Fagaras Mountains are the largest and highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians.

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Hiking trails, Făgăraș

Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle

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GPS Coordinates:
45,59937 N, 24,61215 E

Duration: 45 min
Length: km
Height difference: +339 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The blue streak trails lead us around the valley of lake Balea on the northern side of Paltinul. After about 20 minutes we pass above the tunnel of the transfagaras road and start climbing on the northern side of Paltinul. The section before the pass turns mild. There is a crossroads of the trails on the grass covered Paltinu pass, since the road marking the main ridge crosses here.

Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak Bâlea Lake, Photo: WR Bâlea Lake, Photo: Dénes László Bâlea Lake, Photo: WR Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Hetei Gábor Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Hetei Gábor Capra saddle - Negoiu peak, Photo: Dénes László Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Hetei Gábor Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Hetei Gábor Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Adrian Stanbeca Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Hetei Gábor Capra saddle - Negoiu peak, Photo: Cioabată Andrei

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