Făgăraș Fest

We are inviting you to visit the heights of the Făgăraș Mountains!

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Photo & Video: being a public event, with the main purpose of promoting the rural areas, the participants give their explicit consent for possible appearances in photographs and/or film during the event.

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Discover the Făgăraș Mountains

  • Cool places near me

    If you come to Nucșoara village, plan on climbing the highest peak in Romania, Moldoveanu Peak, 2,544 m. From here you can choose the most direct route to the top! The trail is difficult and challenging. Before the big adventure, prepare yourself well and ask for information from SALVAMONT Argeș, Nucșoara team. Negoiu Peak is here too. The second highest mountain peak in Romania stands at 2,535 m. Nearby is Călţun Lake.

    Nucşoara Lake, also known in the area as Învârtita Lake, is the largest karst lake formed within gypsum (a soft, soluble calcium sulphate rock) in Romania. The lake is located at an altitude of 780 m, has an area of ​​2.2 hectares, a depth of 5 m and is declared a natural monument.

    Nucșoara commune hides one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Romania, Valea Rea waterfall. It is less well known, but certainly no less spectacular. You can see it whilst climbing the Fagaras Mountains, on the route Curmătura Maliţei and then on to Valea Rea, a rewarding experience during which you can admire the most pristine untouched wilderness with several small waterfalls.

  • Five things you (maybe) didn’t know about the Făgăraș Mountains
    1. The Făgăraș Mountains represent one of the few large areas without human settlement on our continent.
    2. The Făgăraș Mountains are the highest mountains in the Southern Carpathians, Romania.
    3. Eight of the 14 peaks of over 2,500 meters in Romania rise among the peaks and ridges of the Făgăraș Mountains:
      • Moldoveanu 2,544 m
      • Negoiu 2,535 m
      • Viştea Mare 2,527 m
      • Lespezi 2,516 m
      • Cornul Călțunului 2,510 m
      • Vânătoarea lui Buteanu 2,507 m
      • Hârtopul Darei 2,506 m
      • Dara 2,501 m
    4. In the Făgăraș Mountains you will find several glacial lakes. Among them, Bâlea is the largest lake (2,034 m, 46,508 sqm, 11.35 m deep).
    5. The Făgăraș Mountains are crossed by the densest hydrographic network in Romania. The most famous waterfall in the Făgăraș Mountains is Bâlea Waterfall.

Partners & Supporters

The project is implemented by Foundation Carpathia Conservation, in partnership with Asociația Ocolul Silvic Carpathia, Asociația de Vânătoare Piatra Craiului Făgăraș Conservation, SC Carpathia Agro & Finance SRL, Conservation Capital Consulting Ltd., Basarab I – Argeș County Gendarmerie Inspectorate and ProPark – Foundation for Protected Areas. This material was realised with the financial support of the European Commission through the LIFE Nature programme (www.ec.europa.eu) and from Arcadia Foundation through the ELP programme (Endangered Landscapes Programme, www.endangeredlandscapes.org). The content of this material does not necessarily represent the official position of the European Union.