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Active trekking tour in Fagaras Mountains - 8 days

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This is a 7 day trekking tour and, during this time, you have the opportunity to cross the most important massif of Romania: Fagaras Mountains.

Rates:

  • 699 euro/person for a group of 10
  • 820 euro/person for a group of 8
  • 860 euro/person for a group of 6
  • 969 euro/person for a group of 4

The package includes:

  • accommodation and boarding as mentioned
  • transfer to/from Bucharest airport
  • private transfers throughout the trip
  • licensed mountain guide (english language)
  • VAT and all local taxes

Not included:

  • drinks, entrance fees

DESCRIPTION & FEATURES OF THE TREKKING TOUR

This is a 8 day trekking tour and, during this time, you have the opportunity to cross the most important massif of Romania, Fagaras Mountains, climbing the highest peaks of the Romanian Carpathians: Moldoveanu (2545 m), Negoiu (2535 m) and Vistea Mare (2527 m). Accommodation: chalets and boarding houses.

Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest. Transfer to Brasov (200 km). Accommodation to 3 stars pension. Brasov walking tour. Traditional Romanian dinner. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films.

Day 2: Breakfast. Transfer Brasov – Porumbacu de Sus Village (140 km). We start our first day of trekking tour in Carphatian Mountains walking to a very nice location in Fagaras Mountains, Negoiu Chalet (1540 m): duration 4 – 5 hours, medium, uphill 800 m. Lunch to go. Accommodation to Negoiu Chalet (shower and toilets on the hall). Dinner. The first “Negoiu Cottage” was built in 1881 by the Transylvanian Carpathian Society (SKV) in Sibiu and inaugurated in September 10 the same year as one of the first cottages appeared in our Carpathians.

Day 3: Breakfast. During this day we climb the second highest peak of Romania, Negoiu, with the altitude of 2535 m: duration 4 - 5 hours, medium to hard, uphill 1000 m. Lunch to go. We continue our trekking tour to Balea Lake: duration 4 - 5 hours, medium to hard, excellent view throughout the day, uphill/downhill walk: 1.200 m/1.100 m. Accommodation to Balea Chalet in double room, private facilities. Dinner. The cauldron ice age is sheltering the emblematic Balea Lake (4.6 ha, altitude 2034 m) with the most beautiful mountain challet, is by far the most important sports center on altitude in Romanian Carpathians. It is located in the heart of Fagaras Mountains.

Day 4: Breakfast. Balea Lake Chalet – Capra Lake – Vanatoarea lui Buteanu Peak – Balea Lake Chalet. We climb another peak over 2500 m high, Vanatoarea lui Buteanu (2507 m) which offer us one of the most spectacular panoramic views over Fagaras Mountains. Lunch to go. Duration: 4-5 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 500 m. Accommodation at chalet&dinner.

Day 5: Breakfast. Balea Lake Chalet – Podragu Chalet (2136 m), on the main ridge of Fagaras Mountains. Lunch to go. Duration: 5-6 hours, medium to hard, nice landscape, uphill/downhill walk: 1.100 m/1.000 m. Accommodation at chalet in a room with 12-20 beds: toilets on the hall, cold water, no showers available. It is a basic mountain hut. Dinner. The current Podragu cottage was built in the years 1948-1949 by the National Bank of Romania for its employees, being opened in 1950. Currently it is used as tourist cottages.

Day 6: Breakfast. Podragu Chalet – Moldoveanu Peak and return. We climb the highest peak of the Romanian Carpathians, Moldoveanu Peak (2545 m) as well as Vistea Mare Peak, the third highest peak of Romania. Lunch to go. Duration: 6-7 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 500 m. Accommodation at chalet. Dinner.

Day 7: Breakfast. Podragu Chalet – Podragu Valley – Victoria town. Lunch to go. Duration: 5-6 hours, downhill walk: 1400 m. Transfer to Bucharest (about 350 km). Accommodation. City tours by night. Dinner. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris"), Bucharest, Romania's largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis.

Day 8: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

Details about trekking tour:
- optimal time: July - October
- mountain tour requires a good physical shape, with resistance to medium effort but for long duration
- note that you should personally carry your baggage from day 5 to day 7 
- accommodation is done in mountain chalets and boarding houses
- licensed mountain guide during the entire trekking tour
- the route could be changed because of the weather conditions
- dead line for booking with 28 days before the trip starts.
- Compulsory equipment: waterproof hiking boots and clothes; warm clothes.

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