See a more detailed presentation of how to reach The Podragu Lake, The Balea Lakes and
many other lakes and peaks here
The Vidraru Lake - The Capra Lake - The Balea Lake
From the Capataneni Village to The Vidraru dam there are about 7 km.
A shelter can be The Cumpana Chalet (at about 22km from Capataneni) or
The Capra Chalet from where the path goes either to the Balea Lake either to
Total crossing time: 7 and a half to 8 and a half hours.
The Balea Lake can also be reached by car on the Transfagarasan Road
The Vidraru Lake (The Cumpana Chalet) - The Podragu Saddle - The Podragu Chalet
Mark: blue triangle.
Total crossing time: 9 and a half to 10 and a half hours.
This is a splendid trip on the Buda Valley, from where there are many waterfalls to be admired.
Right before the Podragu Saddle the path is a little more steep and then the
Podragu Chalet follows.
From here The Capra and Balea Lakes can be reached - See how