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

Retezat

Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade

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GPS Coordinates:
45,38496 N, 22,95793 E

Duration: 8-9 h
Length: 18.5 km
Height difference: +1250 m / -1100 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The route marked with red and blue triangle starts at Baleia and climbs up Baleia. After approx. one half hour goes into the clearing, from where a sharp climb takes us under the Cleanțul Cozmei peak to 1,800 m and soon we get to Gorova saddle. So far I have done 1 3/4 hour. In the saddle we leave the red band

Baleia - Varful Mare saddle

Our route crosses the Lăncița springs, clusters of forest, reaches Poiana Călătorilor (1710m). From here we go down through the woods, we reach the serpentines of Lacului mount, which we descend to the waters of the River Barbat. We cross the ridge and get to the glade from Stana de Râu (1565 m).

After a halt we start the climb to the mouth of Ciumfu Mare, where we can admire the Ciumfu waterfalls. After a more pronounced climb, the Tăul Adânc va opens. We can not get directly into the Custura saddle, so we walk around the bottom of the boiler up to the Fereastra Custurii (2251m)

We head to Șaua Custurii, where we will meet other routes

Custurapeak - Uricani Bucura lake - Custura peak

From here we begin to descend into the Pelegii valley, a tough but efficient descent to get to the fastest way in Peleaga Glade. So we will reach the place called "La Cotroana", where we will meet the trail:

Peleaga glade - Peleaga saddle

Accompanied by the two marks will continue in the direction of flow of the stream, we pass first over the brook Peleaga, right tributary of Pelegii, and besides we pass a sheepfold in Poiana Păpușa, before arriving in Peleaga glade. Here are the following markings:

Peleaga cleaner - Gura Apei Bucura Lake-Câmpul lui Neag Baleia, Photo: Wilhelm Scherz Balea, the former hostel, Photo: Florin Hălăștăuan Upstairs from Baleia, Photo: Cosmin Manci Gorova saddle, Photo: Florin Hălăștăuan Gorova saddle, bifurcation, Photo: Florin Hălăștăuan Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Stâna de Râu, Photo: Florin Hălăștăuan Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Ciumfu waterfall, Photo: Complex Cheile Butii Ciumfu waterfall, Photo: Complex Cheile Butii Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: Viorel Știrb Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru Baleia hostel - Peleaga glade hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: MIhai Păcuraru

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