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

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Podragu chalet - Arpas gate

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GPS Coordinates:
45,60396 N, 24,66981 E

Duration: 3 1/2-4 h
Length: 4 km
Height difference: +600/-550 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The Portița Arpașului Saddle and Zmeilor Window is at a distance of three heights and two valleys of Podragu cottage. The blue-crossed trail starts with the red triangle in front of the cottage and climbs up the glacier's threshold to the top of the Podrag. A little while the red triangle leaves us.

Podragu cottage-Podragului saddle

After about 25 minutes we reach the Curmătura Lăcilor (2270m), and we start the descent into the Podgradel's valley, Podrăgel lake being on the right side. From here the trail leads us to Strunga Podrăgelului at 2135m. From here we change the direction of walking to the left, and remaining on the level curve, we continue the crossing of the Vartop's valley. There is a climb in the Frunții valley to Strunga Portița Frunții. Through it we pass into the Pietroasa valley. We cross the bottom of the valley and climb up to the Portița Arpașului, also called the Strunga Mică (2175m). There's something fantastic in the saddle: on the right, the "Window of the Craps" and on the left "Three Steps of Death". In the saddle we meet

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