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

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Hiking trails, Făgăraș

Fereastra Mare a Sâmbetei - Podragu saddle

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GPS Coordinates:
45,60623 N, 24,71784 E

Duration: 6-7 h
Length: 10 km
Height difference: +1100/-1000 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

Trail red streak that coming from Zarna saddle, at the Fereastra Mare a Sambetei we climb to the nearby of Vârful Slănina, 2268m and then descend to Fereastra Mică, 2196. The trails descend through the wide cauldron

V. Sâmbetei - Fereastra Mică

We climb to the nearby of peak Gălășescu Mic, 2410m, and then descend to Vistisoarei saddle 2291m. The trails travel round peak Galbenele 2156m, we leave the main ridge behind until Portița Viștei, 2310m when we are back again

Victoria-Vistea valley-Portita Vistei Mari Valea Rea sheep-fold - Portița Viștei

After a 50 minutes long rugged ascent we reach peak Vistea Mare 2527m. A short path links it to peak Moldoveanu (2544 m). Where are meeting more markings:

Moldoveanu peak - Malita saddle Vâlsan valley - Moldoveanu peak

From Viștea Mare we descend into Orzănelei saddle(2305m)

From Orzanelei saddle starts:

Podul Giurgiului sheep-folds- Orzanelei saddle

We go round Vf.Orzănelei, 2418m and reach Șaua Ucișoarei, 2312m.

We again go round peaks Ucea Mare (2434m) and Corabia (2407m)and reach Șaua Ucii Mari, 2220m.One more ascent and we are at Podul Giurgiului cauldron. Leaving Podul Giurgiului saddle (2340m) behind, we go round Tărâța Mare peak and reach Podragului saddle (2307m.)

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