The Hidden Gorges of Banat - 5 days
One of the most hidden secrets of the Carpathians: Garliste, Buhui and Caras Gorges!
Join us in a real adventure between 101th and 14th of September 2023!
This tour could be The Experience you are looking for in the Carpathians! We trek in some of the wildest gorges of Romania!
- 399 euro/person for a group of 4 - 10
The package includes:
- 4 nights with breakfast
- 4 lunch packs
- 4 dinners
- licensed English speaking mountain guide
- transportation by minibus
The program of the adventure:
Day 1: We leave from Brasov at 8:00 am and we drive about 7 hours to the Semenic - Cheile Carasului National Park where we stay 4 nights at a 2* guesthouse/hotel, in twin rooms, with private facilities. Welcome dinner! Presentation of the trip at a glass of beer and/or wine! Yes, I know, the night is young...but we try to go to sleep at a "normal" time!
Day 2: Breakfast. Short transfer (about 30 minutes) to Anina town - one of the few towns in Romania whose history is entirely known as it is a relatively young settlement. It was founded on June 24th, 1773, when Austrian colonist families (from Styria, Austria) settled here. They were specialized in producing charcoal, used in the iron and steel plant in Oravita. We start our first day of the adventure crossing the astonishing and wild Garliste Gorges (Cheile Garlistei)! The trek is a medium one, with some narrow passages. Time: about 5 - 7 hours. Transfer back to the guesthouse (about 40 minutes). Lunch pack and dinner.
Day 3: Breakfast. Depening where we are staying we have a short transfer or we start our second day of the adventure directly from the guesthouse. Today we trek crossing the mysterious and mystic Buhui Gorges (Cheile Buhui), than to Iabalcea plateau, one of the most important and spectacular trails from Anina mountains, which are a part of the Semenic-Cheile Carasului National Park. We may visit Comarnic Cave one of the most voluminous caves of Banat and Romania (about 2 hours). The galleries and halls analysed until now totals a length of 5229 m. The cave presents a massive character, consists of monumental halls and large stalagmite formations. We end up the tour in the cosy village of Iabalcea. The trek is a medium one. Time: about 7 - 8 hours. Transfer back to our headquarter (about 40 minutes). Lunch pack and dinner.
Day 4: Breakfast. Transfer to the starting point of our last day of adventure (about 50 minutes). Today we trek crossing the amaizing and impressive Caras Gorges (Cheile Carasului). We have time for a bath in the river! The trek is a medium one, with some narrow passages. Time: about 5 - 6 hours. Transfer back to the guesthouse (about 40 minutes). Lunch pack and farewell dinner.
Day 5: A happy breakfast after this adventure! We drive back to Brasov about 7 hours. On our way we visit The ‘Steam Locomotives’ Museum’ in Resita, the largest technical museum in open air in Europe.
Details about trekking tour:
- optimal time: June - October
- number of participants: minimum 1, maximum 10.
- mountain tour requires a very good physical shape, with resistance to medium effort.
- licensed mountain guide during the entire trekking tour.
- the route could be changed because of the weather conditions.
- Compulsory equipment: waterproof hiking boots and clothes; warm clothes.