Fagaras Mountains, Sambata de Sus
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Făgăraș Mountains, are the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians, in Romania. The highest peaks are:They are bordered in the north by the Făgăraș Depression, through which the Olt river flows, and in the west by the Olt Valley . Most people wanting to hike on the Moldoveanu leave from the town of Victoria, in other areas Făgăraș Mountains - Arpasu de Jos, Porumbacu de Jos, Avrig. Despite its name, Făgăraș, located 20 km to the north, is not the nearest town to the mountain range. Other important cities are Brașov and Sibiu.A road called the Transfăgărășan runs across the Făgăraș Mountains. It is generally open only between June and September, due to unfavorable weather conditions in the rest of the year.You can find many glacier lakes in the Făgăraș Mountains. Bâlea is the largest lake. The highest lake is in the Hărtopul Leaotei glacial valley. The deepest glacial lake is Podragu . Other lakes: Urlea, Capra .The Făgăraș Mountains are a very popular hiking, trekking and skiing destination in Romania. In the vicinity of the Negoiu, and in the central part of the band take the rocky nature of the mountains, and reaching the main ridge trail there are technical difficulties and exposure. Somewhat difficult part of the trail is a "Three steps from the death" running the main ridge by ridge Custura Arpaşului the lake Capra . Also a bit challenging is one of the ways to Negoiu - Strunga Dracului. The most difficult section of the ridge Custura Sărăţii between Șerbota and Şaua Cleopatrei pass . At the root of the fire is under Șerbota several meters of steel cable handrail, on the other part there are no artificial enhancements.
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  • Lots of beautiful trees, stunning mountains, mini waterfalls and quaint little villages - a lovely place to visit. 
  • We spent 5 lovely days hiking on the Fagaras Crest, stopping at refuges. We spent the first night at Suru (which is rather a cottage - the owner is friendly and welcoming) which is about a 2-3h hike a...  more »
  • I’ll try to remember one of my best experience in my life with the most perfect mountain walk for 6-7 days in Romania on Fagaras cliffs where are the especially views and days you can’t forget in your...  more »