Book with us a once in a lifetime experience! A hiking trip along the crest of the Fagaras Mountains is indeed beautiful, but difficult and challenging!
Did you know?
It is said that the name “Fagaras” is coming from the word “fagar”, an old word which represents a large old beech forest.
In ancient times, the bottom part of the Fagaras Mounatins were covered with Oak forest. Now remains “Dumbrava Vadului”, where, among the oak trees, we have daffodils (Narcissus stellaris), locally known as coprine.
In Fagaras Mountains there is “Mioarelor” galcial lake (2282 m), the highest glacial lake in the Carpathian mountains.
In Fagaras Mountains there are 8 of the 14 peaks of the Carpathian mountains that reach the altitude of 2500 m: Moldoveanu (2544 m), Negoiu (2535 m), Coltul Vistei Mari (2527 m), Lespezi (2522 m), Cornu Caltunului (2510 m), Vanatoarea lui Buteanu (2507 m), Hartopu (2506 m) and Dara (2500 m). Here there are over 42 peaks with altitude between 2400 and 2500 m.
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Brasov – Start point
Transfer Brasov – Sambata de Sus area (approx. 1 hour). On the way we make a stop to buy the food. Complex Sambata (670 m) – Sambata Valley – Valea Sambetei Mountain Hut (1401 m) – Fereastra Mare a Sambetei (2188 m) – Fereastra Mica a Sambetei (2191 m) – approx. 6 hours. From the saddle Fereastra Mare a Sambetei we climb strongly to the west-south-west over the peak Slanina (2268 m), then we descend in Fereastra Mica a Sambetei, where we camp.
Fereastra Mica a Sambetei – Moldoveanu Peak – Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului
Fereastra Mica a Sambetei (2191 m) – Portita Vistei (2380 m) – Vistea Mare Peak (2527 m) – Moldoveanu Peak, the highest peak of Romanian Carpathian chain (2544 m) – Vistea Mare Peak (2527 m) – Podragu Saddle (2307 m) – Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului (2264 m) – approx. 7 hours. Camping. From Portita Vistei we climb steadily on the peak Vistea Mare, the third highest peak in the Fagaras Mountains and in the Romanian Carpathians. From this peak, on the highest sharp edge in the country, we reach, in about 30 minutes, the Moldoveanu Peak, the highest peak in Romania!
Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului – Capra Lake
Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului (2264 m) – Mircii Peak (2461 m) – Nerlinger Memorial (2287 m) – Fereastra Zmeilor – Fereastra Mica a Portitei Arpasului (2175 m) – Capra Saddle ( 2315m) – approx. 7 hours. Camping. Nerlinger Memorial – dating from 1934; Richard Nerlinger and Herta Ruzicka died on 30 of June 1934.
Capra Saddle – Caltun Lake
Capra Saddle (2315 m) – Laitel Peak (2390 m) – Caltun Lake (2135 m) – approx. 4 hours. Camping. Today we have time to enjoy the view of Transfagarasan Highway as know as “the Road to the Sky”, “the Road to the Clouds”, “the Best Driving Road in the World” and even “A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania” and to do a short hike (approx. 1 hour) on the Vanatoarea lui Buteanu Peak (2507 m).
Caltun Lake – Avrig Lake
Caltun Lake (2135 m) – Strunga Doamnei (2342 m) – Negoiu Peak (2538 m) – Cleopatra Saddle (2355 m) – Serbota Peak (2331 m) – Scara Saddle (2146 m) – Scara Peak (2306 m) – Avrig Lake (2007 m) – approx. 8 hours. Camping. From Negoiu Peak (which offers us a magnificent view in all directions), the second peak of Romania, after Moldoveanu we descend to the north-west and after we pass the peak Negoiu Mic (2485 m), we reach Cleopatra Saddle – Saua Cleopatrei (2355 m). Between Saua Cleopatrei and the peak Serbota (2311 m) there is the most difficult marked section of the main ridge of the Fagaras Mountains, Custura Saratii; this section is recommended only to experienced tourists. The guide decides if we follow this route or a secondary one, not so exposed!
Avrig Lake – Sebesu de Sus village – Brasov
Avrig Lake (2007 m) – Portita Avrigului (2178 m) – Suru Saddle (2133 m) – Suru Mountain Hut (1450 m) – Sebesu de Sus village – approx. 6 hours. Transfer to Brasov (approx. 2 hours).
Licensed English speaking mountain guide
Public transportation nearby
Not wheelchair accessible
Not stroller accessible
Not suitable for pets
Infant seats unavailable
Not recommended for people with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for people with heart conditions
Compulsory equipment: waterproof hiking boots and clothes, sleeping bags, tent, warm clothes, hut, gloves, sun cream, sunglasses, walking poles! In case you do not have this equipment we can not do the hike!
Optimal period: July – October.
Important information: We trek between 5 – 8 hours, most of the time up to 2000 m. No need to buy water, we have springs with fresh water on the way. The guide has a heater to cook the food. You have to carry the tent, the food and the sleeping bag.
The route could change because of the weather conditions.
You need to have a very good experience in hiking, especially in endurance.
Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.
The tour starts from Brasov and ends in Brasov.
To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.
We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers.