Since the Carpathian Mountains stretch throughout the entirety of Europe’s twelfth largest country, there are plenty of excellent mountain climbing adventures to choose from.
At 2.544 meters in elevation and situated in the very center of the country, Moldoveanu Peak, is Romania’s tallest mountains and most popular mountain climbing destination. The most popular routes to its summit takes climbers over the Viștea Mare, which at 2.527 meters in elevation, is the country’s third tallest mountain.
Negoiu Peak, which is located nearby to Moldoveanu in the Făgăraș Mountains, is Romania’s second highest mountain and another popular mountain climbing destination. Spending a long weekend in this part of the country should allow ample time to summit all three of the country’s tallest mountains.
While summer is the most popular season for mountain climbing, many guides also offer trips in the winter. Winter climbing in Romania is ideal preparation for taking on higher and more difficult mountains elsewhere in Europe and the world.
During the summer, the Carpathian Mountains offer perfect conditions for climbing. Average daily temperatures range from 13 °C to 18 °C. Temperatures tend to be a bit cooler during the autumn. The summer, however, is also the wettest time of year. Autumn both tend to be a bit drier.
Any trip to Romania will likely begin with a flight into Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP). You can get here via a direct flight from most major European airports. From here, it is easy and scenic to take a train up into the Carpathian mountains and on to your final destination.
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May to September, but mani guides offer winter mountain climbing trips as well.
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