ABOUT the area

Făgăraș massif is part of the Southern Carpathians, being the most impressive and imposing mountain massif in Romania and has the highest peak (Moldoveanu) with an altitude of 2,544 meters,

From east to west, the ridge measures about 70 km in a straight line and from north to south about 45 km. The total area covered by the Fagaras Mountains is over 2,400 km², about 7.5 times larger than the Bucegi Mountains. Făgăraș Massif has 8 peaks over 2500 meters altitude, Moldoveanu 2544 m, Negoiu 2535 m, Viștea Mare 2527 m, Călțun-Lespezi 2522 m, Vânătarea lui Buteanu 2507 m, Cornu Cățunului 2510 m, Hârtopu 2506 m, Dara 2501 m, 42 peaks over 2400 m and over 150 peaks over 2300 m.

It can be crossed from north to south, on the famous road, "Transfăgărășan", a military strategic road, built between 1970 and 1974, at the initiative of Nicolae Ceausescu, the president of the Romanian Communist Party and of the country, in that period.

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  • Mountain

    Făgăraș, Southern Carpathians.

  • Access

    from Sibiu and Arges counties

  • Accomodation

    Bâlea-Tunnel Hut

  • The highest peak

    2544 m

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