From Balea Cascada Hut and the Transfagarasan high alpine road, climb northward, cross the river and continue on the western side of the river. Change direction and climb on the contour line to the north until you reach a saddle. Continue slightly downhill on the contour line to Doamnei Valley. Get to the intersection with the trail that descends from Mierea Peak, coming from Vama Cucului Tourist Complex. Continue on the winding path that ascends through the forest and reaches a meadow, where there are some ruins of a sheepfold. Stay on the eastern shore and climb above the valley and get out of the forest, where there is a waterfall. Walk up along Doamnei Valley, past a sheepfold. Continue along the stream to the glacial cirque that hosts Doamnei Lake. Climb a long and sloping glacial threshold that leads to the upper glacial cirque of Doamnei Valley. Continue to the southeast and reach Curmatura Balei Saddle (Doamnei Saddle). Descend the switchbacks to Caldarea Balea glacial cirque, towards the Transfagarasan high alpine road, in the direction of a slope located south of the old Mountain Rescue Hut.