Time  7 hours 14 minutes

Coordinates 2692

Uploaded September 14, 2017

Recorded August 2017

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near Buşteni, Județul Prahova (România)

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On this occasion we will make one of the most complete routes that can be done by the Bucegi Mountains. We will go through the most emblematic places.

We will start from the Babele cable car and visit Sfinxul a place where we will see very unique stones, the Peak or Varful Omu the highest mountain in the area, the antennas of Costila, and from there we will go to the Cruise of Caraiman.



To get to La Babele, we have to go very early to the Busteni cable car. I managed to catch it at the third opportunity, on the other two previous occasions I had to walk up, doing two other routes up by the Jeppi Mare and Mici. That's why I recommend you get up early, the service starts around 7:30 in the morning.



Once on board, you enjoy your trip a lot, it lasts about 13 minutes. The cost I think was about 36 leis the rise. Once I arrive at the Babele Gondola, I prepare to start this beautiful adventure through the Bucegi Mountains. The day is good, but the air runs that makes the thermal sensation go down a lot. So, I take the hat and the gloves and put them on.






I'm going to take a path behind the gondola lift that takes me through Sfinxul, a place that will surprise you. There are huge stones with very unique shapes. The one that gives its name to the area is a kind of sphinx in the style of Egypt. It is worth stopping and observing them with time.



We continue our walk now following one of the many paths that are marked by these mountains. Nice signaling trails in Romania. In Madrid, where I live, we are light years away from them and if there is something it is because there are volunteers who give their time to others to mark paths THANKS, the administration looks the other way.

On this occasion we follow the marks with a yellow stripe, trail No. 37 to Omu.



As you walk, you will see by your side, great valleys that open at your feet. We arrived at a crossroads, known for Saua Sugarilor. Here there is a viewpoint towards the beautiful Busteni valley. When we return to this junction, we will continue towards Costila.



We continue and soon we will meet with a fork. In this place we choose to go to the left and return to the right. We begin to climb little by little. In this climb I meet two mountaineers, with whom later later I would start a friendship, from here I send greetings Ionut and Daniela



From above there are beautiful views, below me you can see the path I will return to, it is gorgeous. and already in the distance you can see the Omu peak and two others that there are before reaching it, Gabanele and Bucura, which I will also climb.



I reach the end of the upper part and see a hole in the mountain, where a pipe also goes down, low there. From here also beautiful views, the truth that we can enjoy from any point of the route. This place is also a crossroad of the route.






I go up a bit and see a small mezzanine on my right, a sort of viewpoint.

As I say, the main track progressively gains height. I shot to my left to climb towards those two summits before arriving at Omu. First I climb Gabanale, the views are beautiful from this promontory. I see a large area. I see how they go up from the valley of Busteni a path in zetas to Omu. I'm left with the desire to do it in the time I have left. So, it is pending for the next one.



Under a little and I go up to the next peak Bucura, where there is a cross on its top. I enjoy the views equally. I see Omu very close, a stone's throw away. Finally I reach the top of Omu, I stay a long time, sitting on a bench next to the cabin that has this place. It is luxurious, it gives you the sun on your face and prevents the cold air from bothering you. My friend Ionut, invites me to a cup of mulled wine with cinnamon, which is great for me. We take some pictures and we say goodbye until the mountain meets us again.



I walk a little towards the weather station and from there towards Brasov. The views from here leave you speechless. They are to be here, sit and let you go towards the horizon of the mountains.



I return on my steps to the Cabana Omu and now I go down the easy and more comfortable path. The air begins to recede a little and you enjoy the beautiful looking where you walk.



When we reach the crossing of trails, which we reached by going down the pipe. Now we take the path on the left, it's a wonder. The path is narrow but without problems.



We now arrive at the Saua Sugarilor area and as I said before. Now we will take the path with a red cross that leads us to the antennae of Costila. This path reaches the track that climbs to the top. It is time to have lunch and I choose an area on his back overlooking Busteni. Of course you can not choose a better place to eat. I stay a good while, and I enjoy your views.



I finish eating, I try to turn the antennas completely. There is a bit a bit worse, but it is possible. Under a little cross country until linking with the path that will take me to the Cruise of Caraiman. On my way I see a couple of people who are painting the signage to which I give THANKS.



From the top of Caraiman Peak, you can see the Cruise of Caraiman in the background. Very nice views from the top and as you go down you see it closer and closer. It is a place with a lot of charm, it is seen how many people approach the great Cross erected in this place in commemoration of the fallen in the First World War.



I had already been to this place following this route. There are stunning views from here, below us we have Busteni, but we can also see other nearby towns.



The afternoon begins to fall and the evening light illuminates the path that I will take back. Normally, people climb a slightly wider path that leads directly to the Babele cable car. I still have time and I would like to repeat the step on this other path for which I came coming for Jeppi Mici. It is a much narrower path in which you will sometimes have aerial views and the odd cable to help you. But it can be done without problems. I had my that, the second time I went down and did it very well.



Below I see Cabana Caraiman waiting for me. From here I will go up to the Babele Gondola following a perfectly marked route. The prairies and streams are happening. I see my destiny in the background, despite the hardness of the route, I am super happy for what I have enjoyed with her.

I wish you enjoy with her.


Video of the route



Transport We went up in the cable car from Busteni to Babele. The return we do also in Telecabina.


Recommended time Spring, Summer, Autumn.


Statistics
Difficulty level: Very hard
Distance: 18.4 km
Elevation + 847 meters Elevation - 779 meters
Total time: 7h 14 '
Moving time: 5h 14 '
Time stopped: 2h
Average total speed: 2.55 km / h
Average speed in movement: 3.53 km / h
Total average pace per km: 23:41 min / km
Average pace in movement per km: 14:39 min / km
IBP Index Index: 114 Report




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2 comments

  • Photo of Roman Velarde

    Roman Velarde Sep 18, 2017

    Esta zona parece más agreste y también bonita, no habrás subido por esa senda que se ve en el vídeo?😅

  • Photo of antotemo

    antotemo Sep 19, 2017

    Hay Roman, con las ganas me he quedado de subirla. La tengo ya pendiente para la próxima vez, me llamo muchisimo la atención. La ruta es una pasada. recorres los lugurés más emblemáticos de la zona en una sola ruta. Un abrazo.

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