[Romania] Parcul Naţional Călimani

This activity will be a combination of hiking, learning about nature and cullinary experiences. The participants will begin the jouney from Saru Dornei, the most important access point to the Calimani National Park, at the Hut from the base of Calimaniul Cerbului Peak, where meals and accommodation will be organized (accommodation will be organized in tents, depending on the weather).

The start of the hike will be in Gura Haitii on the blue point trail to the Calimaniul Cerbului Peak, where the group will see and learn information about the volcanic activities (Calimani Massif is volcanic mountain). On the way they will receive from rangers information and learn about the flora and fauna of the Calimani National Park. Once they arrive, the group will accommodate and eat lunch. After lunch, they will have all kind of different activities like photo session, short videos and interviews and environmental games. In the evening, the participants will invited to take place at a local food tasting event, that will be organized by local cook. After that, near camping place they will gaze at the stars and sharing tales around the camp fire.

Next day, after breakfast, the group will make a trip, on the alpine pastures, to a local shepherd hut. They will see how shepherds produce all kind of local food from fresh milk, during their staying with the animals in the alpine pastures area. After, another trail will be chosen for our way back to Saru Dornei. During the descent the group will serve lunch (picnic like). During the event the group will participate to different artistic activities like photo session, short videos and interviews and environmental games. Employees of the Calimani National Park will provide information on the habitats and species that relate to those habitats and geology of the area. The result of this activity will be a mountain / nature / cullinary experience and awareness of the value of natural elements.

Additional Info

  • Destination: Parcul Naţional Călimani
  • Departure: July 8th
  • Return: July 9th
  • Organizer: National Forest Administration-Romsilva
  • Contact person: Cristinel Ortoanu