1 or 2 Day Hiking Trip in Retezat National Park

Retezat National Park is one of Romania's natural wonders and best kept secrets. Reaching altitudes of over 2,000m, it's a pristine and wild area where Mother Nature makes the rules. Let's go on a hike to see this beautiful area - if you're up to it!

What you need to know

  • A private hiking trip into Retezat National Park. Best period: May - October. Due to logistics, please book well in advance!
  • Included: transport by car (total of 400 km), guide and national park entrance fee. Not included: food, snacks, water
  • This will be a very long day, approx. 15h. We start at 6:30, drive for about 3,5h, hike for 7-8h, and then return to Timisoara around 21-22
  • We go hiking to Bucura Lake and summit Peleaga Peak. The trail is at 4/5 difficulty level and suitable for experienced and fit hikers
  • [Tour extension] Turn this into a 2-day camping expedition, hike more and enjoy the spectacular wild beauty without being rushed or tired. I'll provide all the equipment, extra 65 Euro/person

Additional information

Proper hiking boots adequate clothing (warm, waterproof, windproof) for the season and a backpack are mandatory.

Please buy your food supplies, snacks and water before the trip. If we go camping then I'll tell you before the trip exactly what kind of food to buy and where.

Moments to expect

Admire Bucura Lake

After our long drive to enter Retezat National Park, we start our hike towards Bucura Lake situated at 2,040m altitude. This is the largest glacial lake in Romania and its untouched, cool waters are soothing - on the backdrop of spectacular views.
[a 1,5h and 2,5 km hike, 430m altitude difference]

Admire Bucura Lake

Summit Peleaga Peak

Next we aim for the highest peak in Retezat Mountains, Peleaga at 2,509m. This is the 7th highest in Romania and from the top we'll see incredible views of the entire area. With no people or signs of civilisation in sight, this is the best place to feel like you're the king of the world - before we return to the city :)
[2h and 5km hike, 500m altitude difference]

Summit Peleaga Peak

[Tour extension] Let's camp overnight and hike more

There's so much more to do in Retezat National Park (the Lakes Circuit, wildlife spotting) - but due to its size and wilderness the only way to do this is to camp overnight in the park. This will be a great adventure for those who want to disconnect or love being in the great outdoors. I'll bring the camping gear - you bring your excitement and adventurous spirit!
[extra 65 Euro/person incl. all camping equipment]

[Tour extension] Let's camp overnight and hike more
2 x 140 Euro
How to book this tour?
  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 24h 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: Timisoara
  • Nearest airport: Timisoara Traian Vuia International
  • Nearest train station: Timisoara
  • Landscape: mountains, rocky

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