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

Retezat

Pietrele-Lolaia peak-Retezat peak

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GPS Coordinates:
45,39584 N, 22,85603 E

Duration: 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 h
Length: 6 km
Height difference: +1000 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The yellow band-marked route immediately begins its climb. After a series of serpentines comes out to the top of the forest, and after more than an hour of difficult climbing it reaches the peaks of Lolaia. So far, we have climbed nearly 300 m in level difference.

We climb a group of cliffs, cross a juniper area and get to the Ciurila saddle. Here, at a distance of 100 m to the west, it is a spring.

The climb continues up to the summit of Lolaia (2180m), from here we go down a little and to climb again to 2278m on the southern tip of Lolaia, from where it follows a more difficult downhill to Lolaia saddle (2225m). Here we meet:

Jnepeni, Photo: Herman László Mountain flowers, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu The Lolaia crest, Photo: Mihai Bursesc Lolaia peak, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Lake and pond Stănișoara, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu The path to Lolaia, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu :o;aia peak, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu The Lolaia crest, Photo: Mihai Bursesc

Here we meet

Pietrele-Râușor hostel The Retezat peak is already visible, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu The Lolaia crest, Photo: Márton Róbert The path to Retezat, Photo: Radu Dârlea The path to Retezat, Photo: Radu Dârlea The path to Retezat, Photo: Radu Dârlea The path to Retezat, Photo: Radu Dârlea Stevia lake, Photo: Márton Róbert The path to Retezat, Photo: Mihai Bursesc The path to Retezat, Photo: Mihai Bursesc Retezat peak, Photo: Silvia David Retezat peak, Photo: Mihai Păcuraru Râușor - Retezat peak

The redband joins us. After a short stop, we are expecting a new climb on the Retezat slabs to the top of 2482m. From here:

Bucura Lake - Retezat peak Retezat peak - Peleaga saddle Râușor - Retezat peak Pietrele - Stânișoarei vale - Retezat peak Retezat and Vf. Lolaia peaks, Photo: Sorin Rechițan Retezat peak from de Bucura saddle, Photo: Alin Marinică Retezat peak, Photo: Radu Dârlea

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