upper course of Ialomita river was praised by many Romanian writers,
including Cezar Bolliac,
Here the two roads meet and pass by the magnificent Bolboci chalet, Bolboci lake, Tatarului gorges, Padina chalet and the Monastic complex Pestera.
The old Ialomita, the axis of the settlment in this area, has its spring in the Bucegi mountains at the foot of the "Omu" (Man) peak, being the cradle of life and beauty of this land, from the Dacians times and of those before them.
Nearby the springs, at the entrance in the Ialomita cave, the faithful and the monks from the neighbouring villages (Pietrosita, Moroeni, Bran, Moieciu s.a.) have built Orthodox monastic dwellings several times. The wooden churches and cells have burned down four times during the four centuries of existence. The last fire destroyed the settlement in 1961. Starting August 1993 the complex was completely rebuilt, being now an astonishing place, charming our hearts and souls.
June 9: Conference Dinner organised in the "Pestera" restaurant.
The additional price for this trip is of only 30 USD, including accomodation
and dinner fee.