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Paring Mountains

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Sibiu, Romania

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    €720 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    9 days

  • Avg Distance

    130 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    June through October

  • Starting Location

    Hotel Continental Oradea

  • Price Includes

    Guide

  • Notes

    Bring mountain tent, sleeping bag, waterproof boots, isolier, rucksack, aluminium flask, rain cloak, thick clothes; must be in very good physical condition

Highlights

  • Discover wonderful caves like the Cave of the Women, Pestera Muierii and the Polovragi Cave.
  • Explore monasteries like the Horezu Monastery, a UNESCO monument, and Polovragi Monastery.
  • See Brancusi sculptures from Tirgu Jiu such as the Infinite Column, the Kiss Gate and the Table of Silence.

Guide

Trip Info

At the Paring Mountains, Buila Vinturarita rises like a mighty fortress over Petrosani depression and Jiu Gorge. Central slopes surround two huge buckets that are nesting glacial lakes, Cilcescu Lake and Red Lake. An additional element of attraction and value of the park is the existence in this area, or in close proximity, of many cultural and historical objectives such as Arnota, BistriĊ£a, Horezu, and Frasinei Monasteries. There are also the Patrunsa, Pahomie, Iezer, Bradu and Jgheaburi hermitages, ancient churches like 44 Izvoare, Papusa, Peri, church cave like Pestera Liliecilor and wonderful caves like Muierii and Polovragi. Enjoy the churches from the surrounding localities and traditions, customs and traditional architecture of the villages at the foot of the mountain.

On your first day of this trekking tour, we start from Sibiu and travel to Petrosani town and Chalet ANEFS. We’ll stay overnight in tent or chalet, depending on weather conditions. In the morning, we leave for Paringul Mic, Paringul Mare and Lake Calcescu where we stay overnight in a tent. The next day will see us trek to Chalet Rinca for an overnight stay.

After breakfast, we travel to Rinca, Muierii Cave, Polovragi Cave, Polovragi Monastery and Horezu. This trip is done by bus. On the fifth day, we stop at One Wood Monastery, Surpatele Monastery and return back to Horezu by bus. In the morning, we trek to Pietreni, Patrunsa Monastery, Pahomie Hermitage and stop at Cheia Chalet for the night.

On the seventh day, we visit Cheii Gorges and stay overnight. We will have a leisure and relaxing day with a campfire and party. In the morning, we descend on Cheii Valley, Olanesti, Rimnicu Vilcea and return to Sibiu.

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