Ceahlău National Park shelters a large variety of flora and fauna; some of the species are endemic or rarely seen elsewhere in Romania. The national park is centered around a great mountain showing beautiful limestone formations.
Apart from the national park, many legends revolve around the mountains. It is a significant area for the ancestors of the Romanian people.
The closest airports are Iasi and Suceva. However, these are not major international airports. One of the easier ways to reach the park is to drive from Bucharest. The drive will take around 6 - 7 hours depending on the traffic.
When to visit
The most popular time to visit the national park is during summer. The weather can still be nice during spring and fall. The temperatur drops dramatically during winter. You should try to avoid the cold months in winter unless you are an experienced hiker/explorer.
Map of Ceahlău National Park
Image gallery of Ceahlău National Park
Visitor/Information centres in Ceahlău National Park
Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.
Cabins & Shelters
This section lists some of the cabins and shelters for the national park. They can be great places to stay for the experience or as overnight stays on hikes.
Mushroom hunting in Ceahlău National Park
There is not a lot of information available about mushroom hunting in the national park. You should check with local authorities before going foraging in the national park. There are plenty of forest areas in the national park and this is usually a great starting point for hunting mushrooms.
Remember you should always be 100% sure of the ID on a mushroom. There are plenty of inedible and poisonous mushrooms in most countries.
Camping rules in Ceahlău National Park
You should stick to camping in designated areas. There are both commercial campsites available and campsites on the mountain. Just be sure to check with the local park authorities to find the camping areas.