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

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Hiking trails, Făgăraș

Piscul Negru - Călțun lake

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GPS Coordinates:
45,57696 N, 24,58945 E

Duration: 3 1/4 h
Length: 5 km
Height difference: +1000 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The blue triangle trails with blue cross start at Piscul Negru foresters lodge and travel through Capra valley into the woods. 1/2 hour away from our starting point we reach one foresters lodge.

Heigher in the realm of juniper trees the road leading to Paltinului saddle takes another turn

Piscul Negru-Paltinului saddle

We climb to a glaciar threshold, and in order to reach Lacul Călțun we have to climb two more thresholds.

In the final part coming from the right, joins us:

Călțun lake-Tunnel Transfăgărășan

After a last hard ascent we reach the Caltun lake with Salvamont refuge. Here we meet with markings:

Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak Piatra Prânzului - Călțun lake Piscul Negru, Photo: Rogojanu Florin Piscul Negru, Photo: Rogojanu Florin Piscul Negru, Photo: Mihai Petrescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Mihai Petrescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Mihai Petrescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Cornel Gavanescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Cornel Gavanescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Mihai Petrescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Mihai Petrescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Mihai Petrescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Mihai Petrescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Mihai Petrescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Cornel Gavanescu Piscul Negru - Călțun lake hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Cornel Gavanescu

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