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Day 1 Arrive Bucharest and drive 2 hrs to Inn on Balaban See (Bran) or Bella Muzica See (Brasov)
Day 2 Local visits to Bran Castle and Rasnov fortified village. Preparation for hiking.
Day 3 Depart by four wheel jeep to starting point of 3-day/2-night hike in Piatra Craiului Range and sleep (weather permitting) on ridge line.
Day 4 Descend and start-up Fagaras Range; encounter wildlife and shepherds. Sleep in a shepherd's shelter or mountain refuge.
Day 5-6 Continue on Fagaras ridgelines and descend. Sleep in Sibiu or Brasov depending on point of descent.
Day 7 Return to Bucharest and stay at Athenee Palace See
Day 8 Depart
Actual schedule and routes to be determined by weather conditions and the expertise or fitness of group members. Groups can be divided for short or long distances in remote and wild areas. Hiking guides are selected for their expertise and mountain rescue training.
ELITE TRAVELER TOUR FEATURES (here)
Note: Travelers may wish to independently extend their stay in Bucharest
East of it are the Piatra Craiului and Bucegi ranges for either expert of intermediagte hiking. West are the Retezat and Apuseni ranges.
Romania is also a country of caves, counting almost 12,000, many of which contain ancient human (oldest: 30-40,000 yrs old) and ice-age great bear (oldest: 75,000 yrs old) fossils.
Highly competent volunteer mountain rescue services, the Salvamont, are on 24 hr call year-round.
Photo Credit: A. Posedaru & D. Dimancescu