Bucegi Mountains – The Carpathians

Boots, sleeping bag, tent and camera quickly squeezed in the backpack and we are ready for a well desired mountain trek in the Carpathians – this time Bucegi mountains.

Like every interesting trip, this one also kept the surprise factor by deciding the route just before starting it.
After a just-two-hour sleep we decided to choose a longer trip until the highest peak, Omu 2505m, and then visit the famous Babele & Sfinx, Bucegi’s mainstream attractions – where you could get without hiking, with gondola lift.

Starting from Bran, the north-east part of the mountains, we had followed the yellow triangle to Omu peak (7-8h) and then yellow line for Omu peak -> Sfinx (2h) – the place where we would had wanted to camp. See map here

From the place we started:

In the backround the Piatra Craiului mountains
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The Bucegi mountains are one of the most visited ones in the Carpathians, the tourists are very frequent.
Take a lot of water with you (minimum 2L). Above the forest you cannot find any water except the Omu peak, from the hut.
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From the category “What else you can find at ~2000m” 🙂
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These formations can be found all over Bucegi, but nor in the other Carpathian mountains.
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Sheep with dogs and somewhere the shepherd. As precaution I recommend you to have the anti-dog pepper spray with you. You never now if those dogs are monsters inside.
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We took out the stoke, preserves and sausage and made a perfect dinner. A little bit more than in the picture.
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.. and some beers from the hut 🙂 From here there are ~2h walking until Sfinx&Babele.
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If you look closely you can observe that this rock close to the Omu peak is a face (eyes + nose + mouth), maybe the reason they named the peak Omu (“The man”).
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That moment when you are exhausted, but you don’t care, you just look at the sunset and you promise yourself that you will spend even more weekends like this.
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The well-known Sfinx, a natural rock formation which looks like a man skull.
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Sheep at sunset. I had taken the last photos and then just install the tent, drink wine with cheese, watch the stars and chat with friends.. without apps.
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This was our trip in the Bucegi mountains 🙂
Iua, Andra, Marius and me

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Usually when I'm in the mood I write 'Biographical Info' about me. Maybe next week.
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