We have two words for you: ADVENTURE and FUN!
We invite you to join and celebrate together a fantastic weekend in the spectacular and unique Piatra Craiului National Park.
Where: Piatra Craiului National Park
Available: May - November
Type of activity: trekking, scrambling, climbing
The trek is rated as: medium - difficult
Day 1: Rise and shine early in the morning! We leave to Zarnesti, Brasov county. We enter Piatra Craiului National Park and leave the car in Prapastii. From there we have a two hour hike through the forest, up to Curmatura hut, but first we make a nice stop in Zanoaga meadow.
Now you'll have a first glimpse of the famous sharp ridge...that we'll climb in the next hours. Yes, that's right, you're in for some scrambling and cool action photos!
At the hut we'll enjoy a hot tea, a chocolate bar, and then set sails for one of the highlights of the day: Crapaturii Saddle. Been there many times before but still...it’s impossible not to be fascinated by the greatness of the imposing rock walls around...you'll see what we are talking about.
What's next, you ask? Hmm, this is where the true adventure starts. We prepared some scrambling and basic climbing up to Turnu Peak. Along the way there are some must see viewpoints. Don't wanna miss that, do you?
Turnu Peak (1923 m) is the first important point on the north ridge. The view from up there is simply breathtaking..
There's no reason for rushing things so we'll just relax and enjoy the silence for a few moments. After a session of pictures we'll move on to Ascutit Peak (2136 m) and refuge. That is definitely one of the best places in Piatra Craiului. It makes you feel like you got where only eagles dare....
From the ridge we'll go down to Curmatura hut on a different route, through Padinile Frumoase. In about two hours we should be enjoying a long and deserved rest, sharing impressions from the adventure.
But....the night does not end here folks! No one goes to sleep before tasting the delicious food at the hut and trying the mulled wine!
Accommodation at Curmatura hut, in rooms with bunk beds.
Day 2: Let's make this a day to remember!
Today's program includes hiking up to Piatra Mica Peak (1848 m), one of the most beautiful places in the massif. The way up offers a great view of the whole Piatra Craiului ridge.
You'll get the chance to see the crazy climb we did the day before..
From Piatra Mica we'll descend to Zanoaga meadow for a session of pictures and jokes. Then, in an hour, we'll be back to the car and then on our way for a delicious meal in Zarnesti!
End of program.