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Transylvania - Walking in the Carpathians

Itinerary for Transylvania - Walking in the Carpathians

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive Bucharest. Overnight in Bucharest
Meals included: none
Overnight at Hotel in Bucharest

Day 2: Putna Monastery
Short walk to Bucharest train station (3 min.) and train to Suceava. A car will then transfer you to Putna.  The impressive monastery, a foundation of Stefan the Great, is the most important spiritual center of Romanian Orthodoxy and played a significant role in the Romanian history. The night is spent in a guest house close to the monastery.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Guesthouse in Putna

Day 3: Sihastria Monastery
Walk to Sihastria Monastery (from one of the hills you have a beautiful birds’ eye view of the impressive monastery) and to a hermit’s cave.
Approx. 4 hours walking
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Guesthouse in Putna

Day 4: Sucevita Monastery
From Putna, you take the old monastery path to Sucevita Monastery. In summer, the forest is full of berries and wild mushrooms. The undercoat of emerald green on which the frescoes are painted (1596) gave the monastery the name ‘a Poem in Green and Light’. The iconostasis is considered to be the most beautiful in the country. As Sacherverell Sitwell wrote in 1938: ‘The first view of the painted church of Sucevita is among the most impressive revelations of the Byzantine world’. The 2 following nights are spent in a welcoming guesthouse with excellent food.
Approx. 5 hours walking
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Guesthouse in Sucevita

Day 5: Moldovita Monastery
Transfer by car over the Ciumirna Pass, with magnificent panoramic views. Visit Moldovita Monastery, famous for its brilliant frescoes (‘a parchment dipped in blue’ is the description of the Tree of Jesse), including the fine Ladder of Paradise. Back in Sucevita a circular walk to enjoy a wonderful view over this impressive, fortified monastery.
Approx. 3 hours walking
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Guesthouse in Sucevita

Day 6: Humor Monastery
Short transfer to Solca village. The walk to Humor takes you through pastoral scenery and villages founded by Poles in the Habsburg period. The way is still used by horse-drawn hay carts, whilst in the fields the sickle and scythe are still the main implements at harvest. The 16th century monastery church at Humor is painted in blues, greens and reddish browns (from oriental madder pigment).
Approx. 4.5 hours walking
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Guesthouse in Humor

Day 7: Voronet Monastery
Visit Voronet Monastery; its superb frescoes gave it the name ‘the Sistine Chapel of the East’ – architecturally it combines Gothic and Byzantine features. Continue up to the Obcina with fine views over the valley and villages and back to Manastirea Humorului.
Approx. 4.5 hours walking
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Guesthouse in Humor

Day 8: Departure
Transfer to Suceava and then, train to Bucharest and departure.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Transylvania - Walking in the Carpathians
Tour Code: ZZ-HKRM02
8 days / 7 nights ~$780.00
Dates: May to October

Trip Rating :
Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Bucharest
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