Fagaras Mountains in November

A half-day tour in the highest mountains in Romania

(pictures taken with mobile phone)

It was Saturday, 11 o’clock in the morning, when we were in Curtea de Arges (read more about the city here – ); the weather was gorgeous, clear blue sky, so clear that you could see the horizon. All morning the Fagaras Mountains were screaming for us to pay them a visit. It’s beautiful to be in Curtea de Arges, when the sky is clear; you can see a large portion of the Fagaras mountain chain, and you feel that the mountains are very close.

Fagaras Moutains, view from a village near Curtea de Arges

They are at a distance of almost 30 km (18 miles). Keeping in mind that this is a relatively short distance, we rapidly gathered a group, took a car and started our unexpected journey. To reach the high part of the mountains we had to go by car for almost 80 km (50 miles). The road climbs up to 2000 meters (6500 feet) in altitude.  It was the best decision of the week. The mountains were beautiful, surrounded by an amazing tranquility.

 To Lake Caltun Relatively easy trail with unique views on the southern slope

We had started out tour at 2 o’clock, after which we had to walk for almost 5 hours from the Capra Cottage to the Lake Caltun and then to the Balea Lac Cottage.


It was a little cold but we enjoyed it a lot. We felt the peace, the harmony, the nice taste of autumn, its beautiful warm colors and the wind that told us where we were – Fagaras Mountains, the highest mountains in Romania.

Lespezi Negoiu

The trip was short but very energizing.


Find out more about this beautiful place in the dedicated section.