Most people hike Besseggen from Memurubu. But why not hike Besseggen from Gjendesheim? You can stay one night in Memerubu and continue your hike into Jotunheimen on the Bukkelægret hike.
The trail is also the second stage in the known historical route Jotunheimen. The stage takes you from Memurubu Lodge up and over the Memurutunga plateau before descending to Gjendebu. The Bukkelægret hike offers fantastic views as well as challenging steep hikes during the trail. In rainy weather the route can be extra demanding and slippery on the steep mountain sides.
The Bukkelægret Hike
From Memurubu, the trail climbs west, straight up to the mountain plateau, Memurutunga. You will hike for about 6 kilometers along the plateau among the lakes. After that you start the steep descent down to Gjendebu from Bukkelægeret.
In the steepest sections of the descent to Gjendebu, you will find chains and wire which help make the journey safer. As you arrive at the DNT cabin, you enter the truly romantic areas of the Norwegian mountains. – The rustic farmlands where you will see cows roaming the luscious mountain pastures.