Ghereşu Lake, Parâng Mountains

Ghereşu Lake  is a  glacial lake  located in the Parang Mountains and it is part of the glacial lakes chain: Mija, Calcescu, Rosiile, Verde, Carja, Mandra, Taul Inghetat etc.

Generally, the places where lakes formed, were carved by glaciers in the solid rock of the massifs, at the head of the valleys or even on them, forming lakes and cirque glaciers. The most of the lakes were formed in the irregularities created by the front and lateral last terminal moraine of the ice cap.

Cirque lakes are the most frequent, with small surface and shallow, but there are known cases of surprising depths. Cirque glaciers have somehow a circular shape and they are in the vicinity of the mountain ridge at the head of the valley. Snows accumulated and turned into ice at the head of the valleys by under digger, formed depressions limited at the bottom of glacial thresholds. Cirque lakes are not only isolated at the head of a valley. In some larger upper branched pools, there was developed suite of cirques, called complex cirques. Another form is found in stepped cirques, developed on the same shaft of the valley, as a result of glacial phase sequences.

Made from crystalline rocks with numerous alpine crests and glacial cirques, with over 2,000 meters peaks, Parang Mountains are an important destination for the lovers of tourism and winter sports, especially because there, the cold season lasts 8 months / year, and the annual average temperature falls below 0 degrees Celsius at over 1,850 meters altitude.