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  • DAY 2. BALEA LAC CHALET – CAPRA RIDGE – VANATOAREA LUI BUTEANU PEAK (2507M) – VIROAGA VALLEY – BALEA LAC CHALET. DURATION: 4 HRS; LENGTH: 5 KM; CLIMB: 600 M; DESCENT: 600 M.
Day 2. Balea Lac chalet – Capra Ridge – Vanatoarea lui Buteanu Peak (2507m) – Viroaga valley – Balea Lac chalet. Duration: 4 hrs; length: 5 km; climb: 600 m; descent: 600 m.

From the chalet, placed in a suspended glacier circus we hike uphill to the ridge – Capra, for about 1 hr. Suddenly a scenic view opens up to the East, giving us the opportunity to see the next glacier Capra valley with two afferent glacier lakes, and then the main ridges of Fagaras, culminating with the highest peak – Moldoveanu, 2544m.  From here we take the path which goes around the glacier valley and after a 10m rip we take a final ascent to Vanatoarea lui Buteanu peak, 2507m. Majestic views over the next eastern ridge, Albota, and then we leave the peak downhill the western glacier valley, Viroaga, following the superior circus.

Accommodation in 3* mountain chalet.