Map of Retezat mountains: Retezat peak - Peleaga saddle

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We follow the red band, yellow band and blue triangle on the trail that descends on the big slabs in Retezat's saddle. In the saddle we leave the blue triangle.
We enter the Retezat's Custura, which is dripping on the side of the Stānisoara valley, and more welcoming to the Stirbu's vallley. After approx. 15 minutes, at an altitude of 2350m, at steep, the trail branches. We're leaving the yellow band
Our track follows the ridge and climbs the small and unstable slabs on the top of Bucura I (2433m) where we can enjoy for an exceptional panorama! From here, we go a little bit over pass the top of Bucura II. (2372m), from where we will have a panorama of the Pietrele valley. At the descent we will avoid the southern slope, the upper end of the Strungi Bucurei II, and descend into the Bucura valley (2206m). Here we meet with
Continue to E and climb the Custura Bucurei (2370m). From here we go down the edge of the peak to the saddle and enter the area of the Colții Pelegii, the main attraction of the massif. At the end of this area with lathes and massive towers follows a rough climb up to Peelegii peak (2509m). Here we meet:
Guided by the yellow cross we descend into the Peleaga saddle. Here we meet

Retezat peak, Photo: Alin Iliuță

Retezat peak, Photo: Alin Iliuță

Retezat, Photo: Dragoș Lică

Retezat, Photo: Dragoș Lică

Retezat, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Retezat, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Retezat peak, Photo: Sanda Sorin

Retezat peak, Photo: Sanda Sorin

Skier on top of Retezat, Photo: Daniel Bal

Skier on top of Retezat, Photo: Daniel Bal

Descend in the Retezat saddle, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Descend in the Retezat saddle, Photo: Radu Dârlea

Retezat saddle, Photo: PNR

Retezat saddle, Photo: PNR

Retezat saddle, Photo: Petrescu Nicolae

Retezat saddle, Photo: Petrescu Nicolae

Panorama of the Custura Retezat, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Panorama of the Custura Retezat, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Peaks Bucura I., Bucura II.and Retezat, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Peaks Bucura I., Bucura II.and Retezat, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Bucura I.peak, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Bucura I.peak, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Bucura saddle, Photo: Ambrus Tibor

Bucura saddle, Photo: Ambrus Tibor

Bucura saddle, Photo: Ambrus Tibor

Bucura saddle, Photo: Ambrus Tibor

Between the Bucura saddle and  Bucura II peak, Photo: Alin Iliuță

Between the Bucura saddle and Bucura II peak, Photo: Alin Iliuță

Bucura valley, Photo: Ambrus Tibor

Bucura valley, Photo: Ambrus Tibor

Bucura II, Photo: Sorin Sanda

Bucura II, Photo: Sorin Sanda

Bucura II peak, Photo: Alin Iliuță

Bucura II peak, Photo: Alin Iliuță

Bucura II and Retezat peaks, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bucura II and Retezat peaks, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bucura valley, Photo: Dan Mazilu

Bucura valley, Photo: Dan Mazilu

Blue band, Pietrele valley, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Blue band, Pietrele valley, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Custura Bucura near the Pelegii Colts, Photo: Alin Iliuță

Custura Bucura near the Pelegii Colts, Photo: Alin Iliuță

To the Colții Pelegii, Photo: Gianina Stepan

To the Colții Pelegii, Photo: Gianina Stepan

Colții Pelegii in wintwr, Photo: Gianina Stepan

Colții Pelegii in wintwr, Photo: Gianina Stepan

On his way to Peleaga, Photo: Dan Mazilu

On his way to Peleaga, Photo: Dan Mazilu

Colții Pelegii and Peleaga peak, Photo: Ovidiu Nicorici

Colții Pelegii and Peleaga peak, Photo: Ovidiu Nicorici

Peleaga peak with yellow cross, Photo: Dan Mazilu

Peleaga peak with yellow cross, Photo: Dan Mazilu

Peleaga peak with yellow cross, Photo: Dan Mazilu

Peleaga peak with yellow cross, Photo: Dan Mazilu

Peleaga lake, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Peleaga lake, Photo: Andreea Varjoghe

Colții Pelegii in the morning, Photo: Harry Hirth

Colții Pelegii in the morning, Photo: Harry Hirth

Colții Pelegii in the afternoon, Photo: Harry Hirth

Colții Pelegii in the afternoon, Photo: Harry Hirth

Peleaga saddle, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Peleaga saddle, Photo: Dan Harabagiu

Source: welcometoromania.ro

GPS: 45.36809N, 22.88790E

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Map of Retezat mountains: Retezat peak - Peleaga saddle
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Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge - Bucura lake

Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge  - Bucura lake

Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge - Bucura lake

Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge  - Bucura lake

Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge - Bucura lake

Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge  - Bucura lake

Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge - Bucura lake

Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge  - Bucura lake

Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge - Bucura lake

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Retezat mountains: Peleaga peak

Retezat mountains: Retezat peak - Peleaga saddle

Retezat mountains: Retezat peak - Peleaga saddle

Retezat mountains: Retezat peak - Peleaga saddle

Retezat mountains: Retezat peak - Peleaga saddle

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Retezat mountains: Bucura Lake - Custura peak

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Retezat mountains: Pietrele lodge - Peleaga saddle

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Retezat mountains: Gales lake - Peleaga saddle

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Retezat mountains: Pietrele lake