Kungsleden Day 3 Part 1 – Alesjaure to Tjaktja

Around 7am I woke up again and after having a breakfast of can of fruits, ryvita with cheese and some biscuits, we head towards Salka with a plan to skip Tjaktja…another mistake i guess 🙂

DSC08927

Right at the start we had to cross Alisjavri lake (i guess) via a suspension bridge.

DSC08934

Leaving behind Alesjaure.

 

After that snow covered peaks and glaciers were on both sides of the trail as we hiked on arctic meadows covered with crowberries or grass.

DSC08937

DSC08951

DSC08942

DSC08963

Alice crossing another bridge.

 

After about 7-8 km we took a break. The views around us were just amazing.

DSC08975

While Anna enjoying the views, Karl was lost in the map.

DSC08979

As we carried on again for another 6km to Tjaktja, Ian once again decided to unpack and pack 🙂

DSC08998

It was a comfortable hike with slow ascending trail with long stretches of flat parts.

DSC09004

DSC09025

Nigel in search for a perfect view for his camera

DSC09034

Tjaktja hut in front after hiking the only climb so far. It was very deceptive. At first glance it looked like I could simply go down the hill, cross the stream and climb back up to the hut… but guess what

DSC09038

this is how it looks when you actually go down the hill and reach the stream. There was a glacier with a waterfall next to it. The rocks were very slippery and it was very difficult to cross the stream. I nearly slipped but backed out. Then I looked up and realized there was another bridge behind the water fall. I simply went back up the hill, walked few hundred meters, cross the bridge and walked round back to the hut. However while i was at the stream i saw Stephanie slipping and there were a couple of other hikers that walked all the way up to the glacier and I am sure they must have fallen while crossing.

DSC09047

Caught Lisette watching and enjoying ppl slipping and getting wet in the stream 🙂

DSC09049

I was at the back so when I reached the hut I figure out nearly everyone slipped and got wet into the stream. I guess that’s why nobody alerted me about the bridge while I was down there, they were just enjoying watching  ppl slipping and getting wet 🙂

DSC09050

Sean decided to get on with the business… coffee 🙂

DSC09055

While we enjoyed the coffee, Dorota as usual couldn’t wait to carry on. She was like a soldier on a mission 🙂

DSC09058

The view of glacier and the waterfall from Tjaktja hut.

After a short break we carried on towards Salka.

 

Advertisements
Categories: Europe, Sweden | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: