Hargita Ridge Tour - 5 Days

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The romantic landscape and intact wildlife of the Hargita Mountains combined with the annual torch skiing is an experience for a lifetime. Join us on our favourite ski tour and let us introduce you to the hidden beauty of our home mountain.

Harghita is the youngest volcanic mountain of the Carpathians. The mountain which rises 1000-1200 m above the Transylvanian and Csík basins with its vast forests, easily accessible hills, lowland pastures, mineral waters and thermal springs is one of the main embodiment of the Transylvanian Carpathian atmosphere.

During our tour, we will walk through the mountain ridge for a total of 60 km, from Vasláb to Csíkszentimrei Büdösfürdő.

Day 1
March 13

After arriving to the guesthouse we take our dinner followed by a short presentation, than we prepare our stuff for the tour, select and adjusting the equipment for everybody.

Day 2
March 14

After the transfer to the starting point of Harghita ridge, Voslobeni we start our tour by hiking up to the first peak called Ostoros (1384), followed by Veres-Bükk (1336). Then we ski down to Dragon Lake, followed by a long hike up to Fertő-Peak (1589). From here in good weather we have a nice view.

After a short break we ski down on a large, clear plateau with two old shepherd houses. At the end of the plateau we’ll drink from a hidden spring, then we ski down in the forest almost back to the guesthouse.

Day 3
March 15

We’ll continue our trip from the spring following a trail in the forest all the way up to the highest point of the Harghita Mountains, the Harghita Madaras peak (1801). In clear weather you have an amazing view of the Southern Carpathians from the peak. We finish our second day tour with a 1.5 km descent to the ski area of Harghita Madaras.

March 15 is the National Day of Hungary. On Harghita Madaras there is a 3 year old tradition to celebrate this day with skiing with torches. It is a very unique experience, in which is worth participating

Day 4
March 16

This is the highest and probably the most beautiful part of our tour, going from Harghita Madaras to the other ski area of the mountain, Harghita Bai. We climb through beautiful pine forests, glades and we visit 2 more peaks before we ski down to Harghita Bai.

Day 5
March 17

We start our tour with a light hike to the Kossuth Rock. After a large plateau we enter in the forest where we ski down to Tolvajos tető. Here we cross the main road between Odorheiu Secuiesc and Miercurea Ciuc than we climb up on an old, unused ski slope. Following a light walk between 1100 and 1200 m above sea level, with not so many ascents or descents we end our tour near Santimbru Bai.

The trip cost includes

  • Ski touring equipments (skis, boots, poles, skins)
  • Accomodation (5 nights at guesthouse and mountain hut)
  • Breakfast at the guesthouse
  • 4 days of guidance
  • Transfer to the guesthouse at the end of the day, in the morning back to the starting place

The trip cost excludes

  • Traveling to Izvoare
  • Launch and Dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal gear (weather appropriate clothing)
Price From EUR  235/person
Total 235 EUR

Trip Facts

  • Advanced
  • 60 km


2022. december
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