Since ancient times the territory of today’s Romania has been a
borderland of European civilization. This fact has had a strong
influence on Romanian culture and its people, who are now an exotic
mixture of Oriental, Slavic and Occidental elements.
Your trek takes place in Romania’s famed Transylvanian Alps. A
small and lightly-populated region of the country, it is nevertheless
rich in tradition and myths. You will make contact with locals; sleep in
small mountain villages, taste traditional food, and at the same time
trek in two of the highest mountain ranges of Romania.
You will visit the 14th century Romanian icon, Dracula’s Castle.
This beautiful castle was fabulously renovated in the 19th century by
the royal family of Romania.
You will also be able to visit the Bucegi Mountains, famed for
their rock formations, as well Piatra Craiului, ‘The King’s Rock’
National Park, which is now home to the Carpathian Large Carnivore
Project (protecting wolves, lynx and bears).
A challenging yet very rewarding expedition, the Trek through the
Transylvania Alps is also a trip back in time, to an area where
tradition still guides people’s lives and where nature is wild.