From Balea Cascada Hut and the Transfagarasan high alpine road, climb northward, cross the river and continue on the western side of the river. Climb the switchbacks through the forest until you get to cable car pillar 2, the beginning of Balea Valley. Walk up along the contour line and reach a coil of the Transfagarasan high alpine road. Above, there is a dale protected with snow fences in the upper part. From here, climb 200-300 m on the side of the road until you get below the power lines, climb the glacial threshold towards the southeast, cross the road and reach a large glacial cirque. Climb another glacial threshold and reach the north-eastern end of the lake, near Balea Lake Hut.