We are crossing the main ridge of Fagaras Mountains in a wonderful nine days trip.
The French explorer Emmanuel de Martonne has named Făgăras mountains, the Alps of Transylvania, a stretch of peaks, holes and saddles which are scattered on an area of around 2.400 km². If you come in Romania for a mountain trip, Făgăras mountains will offer you everything you want. High difficulty level tours, which will put your skills at work, unique landscapes, glacial doms, alpin lakes and out of range flora and fauna.
I advise you to go in group at least 3 persons. Don't go alone!!!
Best time of year
The trail is dangerous during fog weather. I would recommend not to start the trip in these conditions.
Single acces point for mountains alert: 0725 - 82.66.68 (easy to remember: 0-SALVAMONT)
Mountain tent, sleeping bag, waterproof boots, isolier, rucksack, food for 9 days, aluminium flask, rain cloak, thick clothes, very good physical condition
Tips, hints and links
Sibiu (443 m)
35T 292342 5058643
FIRST DAY :Start point Sibiu city - Sebesu de Jos - Suru chalet(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions ).Trip time :around 6 hours. Level difference : around 1000 m. Altitude 1425 m. Travelled distance :around 20 km . SECOND DAY : Suru chalet - Avrig Lake - Negoiu chalet (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions ).Trip time :around 9 hours. Level difference : around 600 m. Altitudes:1425m Suru Chalet- 2011m Avrig Lake - Negoiu chalet 1540m. Travelled distance :around 30 km THIRD DAY : Negoiu Chalet - Shepherd gorge - Refugee Caltun - Bilea chalet(we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions ).Trip time :around 8 hours. Level difference : around:1000 metri Altitudes : Negoiu chalet 1450 m - Refugee Caltun 2151m - Laitel Peak 2510m - Lake Balea 2040m. Travelled distance :around 25 km. FOURTH DAY : Bilea Lake - Bilea Waterfall and retour. The distance is covered with telecabin. Overnight in the same place. FIFTH DAY : Bilea Lake - Capra Chalet - Bilea Lac. Trip time :around 5 hours. Level difference : around 600m. Altitudes. Balea Lake 2041 m - Chalet Capra 1541 m. Travelled distance : around 20 km.Overnight in the same place SIXTH DAY: Bilea Lake - Lake Capra - Dragon's Pane - Podragului Valley - Chalet Podragu. Overnight in chalet Podragu. Level Difference : around 300 m .Travel time :around 6 hours. Altitudes: Balea Lake 2041 m - Dragon's Pane 2175 m - Podragului Valley 2307 m - Chalet Podragu 2136 m. Travelled distance :around 15 km. SEVENTH DAY : Podragu chalet - Vistea Mare - Moldoveanu - Ucea Mare - Peak Galasescu little - Simbata window - Chalet Simbata (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions ) Level difference :1100 m. Trip time : around 9 hours. Altitudes:Chalet Podragu 2136m - Vistea Mare 2527 m - Moldoveanu 2543 m - Ucea Mare 2434m - Galasescu Mic 2433 m - Chalet Simbata 1401 m. Travelled distance : around 25 km EIGHTH DAY :Day of relax, campfire, party. NINTH DAY : Descend on the Simbata Valley - Simbata - Sibiu
Bus between Sibiu and Sebesu de Jos.
For actual information please visit http://www.autogari.ro/Transport/Sibiu-SebesudeJos
You may park your car in Sibiu, hotel private parking.