Composed of verdant mountain meadows and forests as well as rocky granite outcroppings, the Bucegi Mountains serve as the perfectly scenic backdrop for any rock climbing adventure. Head to Bucegi Natural Park or the Prahova Valley for incredible scenic approaches to the stunning ascents. Numerous interesting rock formations add to the magic of the journey
Best time to visit:
June to October
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What’s the weather like?
During the summer months, the average daily temperature ranges from 18 ºC (64 ºF) to 24 º (75 ºF). Summer is also the wettest time of year, with an average of six rainy days per month
How to get there:
Any trip to the Bucegi Mountains will begin with a flight into Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP), just north of the capital Bucharest. From here, Brașov (the starting point for most trips to this mountain range) is easily accessible by train or bus
Sitting in central Romania, at the very heart of the country, the Bucegi Mountains make up part of the Southern Carpathian Mountains. The mountain range features deeply glaciated valleys and pristine limestone climbing surfaces. The Bucegis have numerous cliff walls ranging from 900 to 1,500 vertical meters (3,000 to 5,000 feet) in height and attract climbers from throughout the country and region. While summer is the most popular time to visit the mountain range, many climbers opt to head to the Bucegis in the winter as well. The area is frequently used by climbers preparing to ascend some of the continent’s highest peaks the following summer. Omu, the highest mountain in the range, is frequented by beginner climbers, since it is not overly technical and mostly requires scrambling. More advanced rock climbers may opt to head to Caraiman (2,384 meters/7,821 feet), the Morar Needles or the Ţigăneşti Towers to test out their climbing skills
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