The staff of Professional Team are specialists
in Carpathian Large Carnivore observation. We have been
taking foreign visitors to watch bears at special observatories,
and trekking on mountain paths that offer excellent wildlife
viewing, for a number of years. We are often able to
observe red deer in the rutting season (15 September
- 15 October), capercaillie during their mating season
(April - May), and chamois on the high ridges of the
Because bears can be dangerous at close quarters, we will be accompanied
by a Ranger at bear watching locations. In order to minimise the
impact on the wildlife we require a minimum of three persons and
maximum of eighteen persons per evening. We will leave the bear watching
hide to return to the guesthouse before sunset. These bears are
truly wild and we have a 70 - 75% chance of seeing them at the
hides. However we cannot guarantee sightings!
When hiking on unmarked paths we will be accompanied by Rangers.
The trainers of the Professional Team Company are members of the
Zarnesti Mountain Rescue Team and Romanian Ski-Climbing Federation.
We are professionals certified by the Romanian Mountain Guides
Associations and we have considerable experience in wild-life observations.
We are authorised by the Romanian Ministry of Tourism - National
Tourism Authority as “Local Guides” (certificate no.
2295/2005) and “Mountain Guide” (certificate no. 2467/2005).
At all times during our adventure activities special attention
is given to safety aspects and procedures.
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!
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.
ONE DAY ITINERARY
We offer you a day looking for the wildlife of the Piatra Craiului
National Park or Bucegi Naural Park. We are specialists in wildlife observation. In order
to minimise the impact on wildlife, groups will be between 3 and
09.00 - meet in Zarnesti
09.10 - hiking on the trail of Carpathian large carnivores
11.30 - visit the Curmatura sheepfold
12.00 - lunch at the Curmatura chalet
13.00 - enter the domain of the chamois around Piatra Mica
14.30 - hike back to Zarnesti
16.00 - free time (depending on season and hour of sunset)
17.30 - drive to bear watching hide
22.30 - return to Zarnesti
Price: 94 EURO per person
Includes: specialised wildlife guide and use of
bear watching hide. These bears are truly wild and we have a 70
- 75% chance of seeing them at the hides. We cannot guarantee sightings!
The price does not include accommodation at guesthouse or lunch
at Curmatura chalet.