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Backpacking Romania, Bucegi mountains - Malaiesti hut area

Backpacking Romania, Bucegi mountains - Malaiesti hut area


The Bucegi Mountains are located in Central Romania, south of the city Brasov. They are part of the Southern Carpathians group of the Carpathian Mountains.
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 (Busteni, Sinaia, Predeal) a popular land for its mountain resorts. 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 a cluster of gigantic stone mushrooms, nicknamed Babele (the old ladies).
The landmark of Bucegi Mountains is a stunning monument that seems to watch over the entire Prahova Valley - The Heroes Cross, built between 1926 - 1928 on top of Caraiman Peak, in the memory of the heroes that died defending the country in the First World War.
The Bucegi Mountains are also known for their colorful diversity in plants. They are the most visited mountains in Romania. You can hike to the highest top, the Omu peak at 2505m and a take roundtrip through the beautiful nature reserves. Most foreign visitors are amazed about the enormous variety of wild plants and flowers all over Romania. You will find all kind of orchids, gentians, campanulas and 12% of the plants are endemic to the Carpathian Mountains.

Backpacking Romania - Circling the Piatra Craiului National Park

Backpacking Romania - Circling the Piatra Craiului National Park

A trekking tour to remember! We started on a sunny day - Saturday - but windy and warm! A perfect day for pictures. Snow: quite a lot, especially on the last day when we went on the other side of National Park, north side - practically we were swimming into the snow at some point, nearby "Umerii Pietrei Craiului"!

Backpacking Romania, Bucegi mountains - Clincea ridge

Backpacking Romania, Bucegi mountains - Clincea ridge

Backpacking Romania, Bucegi mountains - Clincea ridge

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