Bucura Lake

Retezat Mountains 9 Days Hike Tour

Product ID: 39010

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9 days
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What You'll Do
  • Scope/Activities:Landscapes, Natural Monuments of nature, History, Trekking
  • Zanoaga Lake; Bucura Lake;Black Goats;Bears;
Retezat Mountains, natural reservation park since 1931 is something different among the Romanian Mountains. Possessing typical glacial relief, with valleys, lakes and glacial domes, but also many gorges, caves and cliffs.
What to Expect
FIRST DAY :Start point from Oradea or Cluj - Deva - Hateg - Lacul Gura Apei (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions).Trip time around 6 hours. Level difference: around 700 m. Altitude 1091 m. Travelled distance around : 20 km .

SECOND DAY : Gura Apei Lake -Pelegii meadow (stay overnight in tent) .Trip time : around 6 hours. Level difference : around 500 m. Altitude:1600m. Travelled distance : around: 20 km

THIRD DAY : Pelegii Meadow - Bucura Lake (stay overnight in tent ). Travel time : around 2 hours. Level difference: around :400 meters. Altitudes : Pelegii Meadow 1600 m - Bucura Lake 2040m. Travelled distance : around 6 km.

Bucura is the biggest glacial lake in Romania, in terms of surface area. It covers an area of 8.90 ha, has a length of 550 m, an average width of 160 m and the perimeter of approximately 1390 m. The maximum width is 225 m and estimated volume is 625,000 mc. The maximum depth of water is 15.5 m, towards the entrance of Pelegii river in the lake. The lake's supply is made through main 5 sources. The lake's water discharges by one outlet that sends it to Lake Lia, at a rate of about 250 l per second.

FOURTH DAY : Bucura Lake - Judele Peak - Lacul Zanoaga and retour. Level Difference - 400 meters.Overnight in the same place. Altitudes : Peak Judele :2398 m ;Lake Zanoaga 2010 m. Travelled distance : around 15 km

Zanoaga Mare Lake is the deepest glacial lake in the country, with a maximum depth of 27 m.

FIFTH DAY : Bucura Lake - Chalet Gentiana - Chalet Pietrele. Travel time around 4 ore. Level difference : around 600m. Altitudes. Balea Lake 2041 m - Chalet Gentiana 1670 m. Travel Distance : around 15 km. Overnight in tent or chalet Pietrele.

SIXTH DAY: Chalet Pietrele - Lolaia Peak - Peak Retezat - Valley Stinsoara - Chalet Pietrele. we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet  depending on weather conditions .Level difference: around 1000 m .Travel time :around 8 hours. Altitudes: Peak Lolaia 2278 m - Peak Retezat 2482 m - Valley Stinisoara 2.027 m - Chalet Pietrele 1480 m. Travel distance :around 25 km.

SEVENTH DAY : Chalet Pietrele - Pond among the fire trees - Lake Galesu - Peak Papusa - Peak Peleaga - Lake Bucura - Chalet Gentiana - Chalet Pietrele (we'll stay overnight in tent or chalet depending on weather conditions) Level difference :1100 m. Travel time :around 9 hours. Altitudes :Chalet Pietrele 1480m - Pond among fire trees 1710m - Lake Galesu 2040 m - Peak Papusa 2136 m - Peak Peleaga 2509 m .Travel distance : around 25 km

EIGTH DAY : day of relax , campfire , party.

NINTH DAY : Descend on Pietrelor Valley - Nucsoara - Ohaba de sub Piatra - Cluj or Oradea 

What's Included
  • Tour guide
  • Camping
What's Not Included
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Transport
Meeting Point

Oradea Hotel Continental (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Trip information:
Main category: Mountain
Difficulty: Very hard
Nr. of days: 9
Scope/Activities: Landscapes, Natural Monuments of nature, History, Trekking
Equipment: Mountain tent, sleeping bag, waterproof boots, isolier, rucksack, food for 9 days, aluminum flask, rain cloak, thick clothes, very good physical condition

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Product ID: 39010