Close gates ridge - Hiking in Romania
Close gates ridge - Hiking in Romania

Trekking 2 – a 4-day trip in the Retezat National Park in which we propose the ascension of the Retezat Peak (2482 m), the legendary peak that named the entire massif, and the covering of ground of the most adventurous route in the Retezat Mountains: Portile Inchise Ridge.

Details: Retezat National Park is one of the most visited sightseeing objectives on a national scale. With an uncontested natural patrimony, these are probably the most photogenic mountains in the country.

Accommodation is possible at Pietrele Cabin or tent.

Trail to Retezat Peak - Retezat National Park
Trail to Retezat Peak – Retezat National Park

Day 1- Set out for Pietrele Cabin from the city (there is mutual consent regarding the city from where you will be picked up) via Pietrele Valley.

Day 2 – Ascend to Retezat Peak, reaching the main ridge of the massif by covering the ground of Lolaia Ridge. It is a trudging area of the touristic route, just before the Retezat Peak, where your mountaineering skills will be tested and will pump your adrenaline throughout the trek. You will eventually reach Bucura I Peak and then the Curmatura Bucurii Ravine, from where you will descend to Pietrele Valley towards Pietrele Cabin.

Lolaia ridge in Retezat mountains
Lolaia ridge in Retezat mountains

Day 3- Considering Day 2, acclimatization day, we will cover the ground of the most adventurous touristic route of the Retezat Mountains: Portile Inchise Ridge. Ascension will begin via Galesu Valley, whose upstream is Galesu Lake. The route continues with the possibility of reaching Mare Peak (2463 m). This area’s scenery reveals the entire Galesu glacier cauldron.

Portile Inchise (Close gates) ridge
Portile Inchise (Close gates) ridge

Day 4- Set off for the city (the location is mutually decided).

Close gates ridge - Hiking in Romania
Close gates ridge – Hiking in Romania

Details regarding the expedition:

Best time to travel is June-October;

Between 1-7 participants;

The final price depends on the number of participants;

The price includes: guidance, transportation, tent (in case of camping) and cabin accommodation. In case of cabin accommodation, food can be included.

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