The Bucegi Mountains have a very steep slope towards the popular tourist destination Prahova Valley . At a higher elevation is the Bucegi Plateau, where wind and rain have turned the rocks into spectacular figures such as the Sphinx and Babele .
The highest point in the Bucegi is Omu Peak (2505m), which stands in the north and constitutes an orographic node where the following five, most important ridges meet:
The main ridge runs south from Omu Peak, separating the Prahova Valley from the Ialomiţa Valley, over the summit of Surlele-Brânduşa, until after about 24 km it reaches the village of Moroieni. In its central part the main ridge gets wider and forms a plateau (Bucegi Plateau) which has a length of 10 km and is up to 3 km wide .
The Bucegi mountains were covered by glaciers. After they melted, typical glacial valleys, with U-shaped cross sections and irregular long profiles, were exposed. Around the peak of Omu there are 9 post-glacial valleys. Three of them form the headwaters of the Ialomița river: Obârşia valley, Doamnele and Şugarilor. The Cerbului valley lies in the east and the others: the Morarului, Mălăieşti, Ţigăneşti, Ciubotea and Gaura valleys lie between the northerly summits.
The Ialomiţa valley is the greatest valley of the Bucegi Mountains but the most interesting is the Horoaba valley. The most important valleys with headwalls within the abrupt cliffs towering over the Prahova river are the Cerbului and Moraru valleys, then the Alba, Jepilor, Urlatorilor, Babei, Peleşului and Zgârburei.
Heroes cross at 2200 meter altitude .