Kungsleden: Trekking Winter (Travel Journal)

Day 8

Our destination for today is Tjäkta. We are starting quite early at about 9:30 am. Christian is trying to slide down the mountain with the sled. He ends up with a face full of snow. A swarm of ptarmigans flow away they probably made fun of it.

The weather and landscape are great. The route is quite hilly but we are getting progress fast. Except for the last 2 km they are really steep and a real challenge for all of us with all the luggage. We are close to the highest point of our journey and in addition to that, we are now running in the shadows. IT’S so freaking cold!!! At least that way we are not losing much time in spending too long breaks.

having a break on the trail
having a break on the trail ©Jarno Hein

In Tjäkta again we are getting a warm welcome from the hosts. The capacities here are much lower than in Alesjaure. (there are only an estimated 15 beds) Everything is a bit quieter … and – for me meanwhile of enormous importance – the toilet is very close!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Vera says:

    Hey guys,
    some friends and I want to do a similar trip. We have a few questions as it is kind of hard to find information online. Did you bring avalanche safety equipment? How many kilometers did you walk a day? And are there huts between Abiskojaure & Alesjaure?
    Thanks for your help!!

    1. Christian says:

      Hey Vera, on this route you don’t need to take avalanche protection. But of course it depends on the tour you want to do.
      Between Abiskojaure & Alesjaure there is a basic hut (a hut with stove and toilet, nothing else). We have marked it on the map and also in the gpx data. If you have more questions or want to discuss your final route in detail, let me know. I’ll be happy to help. All the best Christian

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