Australian Wombats across the Romanian Carpathians

There are 20 years since I organise outdoor journeys in Romanian mountains and I can remember most of my guests. And for sure I’ll remember the Australian wombats, Geoff, Max and Colin, and of course I Kate.
The original tour starts in Brasov and end almost in Sibiu, over 12 days of hiking in seven mountain ranges in South Carpathian mountain in Romania, kind of Haute route in Romania. But because of a very wet period in July, we had to reorganize our tour, but even despite the bad and wet weather, we succeed to traverse Piatra Mare mountain range, Bucegi mountains and some parts from Piatra Craiului and Fagaras mountains.
The most spectacular day, because weather was good, was the hike from Negoiu hut to Balea lake mountain hotel, over Strunga Ciobanului. Beautiful weather, clouds, so we enjoy it because for sure was the best day of our two weeks hike!
Special thanks to Mariana de la Barcaciu hut for her full support during the hike from Negoiu hut to Balea lake!

Enjoy the photos,
Iulian, August 2018

Hi Iulian

Back in Australia now after my European sojourn and a bit sadden to read the news about the unrest in Bucharest. I hope something positive comes from it all.

I want to thank you for not only organizing our tour but guiding it. After 40 odd of years of walking either solo, guiding or occasionally being guided, I guess I know a bit about what makes a good guide and I have to say you are one of the best I have come across.

Your attention to detail, organizational and leadership skills and ability to connect to us “oldies” ensured we had a terrific time. I was particularly impressed with how you were able to constantly amend the itinerary to meet the changing needs of the party, especially during wet weather, and without affecting the quality of the overall experience, was very impressive.

We also enjoy your sense of humor and really appreciated your obvious good relationships and commitment to all your connections (taxi drivers, guest house owners ice cream and chocolate suppliers etc) that ensured we got to experience the friendliness of Romanians first hand.

So, from myself, Kate, Colin and Max ….. THANK YOU!!
Jamberoo, Australia, July 2018

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