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

Făgăraș
Hiking trails, Făgăraș

Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak

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GPS Coordinates:
45,58611 N, 24,58046 E

Duration: 4 1/2 - 5 h
Length: 7 km
Height difference: +800/-600 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The red band comes from Podragu saddle and following it, we leave from Caprei saddle to the left uphill on Iezerul Caprei (2425 m), where we descend into the Fereastra Balei. Here comes the red triangle:

Tunnel Transfăgărășan south - Balea saddle

After an easier climb, we go to Paltinul Saddle where we meet:

Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle

From here we go south and reach a springs-rich area. From here it branches

Piscul Negru-Paltinului saddle

Then we reach a section with strings. Crossing an area between rocks we reach Șaua Doamnei dominated by Lăița (2397m) peak.

We close the top, get into a small saddle, get down under the ridge, follow again a section of helmets and an uphill climb in the serpentine takes us to Lăitel peak (2390m). A tall descendant takes us to Lăiței saddle, from where we quickly reach the Lake with refugiu.

Piscul Negru lodge-Călțun lake Călțun lake - Tunnel Transfăgărășan

We keep going north till Portița Călțunului where we meet another trail

Piatra Prânzului - Călțun lake

We arrive in a sloping area, climb through the serpentine until we see a chimney on the left, which is the access road to the Strunga Doamna, marked with a yellow band. This detouring variant of the past has become the main ridge route after the Draco strut degraded in autumn 2011.

Bypassing through Strunga Doamnei

The path looks like a hand, walks around the Peak of the Strunga Dracului and returns to the red stripe mark above the Strunga Dracului.

From here after a 15-20 minute climb, we reach Peak Negoiu (2535m). If weather keeps with us, we will have an exceptional view. Continuation of the ridge route follows here:

Negoiu peak-Scării saddle Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Cioabată Andrei
Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Adrian Stanbeca Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Adrian Stanbeca Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Dénes László Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Cioabată Andrei Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Dénes László Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Dénes László Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Cioabată Andrei Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Dénes László Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Cioabată Andrei Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Dénes László
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Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Gabriel Gheorghiu

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