Map of DN7c: Bâlea Lake

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Situated at 2034m altitude, the 46508sq.m and 11.35m deep lake Bâlea dates back to the ice age. It is part of a 180 hectare reservation which is surrounded by the following peaks: Vânatoarea lui Buteanu (2507m), Capra peak (2496m), Paltinu Mare peak (2398m), Muchia Buteanu and Piscul Bâlii. The reservation is the home of many rare plants, for e.g. the edelweiss, and many protected animals, e.g. the chamois, lynx and bald eagle.
The lake is populated by trouts. In 1904 a hostel was built on a peninsula in the middle of the lake. Later it burned down. A bigger building was erected on its place which became the most popular tourist lodge in the Făgărășan Alps. In the winter of 2006 Eastern Europe's first ice hotel was built on the side of the lake, having a reception, a bar, and rooms with French beds. The hotel was illuminated by fluorescent lamps. In the winter of 2007 the first ice church was built next to hotel. The ice blocks for the buildings were taken from the lake.

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Barbu Horațiu

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Barbu Horațiu

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Florin Cogean

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Florin Cogean

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Dénes László

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Dénes László

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Andreia Izabela

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Andreia Izabela

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Florin Cogean

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Florin Cogean

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Florin Cogean

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Florin Cogean

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: WR

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Monica

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Monica

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cosmin Leonte

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

Bâlea Lake, DN7c Transfăgărășan·, Photo: Cătălin Lucan

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GPS: 45.60365N, 24.61730E

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Map of DN7c: Bâlea Lake
Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lac - Bâlea waterfall through Doamnei vale

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lac - Bâlea waterfall through Doamnei vale

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lac - Bâlea waterfall through Doamnei vale

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lac - Bâlea waterfall through Doamnei vale

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak

Făgăraş mountains: Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak

DN7c: Transfăgărăşan tunnel

DN7c: Transfăgărăşan tunnel

DN7c: Bâlea Lake

DN7c: Bâlea Lake

Făgăraş mountains: Tunnel Transfăgărăşan south - Balea saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Tunnel Transfăgărăşan south - Balea saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lac chalet

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lac chalet

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Balea Cascadă cottage - Balea lake through Buteanu

Făgăraş mountains: Balea Cascadă cottage - Balea lake through Buteanu

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lake - Caprei saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Bâlea Lake - Caprei saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak

Făgăraş mountains: Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak

Făgăraş mountains: Caprei saddle-Vânătoarea lui Buteanu

Făgăraş mountains: Caprei saddle-Vânătoarea lui Buteanu

Făgăraş mountains: Cota 2000 Salvamont house - Capra lake

Făgăraş mountains: Cota 2000 Salvamont house - Capra lake

Făgăraş mountains: Capra lake

Făgăraş mountains: Capra lake

Făgăraş mountains: Văiugii saddle - Văiugii valley

Făgăraş mountains: Văiugii saddle - Văiugii valley

Făgăraş mountains: Caprei saddle-Vânătoarea lui Buteanu

Făgăraş mountains: Caprei saddle-Vânătoarea lui Buteanu

Făgăraş mountains: Podragu saddle -  Capra saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Podragu saddle - Capra saddle

Făgăraş mountains: Vânătoarea lui Buteanu peak

Făgăraş mountains: Vânătoarea lui Buteanu peak

Făgăraş mountains: Capra lodge - Caprei lake

Făgăraş mountains: Capra lodge - Caprei lake