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Tue 13 Aug - Sun 18 Aug 2013


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Day 1, Tue 13 Aug 2013

International departure from London

A local Charity Challenge rep will meet us on arrival in Bucharest for the three-hour bus transfer to the medieval city of Brasov. Take in the impressive Romanian countryside as we head for the village of Bran, where we will have our first team dinner and spend the night in a local pension. (Please note that today’s lunch is not included).


Day 2, Wed 14 Aug 2013

Trek in Moieciu pastoral area (approximately 5-7 hours)

Let’s trek! We start the day by heading off into the Bran-Rucar Corridor, nestled in the hilly region between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Massifs. The route takes in some of Romania’s richest pastoral areas, dotted with shepherds’ huts. The uninterrupted views of the most spectacular massifs in the Southern Carpathians will spur us on, before we return to Bran for dinner and another night in the pension.


Day 3, Thu 15 Aug 2013

Bucegi Massif (approximately 7 – 8 hours)

Expect to be challenged as we head towards the western wall of the Bucegi massif. Today’s route begins in picturesque Gutanu, as we climb a steep ridge at more than 2,000m. It’s onwards and upwards to the day’s highest peak – Varful Batrana (2,189m). After a picnic, we descend from Strunga Saddle to the village of Moieciu de Sus before heading to our pension for dinner and overnight.


Day 4, Fri 16 Aug 2013

Dracula’s Castle (approximately 4 – 5 hours)

Originally built in the 14th century, Dracula’s Bran Castle was renovated in the 19th Century by the Romanian royal family. From here we trek towards Magura, stopping for a picnic lunch on a ridge which overlooks the pretty village. We descend through meadows, grazing lands and pine forests back to our pension, for a presentation on the Large Carnivore Project.


Day 5, Sat 17 Aug 2013

Piatra Craiului National Park (approximately 7 – 8 hours)

We set off from the foot of King’s Rock Mountain in Piatra Craiului National Park for the final day. The route is tough and there are ropes. Climbing kit and technical training are not required, however you must be fit and mentally prepared. The highest peak is Piatra Mica (1,800m), where we will rest. A steep descent leads to Zanoaga Meadow and Zarnesti Gorges. Dinner and overnight at pension.


Day 6, Sun 18 Aug 2013

Depart for UK

Proud of having conquered the Transylvanian Alps, we transfer back to Bucharest for lunch (time permitting) and then board our flight back to the UK. Saying goodbye to new found friends and trekking partners will be tough, so be sure to exchange contact details before parting ways.


Important information

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group, and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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