Touristik Label - 201MN10: Buşteni - Poiana Coştilei - Cabana Omu

Trail 10 (yellow stripe) crosses Cerbului Valley almost entirely, except for the part called Plaiul Fanului or Drumul Tunului. It is the most important valley on the slope of the Bucegi Mountains facing Prahova Valley, a delightful valley that cuts into the mountains, known as the "City on Wheels" or the "Green Meadow at the Foot of the Mountains". After crossing the last meadows on Cerbului Valley (Valea Cerbului, Urzicii, Priponului meadows), cross the narrow canyon called "La numărătoarea oilor", and continue on the southern slope of Mount Morar to Omu Hut
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Trail Details

Difficulty
medium/hard
Distance
11,87km
Duration
5:30-7:00h
Ascent
1610m
Descent
0m
Peak
2480m

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Directions

From Busteni train station follow DN1 national road to the north to Nestor Ureche Street, turn left on this street and continue to the asphalt road on Cerbului Valley, which you follow to Fanului Meadow. Climb on the road for articulated tractors through the north of Galma Mare (1,419 m), on Fanului plain or Tunului road to Costila Meadow, cross it and reach Valea Cerbului Meadow. Cross the stream of Cerbului Valley, climb on the northern slope for about 1½ hours, follow the path through Urzica and Pripon meadows, climb several rocky thresholds through the narrow ’La numaratoarea oilor - Counting sheep’ canyon and another rocky threshold and reach the stream of Cerbului Valley. Continue up on the southern slope, cross onto the north/left (geographical) slope and after 30 minutes return to the south/right slope to climb a rocky threshold in the last cirque of Cerbului Valley. Climb to the right winding on the southern slope of Mount Morarul to reach Omu Hut (2,507 m).

Stages

Buşteni - Plaiul Fânului - Poiana Coştilei - Cabana Omu

Description

Know as ’the stone house on Omu Peak’, Omu Hut is the highest hut in the Carpathians (2,505 m). The Weather Station Hut on Omu Peak is the highest permanent dwelling in Romania.

The impressive panoramic views seen from the cabin are the true attraction of this thrilling place. Legend says that Omu Peak is, in fact, a shepherd who, thousands of years ago, got lost here because of a storm. As he could not find his way back, the shepherd began to curse and curse, and God became angry and turned him into a rock.

The trail starts from Busteni train station or from Caminul Alpin guesthouse. Once you reach the road (connection with trails 6, 11 and 12), continue on the road, and in approx. 30-40 min from Busteni and after crossing a small bridge over Hoagelor stream you reach the intersection of the roads to Plaiul Fanului - Costila Meadow with trails 11 and 12 (which continue to Gura Diham Hut).

Your trail (yellow stripe) continues to the left, on Fanului Plain or "Drumul Tunului", through a wide meadow, climbs on the right side of Galma Mare Peak (1,419 m) and reaches Costila Meadow, where the landscape is dominated by the view of the steep slope of Costila. Walk past the sheepfold on the northern side of the meadow and get to the intersection with trail 9 (which leads to Malaiesti Hut).

Continue along Cerbului Valley through several small meadows (Valea Cerbului, Urzicii, Priponului meadows), climb the rocky steps through the narrow canyon called "La numaratoarea oilor", leave Mount Coltii Obarsiei (2,480 m) to the left, remarkable through the ​​rocky walls (Cerdacul Obarsiei), and climb the switchbacks on the southern slope of Mount Morarul to get below Omu Hut, where you reach the intersection with trail 37 – yellow stripe (which comes from Piatra Arsa). From here, there are about 200 m left to Omu Hut.

Observations

Inaccessible in winter.

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Buşteni - Poiana Coştilei - Cabana Omu in Bucegi-Leaota, Prahova is a medium/hard hiking trail.
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