“Three days in wild nature” – winter itinerary

It can be quite easy to get near to wildlife in winter. We will travel by cross-country ski or snow-shoes, exploring areas frequented by wild animals at this time of the year. Skis and snow-shoes are essential in winter in the Piatra Craiului area as we usually have deep snow. For wildlife conservation reasons, groups must be a minimum of three persons and maximum of eight during the day.

First day:

– meet at guesthouse
– visit Zarnesti and Coltii Chiliilor monastery

Second day:

08.30 – meet at guesthouse
10.00 – hike to Sirnea village. Picnic lunch on route
17.30 – return to guesthouse
18.00 – dinner

Third day:

09.00 – meet at guesthouse
09.30 – exploring a large carnivore area around Prapastiile Zarnestului. Picnic lunch on route
17.00 – return to guesthouse
18.00 – depart

Includes: specialised wildlife and mountain guides, all local transport, all fees charged for walking in the forest to make wildlife observations. Also included is full-board accommodation at a three star guesthouse for two nights. Not included are hire fees for cross-country skis or snow shoes. If you don’t have your own, we can provide these for hire. All persons in the team should have similar equipment.

Essential equipment and clothing needed

Besides ordinary travelling clothes you will also need: a small backpack, comfortable walking boots with good ankle support, water bottle, waterproof jacket and warm sweater, sunglasses, sunscreen and sun hat.

Medical and Health Requirements

To the best of our knowledge the Romanian Government does not currently require you to have any special vaccinations. Please consult your family doctor (G.P.) before your visit to Romania. All our activities imply physical effort, walking long distances at medium and high altitudes and possibly climbing. Please check with your doctor if your health allows you to participate! Participants must be at least 10 years old. Participants under age must have parents’ written agreement.

You must have travel insurance which must include:

  • Accident and medical treatment
  • Medical repatriation
  • Loss of or theft of baggage, personal belongings, money, credit cards, etc.
  • Cancellation, curtailment or change to programme

You must ensure that your insurance is suitable for adventure activities such as: climbing, abseiling, horse riding, skiing, high altitude hiking, or any other activity as specified in the programme itinerary.