Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
We will start our trek near Cheia village and go through a small gorge and through the forest to reach Bratocea Pass (1260m). From there we will soon be out of the forest and enjoy views all around. We will follow Bratocea ridge to get to the highest peak (Ciucas Peak, 1954m), and from there we will descend on a different route to the Ciucas mountain hut.
From the highest peak, on a clear day you can see more than 10 mountain ranges all around! The position of this mountain, located among the Carpathians, is fantastic.
On the first day, we will have to walk for about 6-7 hours, with about 1000m of positive altitude difference.
The second day we don’t have to climb much (about 400m) to get to another high peak in the area, on the second ridge of the mountain: Gropsoarele. We will have different views up there, and a lot of flowers if you come in spring.
We will follow the rocky ridge for a while, enjoying the view, and then we will enter the forest and descend back to Cheia village, after 5-6 hours of walking.
If you want to spend more days in the area, we have plenty of mountains to visit, so just ask about it!
We can meet in Cheia village, or I can arrange transfer from the airport (Bucharest) or from Brasov area (not included in the price above).
For a 2-day trip, we can stay at a mountain hut, but sleeping in a tent up on the mountain is also possible.
Equipment needed: mountain boots (3 season/winter), rain and wind jacket, spear t-shirt and socks, water and food, head-lamp, etc (we will discuss more about this later).
1- day trip or more days trip are also available (please ask about prices).
For me, mountains are not about high peaks or adrenalin, but about inner peace, joy, freedom and a chance not just to get to know better the nature around you, but also yourself.
I love the wilderness in the Romanian mountains, especially the less known mountains, where you can really get closer to nature, and I would like to give as many people the chance to discover that feeling of being "into the wild".
I have been hiking since childhood, but got much closer to mountains in 2006, when I went on my first solo trip in to the mountains. Since then I have been in countless trips all over Romania, and from time to time in other mountains in Europe.
I am a certified International Mountain Leader (since september 2017), but I have been organizing trips in the mountains since 2011.
I am also a nature photographer and movie maker, the creator of the mountain episodes (broadcasted on TV and also on Youtube) called "Pe poteci, spre inima ta" ("On the trails, toward your heart) - movies about trails and trips in the mountains.
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