Romania is blessed with the Carpathians, this amazing mountain range that hides wonderful things you cannot miss. I actually dare to say that climbing the Carpathians is what I like to call a once in a lifetime experience.
The reasons are countless, but I tried to choose three of them, the strongest arguments for coming here, in Romania, to explore Retezat Mountains, part of the Carpathians.
Retezat National Park
First things first, we will talk about the Retezat National Park. This place is more like a real atlas, an example of what picturesque nature means. You will find a lot of pictures on the Internet, some even made by professionals, but none of them can reproduce the beautiful uniqueness that characterizes the place. Interesting caves, hiking trails that go on the mountain massifs through the most hidden humpbacks, flora and fauna and the glacial lakes are some of the treasures one can find in the Retezat Mountains.
You will definitely need a map and at least a couple of days to cover all the superb areas of the park, designated one of the 10 most beautiful natural monuments of the world.
Some amazing hiking trails
The best thing about Retezat Mountains is that no matter how experienced you are, you will find a proper trail for you. There are some very accessible routes, if you are a newbie. Besides, you will find some large pastures, with fresh grass, just perfect to stay there for a while and disconnect. Imagine that you can walk among the deer and marmots because they are very friendly and used to human presence.
The largest wild glacial lakes from Romania
The locals have some sayings about the Retezat Mountains. They say these mountains have 85 blue eyes because of the 85 crystalline glacial lakes that can be found all over the place. The specific wilderness is breathtaking and it will make you even more curious to explore.
Lastly, you must know that you can see many amazing waterfalls here, worthy of the most beautiful nature inspired paintings.
If we caught your attention, let us know and we can plan your next vacation to Romania!
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