges, caves and cliffs. Retezat mountains amazes the visitors with his beatiful 80 lakes, among them the largest Bucura Lake and the deepest Zanoaga lake.

Author’s recommendation

A lot of black goats are springing around.Be prepared to take pictures.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Arin Pernes
Updated: September 16, 2016

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2469 m
Lowest point
333 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

Not reccommended to start the trip on foggy weather.

Salvamont:  0SALVAMONT / 0725826668

Tips, hints and links

http://alpinet.org/

http://www.carpati.org/

Start

Gura Apei Lake (1074 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.336776, 22.722288
DMS
45°20'12.4"N 22°43'20.2"E
UTM
34T 634944 5021805
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Destination

Ohaba de sub Piatra

Turn-by-turn directions

First day :Start point from Oradea or Cluj - Deva - Hateg - Lacul Gura Apei (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions ).Trip time around 6 hours. Level difference: around 700 m. Altitude 1091 m. Travelled distance around : 20 km .
SECOND DAY : Gura Apei Lake -Pelegii meadow (stay overnight in tent) .Trip time : around 6 hours. Level difference : around 500 m. Altitude:1600m. Travelled distance : around: 20 km
THIRD DAY : Pelegii Meadow - Bucura Lake (stay overnight in tent ). Travel time : around 2 hours. Level difference: around :400 meters. Altitudes : Pelegii Meadow 1600 m - Bucura Lake 2040m. Travelled distance : around 6 km.
FOURTH DAY : Bucura Lake - Judele Peak - Lacul Zanoaga and retour. Level Difference - 400 meters.Overnight in the same place. Altitudes : Peak Judele :2398 m ;Lake Zanoaga 2010 m. Travelled distance : around 15 km
FIFTH DAY : Bucura Lake - Chalet Gentiana - Chalet Pietrele. Travel time around 4 ore. Level difference : around 600m. Altitudes. Balea Lake 2041 m - Chalet Gentiana 1670 m. Travel Distance : around 15 km. Overnight in tent or chalet Pietrele.
SIXTH DAY: Chalet Pietrele - Lolaia Peak - Peak Retezat - Valley Stinsoara - Chalet Pietrele. we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather condition s .Level difference: around 1000 m .Travel time :around 8 hours. Altitudes: Peak Lolaia 2278 m - Peak Retezat 2482 m - Valley Stinisoara 2.027 m - Chalet Pietrele 1480 m. Travel distance :around 25 km.
SEVENTH DAY : Chalet Pietrele - Pond among the fire trees - Lake Galesu - Peak Papusa - Peak Peleaga - Lake Bucura - Chalet Gentiana - Chalet Pietrele (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions ) Level difference :1100 m. Travel time :around 9 hours. Altitudes :Chalet Pietrele 1480m - Pond among fire trees 1710m - Lake Galesu 2040 m - Peak Papusa 2136 m - Peak Peleaga 2509 m .Travel distance : around 25 km
EIGTH DAY : day of relax , campfire , party.
NINTH DAY : Descend on Pietrelor Valley - Nucsoara - Ohaba de sub Piatra - Cluj or Oradea

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

No

Getting there

You may rent a minibus from Oradea or Deva

Parking

No

Coordinates

DD
45.336776, 22.722288
DMS
45°20'12.4"N 22°43'20.2"E
UTM
34T 634944 5021805
w3w 
///starched.fairground.sprint
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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Arin Pernes
May 15, 2019 · romaniatourism.info

Yes.Plenty of water.No.you can camp at Poiana Pelegii, at Pietrele chalet and at Bucura lake.Yes the route is marked.

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Anders Kruse
May 15, 2019 · Community
Can you drink the water along the way? Can you camp freely in the landscape? Is the route marked?
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
120 km
Duration
42:01h
Ascent
7046 m
Descent
6233 m
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