2 or 3 Day Hiking Trip in Fagaras Mts: Negoiu or Moldoveanu Peak

Marian With: Marian 56
Join me on this hiking trip in Romania's most beautiful, largest and wildest mountains - also known as Transylvania's Alps: Fagaras Mts! Home to the famous Transfagarasan Road, there are 8 peaks over 2,500m altitude including the highest in Romania, Moldoveanu Peak. Fagaras Mts are challenging and a "must do" for passionate hikers who want to summit the highest peaks in Romania - LET'S GO!

Moments to expect in the hiking tour in Transylvania's Alps:

  • Day 1: Enter Fagaras Mountains

    Day 1: Enter Fagaras Mountains

    We start from Brasov and enter the impressive Fagaras Mts from the North: if Transfagarasan Road is open for driving - we drive on 'the best road in the world'! If not, we take the cable car up to Balea Lake at 2,200m altitude [tickets not included!]. After we settle in our accommodation, we get ready to conquer the main ridge of Fagaras Mts. on a 4-6 hour introductory hike. The views are breathtaking and worth every minute!

  • Day 2: Hike in Transylvania's Alps

    Day 2: Hike in Transylvania's Alps

    As the tour is private you can choose to spend the 2nd day in the heights of Fagaras Mts and summit some of the highest peaks in Romania! The air is fresh, cool and the thrill of discovery pushes us forward! We admire nature's beauty and discover crystal blue glacial lakes. Fagaras Mts. are the most challenging, wild and exciting for hikers so please don't underestimate them and come prepared for an adventure!

  • Summit Negoiu, the 2nd highest in Romania

    Summit Negoiu, the 2nd highest in Romania

    If you're up for it, on this trip we can summit Negoiu Peak at 2,535m! First we drive to Porumbacu de Sus village and hike our way up to Negoiu Chalet at 1,540 m [room with 4 beds, shower and toilets on the hall, warm food]. Duration 4 – 5 hours, medium difficulty, uphill 800 m. On the 2nd day we conquer Negoiu Peak going through - in my opinion - the most beautiful trails in Fagaras Mts! 4 - 5h, medium to hard, uphill 1000 m, with a lunch pack. Then we descend back to our car and return to Brasov.
    [please let me know when booking if you want this so I can book beds]

  • [alternative] Day 2: Vidraru Dam & Stan's Gorge

    [alternative] Day 2: Vidraru Dam & Stan's Gorge

    If Transfagarasan Road is open for driving we have the option to continue on the road to the South side of Fagaras Mts to the beautiful Vidraru Dam for some amazing pictures and views! Then, we begin hiking in the beautiful Stan Valley Canyon (which also has a via ferrata route - no technical equipment needed) where we come in close contact with virgin nature deep inside Fagaras Mts! You will have a real mountaineering experience here with some adrenaline too - a 4-6 hour route.

  • [3-day Tour Extension] Summit Moldoveanu Peak, the highest in Romania!

    [3-day Tour Extension] Summit Moldoveanu Peak, the highest in Romania!

    If you extend this trip to 3d/2n then we have enough time to summit Moldoveanu Peak at 2,545m! The trip will turn into a mountain adventure as we will hike 6-7h each day with significant altitude differences going on the ridges of Fagaras Mts on rocky trails. The hikes will be challenging and there will be dangerous sections. A very good physical condition is required and moderate hiking experience. Oh but the views, the reward and the adventure to conquer Romania's highest peak will be worth it -- if you're up for it!
    Alternatively we can continue hiking in Fagaras Mts - plenty of trails and peaks to choose from, such as Negoiu (2nd highest)!
    [extra cost 270 Euro / person on booking page]

  • Accommodation at Balea Cabin or Podragu Cabin

    Accommodation at Balea Cabin or Podragu Cabin

    Depending on which trail you want to do, you can spend 1 night in Balea Cabin (double rooms with en-suite bathroom) or Podragu Cabin (mountain cabin deep in Fagaras Mts. with shared dormitories, toilets, no showers and bunk beds. MUST have sleeping bag. Serves warm food). These are the only places to stay in the area and there is a lot of demand for them from hikers all over the world so, please -- book min 2-3 weeks in advance to secure your spots!

Tour price: 2 x 400 Euro
How to book
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 30 days before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Brasov (pick-up)
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest or Sibiu
  • Nearest train station: Brasov
  • Landscape: Mountains, canyons, forest

Questions about the hiking trip in Fagaras Mountains

No, there are no technical sections on the typical routes and no special equipment is needed. However, a good hiking technique - and a lot of caution and patience - is required. We will guide and help you improve your skills.
Yes, expect snow in Fagaras Mts, typically starting from around 15 November until around 15 June. If you want to do this trip in this period you'll need proper winter hiking clothing, gaiters and crampons. Please send us a message to ask about your period before booking so we can check snow conditions. Summiting Moldoveanu Peak is not possible during Winter and early Spring.

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