Touristik Label - 901MN20: La Şipote - Poiana Pichetul Roşu

Trail 20 (red dot) is one of the easiest mountain trails in Bucegi, without major difficulties, crossing a few meadows, with only one more serious climb on Muchia Cenusie edge, continuing with a gentle ascent to Diham Hut and further to Pichetul Rosu Meadow.
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Trail Details

Difficulty
medium
Distance
5,98km
Duration
1:45-2:15h
Ascent
350m
Descent
10m
Peak
1454m

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Directions

The trail starts from DN73A national road and follows the forest road for about 800 meters. Follow the path to the right and climb on the slightly upward contour line, crossing a few creeks. Get to a power pole and in 10 minutes descend into Frasinet Valley. Walk upstream about 400 meters and after a concrete bridge climb steeply to the right, cutting the bends of a road for articulated tractors. Get into Frasinet Meadow, turn left (to the south) and climb on the eastern slope of Muchia Cenusie edge, along the power line, to Diham Hut (1,320 m). Continue the climb to Diham Peak and after the new constructions turn right, uphill, to Pichetul Rosu. Walk around Diham Peak on the western slope to reach Pichetul Rosu Meadow.

Stages

La Şipote - Cabana Diham (1320 m) - Poiana Pichetul Roşu

Description

The easy trail can be done all year round by any traveler. It crosses several meadows, where you can have a break, and reaches Pichetul Rosu Meadow (connection with trails 9 and 11).

From La Sipote, the trail begins to reveal a picturesque landscape, crossing a beautiful meadow on the ridge that separates Rasnoava and Ghimbav valley, with Bucsoiu Peak, Frasinet Meadow and Morarului Fangs adding to the painting from the background.

Follow the road that leads to Forban Hut for about 800 m, then continue on the contour line to Frasinet Valley, crossing a few streams. There are also several springs. Once you get into Frasinet Meadow, leave trail 19 (towards Glajariei Valley) to the right. Turn left (south) and climb on the eastern slope of Muchia Cenusie edge, along the power line, to Diham Hut.

Located at an elevation of 1,320 m, Diham Hut is one of the most demanded cabins in both summer and winter months, with easy access from 4 directions: Predeal, Azuga, Busteni and Rasnov. If you want to stop here, it is advisable to call in advance, even just for a meal.

From Diham Meadow, continue the climb around Diham Peak to Pichetul Rosu. It takes 45 minutes to reach Pichetul Rosu Meadow from Diham Hut (connection with trails 9 and 11).

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La Şipote - Poiana Pichetul Roşu in Bucegi-Leaota, Braşov is a medium hiking trail.
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