Photo by Miroslav Dokman, all rights reserved.

This is the tallest peak in the Retezat mountain range and it provides a superb view of the surroundings. The route to the peak begins at Bucura ,the biggest glacial lake in Romania,elevation 2040 m, and continues on the wall of the glacial caldera, in a zig-zag fashion, up to the ridge, from where you can appreciate the true size and beauty of the lake. From the ridge you climb straight to the top on an easy slope, composed of lichen-covered boulders. On the summit you have a direct view of Retezat Peak, and on the opposite side of the route you climbed, there is a steep but manageable descent on a U shaped pass, flanked on both sides by deppresions with small glacial lakes, and then an uphill climb to Papusa Peak ,wich is allmost as tall as Peleaga. Un your way be on the look-out for black mountain goats, a rare sight in the Carpathians.

Elevation (feet): 8,232
Elevation (meters): 2,509
Continent: Europe
Country: Romania
Latitude: 45.366111
Longitude: 22.894444
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Nearest major airport: Timisoara
Convenient Center: Petrosani

Thanks to Denes Alexandru and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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  • Log #17149 - by Denes Alexandru on Apr 28, 20023.00 stars
    The Retezat mountain range is probably the most beautiful in Romania, and this is it's best peak to climb.We had trouble with the mountain haze, wich prevented us from taking any pictures from...