Fagaras Mountains are a massif which is part of the Southern Carpathians, and in which the highest mountain peak in Romania, Moldoveanu peak. From east to west and measures approximately 70 km from north to south about 45 km. Fagaras Mountains resemble a huge backbone oriented from east to west with “ribs” (ridges) oriented north and respectively south. Peaks in the north are much shorter and more abrupt than in the south, which are very long and slow.
You can find many glacier lakes in the Făgăraș Mountains. Bâlea (2034 m, 46,508 m², 11.35 m deep) is the largest lake. The highest lake is in the Hărtopul Leaotei glacial valley. The deepest glacial lake is Podragu (2140 m, 28,550 m² 15.5 m deep). Other lakes: Urlea (2170 m, 20,150 m²), Capra (2230 m, 18,340 m²).
In winter, near Balea lake ice climbing lovers come here at a ice waterfall.
The most famous of these lakes is Balea Lac (lac, rom. Lake), whose water supplies the material of the annual construction of the Hotel of Ice. The 4.6-ha big lake is located in a glacier-formed recess at an altitude of 2,034 meters.