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
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.
From the category “What else you can find at ~2000m” 🙂
These formations can be found all over Bucegi, but nor in the other Carpathian mountains.
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.
We took out the stoke, preserves and sausage and made a perfect dinner. A little bit more than in the picture.
.. and some beers from the hut 🙂 From here there are ~2h walking until Sfinx&Babele.
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”).
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.
The well-known Sfinx, a natural rock formation which looks like a man skull.
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.
This was our trip in the Bucegi mountains 🙂
Iua, Andra, Marius and me
Usually when I'm in the mood I write 'Biographical Info' about me. Maybe next week.
Of course, with a backpack.
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