Oh Darling, let’s be Adventurers!
One day I woke up with the sudden urge to challenge my limits. Therefore, what better way to get inspired and push yourself out of the comfort zone than a trekking journey to the Caraiman Peak, in the Bucegi Mountains, one of Romania’s greatest mountain ranges of the Southern Carpathians.
I always find my inner peace when I’m in the middle of nature, especially in the mountains. They are a little scary at first, but so fascinating at the same time!
If you are aiming for an easy mountain trail to Crucea Caraiman (The Heroes’ Cross), go by car to Piatra Arsa (this way you won’t have to hike on Jepii Mari). After that continue to Sfinxul and Babele rock formations on the Bucegi Plateau, and then take the `winter road` to the monument.
This 30 m monument is situated at an altitude of 2291 m and is commemorating the heroes of the first World War, being built in 1929. It offers a really great perspective of the Prahova Valley.
For the adventurers and more skilled hikers that are not afraid of heights and some extra footwork, you can take the `summer road` that passes by Cabana Caraiman, also reaching the Heroes’ Cross. Be careful to be properly equipped and to carry along all the necessary hiking items. Although this trail segment is not so long, in the winter it’s more dangerous, but the views are absolutely breathtaking! You can even spot the agile and rare black goats (chamois) jumping around rocks and slopes.
Made for the Mountains
Consequently, for me, this almost 20 kilometres of trekking on different trails along the Bucegi Plateau and surrounding areas, was therefore a real breath of fresh air, far from the noise of the city; an excellent way to recharge your batteries with good vibes and wonderful memories.
Most noteworthy – you have to catch a sunset on the mountaintops 🙂
“It’s not the Mountain we Conquer, but Ourselves.”