The Fagaras Mountains in Romania

The Mighty Fagaras Mountains

Published on May 25, 2020 by Zoltan Nyaradi

The Fagaras Mountains are a part of the Southern Carpathians range and are located almost in the center of Romania. The Fagaras Mountains are a range of mountains in Romania that span over 70 kilometers in length and rise to a height of 2,544 meters at their highest point. The highest peak is called Moldoveanu. These mountains are a popular destination for hikers, climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts, offering stunning views of rugged peaks, deep valleys, and glacial lakes. The mountains are home to a variety of wildlife, including brown bears, lynx, wolves, and eagles. The vegetation in the area is also diverse, with forests of beech, spruce, and fir trees covering much of the lower slopes and meadows of wildflowers dotting the higher elevations. The Fagaras Mountains offer a range of outdoor activities, from hiking to rock climbing, mountaineering to skiing. The region is home to over 200 km of marked trails that lead hikers through stunning scenery and past glacial lakes, waterfalls, and traditional Romanian villages. Some of the most popular hiking routes in the area include the Transfagarasan road, which winds through the mountains and offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. If you plan to drive on the Transfagarasan road then you should definitely make a short stop at Balea Cascada and explore this charming place.

The Mountains in the Fagaras region

A couple years ago, I visited a couple of popular places in the Fagaras region like the the former Cistercian monastery in Carta and The Clay Castle Valley Of The Fairies located close to the Transylvanian village of Porumbacu de Sus. Since the mountains were close to the main road, I had many opportunities to capture some interesting photos of the mountains with their snow covered peaks.

Panoramic view of the Fagaras mountains.
The Fagaras mountains near the village of Porumbacu de sus.
Mountains with snow on their peaks.
View of the Fagaras mountains from the village of Carta.
The Fagaras Mountains near Carta, Romania.
The Fagaras Mountains near Carta, Romania.

In conclusion, the Fagaras Mountains are a stunning and diverse mountain range that offers a range of outdoor activities for all skill levels. From hiking and rock climbing to skiing and snowboarding, the Fagaras Mountains are a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty of Romania’s natural landscape.