Retezat Mountains are located in the western of the South Carpathians, being known by varied flora and myriad lakes.

Retezat

Piule-Pleșa mountain - Buta hostel

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GPS Coordinates:
45,29882 N, 22,92914 E

Duration: 3 1/2 - 4 h
Length: 9.5 km
Height difference: +1190 m / -500 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The yellow band marked route starts from DN66a national road, 200 m upstream from the road leading to Butii Gorge Complex. After leaving the road, the ascent ascends through the forest that runs up to the top of the Piule peak. From here and up to Buta cottage there are two variants, both marked with yellow band. The more spectacular route is towards the cușma Gurganului and begins with a steep descent to the base of the 80 to 120 m high walls.

The route to the cottage takes approx. 1 hour. The other through Scorota saddle marked with a yellow band, after a 15 minute descent, arrives in Scororta saddle, where he meets

Scorotei valley - Scorotei saddle Piule peak, Photo: Cristina Sârbu On his way to.Piule peak, Photo: Sorin Sanda On the Piule peak, Photo: Sorin Sanda On the Piule peak, Photo: Sorin Sanda On the path, Photo: Cristina Sârbu Piule from the Scorota, Photo: Bogdan Danciu Piule peak, Photo: Bogdan Danciu To the Piule peak, Photo: Bogdan Danciu Foot of Piule Peak, Photo: Sorin Sanda Cușma Gurganului, Photo: Sorin Sanda To the Piule peak, Photo: Bogdan Danciu Scorota sheepfold, Photo: Bogdan Danciu Scorota sheepfold, Photo: Bogdan Danciu Scorota sheepfold, Photo: Sorin Sanda Scorota sheepfold, Photo: Sorin Sanda

In Scorota saddle our route will make an elbow to the right, from where until Buta cottage we will have a walk approx. 45 min.

This is where leave us

Bucura Lake - Câmpul lui Neag Buta cottage, Photo: Cristina Sârbu Sunrise near Piule peak, Photo: Bogdan Danciu Buta cottage, Photo: Cristina Sârbu

Hotels within a radius of 12km from Retezat mountains

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