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Fagaras Mountains Hiking Expedition in the Transylvanian Alps

Fagaras Mountains Hiking Expedition in the Transylvanian Alps
Fagaras Mountains Hiking Expedition in the Transylvanian Alps
Fagaras Mountains Hiking Expedition in the Transylvanian Alps
Fagaras Mountains Hiking Expedition in the Transylvanian Alps

Join a certified local guide on an amazing 6-day expedition across the Fagaras Mountains. Cross over Moldoveanu, the highest peak in Romania, and spend the night in gorgeous campsites surrounded by stunning nature on this unique hiking adventure in the Transylvania Alps.


6 Days

Jul - Oct




* Discover the pristine wilderness of the Fagaras Mountains.

* Explore the wild mountains of the Transylvania Alps.

* Climb to the top of Moldoveanu, Romania's highest mountain.

* Enjoy time in nature, sleeping in tents, and drinking from freshwater springs.


Discover the most amazing mountain region in Romania on this 6-day hiking expedition that will take you to discover the Fagaras Mountains in the stunning Transylvanian Alps.

On this 6-day adventure, we will set off from Brasov on an intensive hiking journey that will take us all the way up to Moldoveanu (which at 2,544 m (8,346 ft) is the highest mountain in the country) and across the Fagaras Mountains. On the way, sparkling lakes, winding rivers, and glacial sceneries. We will spend the night in tents, right in the thick of the vibrant nature of the region.  You can find a detailed day-to-day itinerary below which may change if weather conditions require it.

Every day, we will trek between 5 – 8 hours, most of the time with a vertical gain of 2000 m.  Additionally, you will have to carry the tent, the food, and the sleeping bag. Therefore, to join this expedition, you need to have very good hiking experience and endurance. Luckily, we will have springs with fresh drinking water on the way, and the effort will be well worth it.

Join one of our guides on this amazing Fagaras Mountains Hiking Expedition in the Transylvania Alps and discover Romania’s wildest and prettiest side!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Camping equipment tents

Price details

The package includes:

-Transfers on day 1 and day 6

-Licensed English speaking mountain guide

-Rent a tent

Not included: food, drinks, personal expenses


Day 1: Brasov- Fereastra Mica a Sambetei

Transfer from Brasov to Sambata de Sus (approx. 1 hour). On the way, we will stop to buy food.
Complex Sambata (670 m) – Sambata Valley – Valea Sambetei Mountain Hut (1401 m) – Fereastra Mare a Sambetei (2188 m) – Fereastra Mica a Sambetei (2191 m) – approx. 6 hours. From the saddle Fereastra Mare a Sambetei, we will climb to the west-south-west over  Slanina peak(2268 m), than we will descend in Fereastra Mica a Sambetei, where we will set up camp.

Day 2: Moldoveanu Peak

Fereastra Mica a Sambetei (2191 m) – Portita Vistei (2380 m) – Vistea Mare Peak (2527 m) – Moldoveanu Peak, the highest peak of Romanian Carpathian chain (2544 m) – Vistea Mare Peak (2527 m) – Podragu Saddle (2307 m) – Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului (2264 m) – approx. 7 hours. Camping.
From Portita Vistei, we will climb steadily on the Vistea Mare peak, the third highest peak in the Fagaras Mountains and in the Romanian Carpathians.

From there, on the highest sharp edge in the country, we will reach Moldoveanu Peak, the highest peak in Romania!

Day 3: Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului-Nerlinger Memorial

Lake Iezerul Podul Giurgiului (2264 m) – Mircii Peak (2461 m) – Nerlinger Memorial (2287 m) – Fereastra Zmeilor – Fereastra Mica a Portitei Arpasului (2175 m) – Capra Saddle (2315m) – approx. 7 hours. Campsite on
Nerlinger Memorial – dating from 1934.

Day 4: Transfagarasan Highway-Vanatoarea lui Buteanu Peak

Capra Saddle (2315 m) – Laitel Peak (2390 m) – Caltun Lake (2135 m) – approx. 4 hours. Camping.

Today we have time to enjoy the view of Transfagarasan Highway, know as “the Road to the Sky”, “the Road to the Clouds”, “the Best Driving Road in the World” and even “A spectacular Monument to Earth-Moving Megalomania” and to do a short hike (approx. 1 hour) on the Vanatoarea lui Buteanu Peak (2507 m).

Day 5: Caltun Lake-Avrig Lake

Caltun Lake (2135 m) – Strunga Doamnei (2342 m) – Negoiu Peak (2538 m) – Cleopatra Saddle (2355 m) – Serbota Peak (2331 m) – Scara Saddle (2146 m) – Scara Peak (2306 m) – Avrig Lake (2007 m) – approx. 8 hours. Camping.

From Negoiu Peak (which offers us a magnificent view in all directions), the second peak of Romania, after Moldoveanu we descend to the north-west and after, we will pass Negoiu Mic (2485 m) peak. From there, we will reach Cleopatra Saddle – Saua Cleopatrei (2355 m). Between Saua Cleopatrei and Serbota (2311 m) peak, there is the most difficult marked section of the main ridge of the Fagaras Mountains, Custura Saratii; this section is recommended only to experienced hikers. The guide will evaluate whether to take this route or another, less exposed one.

Day 6: Avrig Lake-Brasov

Avrig Lake (2007 m) – Portita Avrigului (2178 m) – Suru Saddle (2133 m) – Suru Mountain Hut (1450 m) – Sebesu de Sus village – approx. 6 hours. Transfer to Brasov (approx. 2 hours).


Equipment you will need to bring

waterproof hiking boots and clothes, sleeping bags, tent, warm clothes, hut, gloves, sun cream, sunglasses, walking poles! If you do not have this equipment, we cannot do the hike!


What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

You have to have a very good experience in hiking!

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

Medical and storno insurance.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

July - middle of October.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

The guide decides.

About the guide

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Active Travel



Tour Operator

We offer unique private and small group tours from general touring to wildlife viewing, to wilderness trips around Romania. Our main goal is to promote responsible, sustainable and durable tourism in Romania. Active Travel is committed to creating more opportunities to showcase the natural beauty of Romania while preserving these natural assets for future generations. Conservation and tourism do not have to be at odds. We have a vision for ecotourism that brings people into contact with nature, not in conflict with nature.


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What people are saying about Active Travel



Active Travel (Marian) was outstanding from start to finish. Every query, every phone call or WhatsApp was answered within minutes. Would highly recommend. A first claw service.



Great guide in a beautiful place. Very well organizef

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