2-day Trekking in the Ciucas Mountains in Prahova County, near Cheia

Join UMILA Mountain Leader Ioan on this 2-day trek and discover the Ciucas Mountains great views, near Cheia village.

Carpathian Mountains
2 days
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
All Levels


  • Amazing views from the top: more than 10 mountain ranges, on a clear day!

  • Interesting rock formations, combined with alpine meadows full of flowers

  • Narrow gorges through the forest, giving an intense sense of wilderness


Located near Cheia mountain resort, in the Prahova County, the Ciucas Mountains offer a lot of possibilities for hiking and trekking. You can choose from an easy 5-6 hour day hike to 7-9 hours trip or even treks of 2 or more days in the area. I can adapt the trip to your group level and wishes.

The trip is available all year long, but you should come from May to July if you like flowers: this mountain is famous for the Rhododendron flowers (the mountain becomes pink in June!). Or you could come in September – October if you like colored forests, or anytime in winter, if you want to climb safely a spectacular rocky white peak.

For a 2-day trip, we will start the ascent near Cheia village -about 150 km from Bucharest- and reach the highest peak, Ciucas (1954m). From the highest peak, you can see more than 10 mountain ranges all around on a clear day and lots of flowers if you come in spring! On the second day,  we will visit the Gropsoarele ridge.

On the first day, we will spend the night at the Ciucas mountain hut, located at about 1600m, offering great conditions for sleeping and eating. It is also possible to sleep in the tent up on the mountain. You can check the 2-day trip detailed itinerary below. 

This 2- day trip described above requires medium physical shape and normal mountain equipment. From spring to autumn beginners can join too. In winter, the trip would be more demanding because of the snow (snowshoes and/or crampons may be necessary), but the views are even better with snow. However, I can adapt the trip to the group’s needs and also to weather conditions, which can become difficult sometimes.

Please note  1-day trip or more days trip are also available. If you want to spend more days in the area, we have plenty of mountains to visit, so just ask me about it!

So what are you waiting for? Just send me a request and let’s start planning together a great trek in the Ciucas Mountains.