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Tue 16 Jul - Sun 21 Jul 2019

In aid of Mind



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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Tue 16 Jul 2019

International departure from London

After months of training, the big day finally arrives as you meet your fellow trekkers and your Mind Charity Rep at London Heathrow airport. Upon arrival in Romania, you will be greeted by the local Charity Challenge crew for the three-hour bus transfer to the medieval city of Brasov. Take in the impressive Romanian countryside as you head for the village of Bran, where you will have your first team dinner. (Please note that today’s lunch is not included).

Overnight: camping


Day 2, Wed 17 Jul 2019

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

Let’s trek! You'll 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 you on before returning to the campsite for dinner.

Overnight: camping


Day 3, Thu 18 Jul 2019

Bucegi Massif (approximately 7 – 8 hours)

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

Overnight: camping


Day 4, Fri 19 Jul 2019

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 you'll trek towards Magura, stopping for a picnic lunch on a ridge which overlooks the pretty village. The trek descends through meadows, grazing lands and pine forests. 

Overnight: camping


Day 5, Sat 20 Jul 2019

Postavaru Massif (approximately 5-6 hours)

This morning you will start your final day of trekking from the Poiana Brasov ski resort, perched on a shoulder of the picturesque Postavaru Massif. After an initial climb the path follows a long-wooded ridge with views over the surrounding mountains. Stopping for a picnic lunch, you’ll continue your descent all the way to the centre of Brasov crossing the medieval centre, one of the best preserved in Romania, to your accommodation.  

Once you've completed your incredible challenge, you will have time to freshen up ahead of your celebratory dinner where you can mark your amazing achievements!

Overnight: hotel


Day 6, Sun 21 Jul 2019

Depart for UK

Proud of having conquered the Transylvanian Alps, you'll be transferred back to Bucharest for lunch (time permitting) and then board your 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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