Map of Retezat mountains: Bucura Lake - Custura peak

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The route starts from the southern shore of Lake Bucura and starts climbing towards Peleaga. Going to the Gura căldării Berbecilor, the peak of Peleaga is already visible. We cross the Berbecilor Creek, we walk around a small lake, the marker turns to the right, and the heavier climb starts. Arrived on the ridge we head to the grooves, the trail leads us visibly to Peleaga peak (2509 m). We go to Pelegii saddle (2279 m) together with
To the left is the Rea valley.
Other markings arrive in Peleaga saddle:
From the saddle follows a difficult climb on the small slabs. After 45 min. we get to the Păpușs peak (2508 m), where we leave
We take the tip to the south, and start a tough descent on the sharp edge. At a splash we can admire Păpușa valley. We will avoid the peak Păpușa Mică (2370 m), we reach the lathe, with the chimney, and in the Custurii saddle we will be at 2205 m altitude. Almost to the Fereastra Custurii starts:
Our trail following the crest reaches a cleft, where the Custura valey is visible. From here we can easily reach on the Custura Peak (2457 m). Here we meet

Bucura lake, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Bucura lake, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Climb to Peleaga, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Climb to Peleaga, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Climb to Peleaga, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Climb to Peleaga, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Panorama from the ridge, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Panorama from the ridge, Photo: Radu Dârlea

The path on the ridge, Photo: Radu Dârlea

The path on the ridge, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Peleaga in front, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Peleaga in front, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Panorama offered by Pelega, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Panorama offered by Pelega, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Peleaga 1/2 hour, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Peleaga 1/2 hour, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Panorama of Peleaga, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Panorama of Peleaga, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Tăul pelegii of Pelegii saddle, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Tăul pelegii of Pelegii saddle, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Valea Rea, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Valea Rea, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpus peak, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpus peak, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpus peak, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpus peak, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpus peak, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpus peak, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpus peak, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpus peak, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

păpușa peak, Photo: Radu Dârlea

păpușa peak, Photo: Radu Dârlea

păpușa peak, Photo: Harry Hirt

păpușa peak, Photo: Harry Hirt

Păpușa from Peleaga, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Păpușa from Peleaga, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Custura Porțile Închise, seen from Peleaga, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Custura Porțile Închise, seen from Peleaga, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Tăul Păpușii or Tăul Adânc, seen from Păpușa, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Tăul Păpușii or Tăul Adânc, seen from Păpușa, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Țapului saddle from Păpușa, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Țapului saddle from Păpușa, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Custura Peak 2457m, Photo: Bogdan Danciu

Custura Peak 2457m, Photo: Bogdan Danciu

Bucura Lake - Custura peak hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Bucura Lake - Custura peak hiking trail, Retezat mountains, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Custura Peak 2457m, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Custura Peak 2457m, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Source: welcometoromania.ro

GPS: 45.36230N, 22.91585E

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Map of Retezat mountains: Bucura Lake - Custura peak
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