From Bessheim to walk up to Bessvatnet(lake). It is 400 high-altitude meters, and an adult uses around one hour. The hike is quite steep. The hike ascends past the old mountain farm here at Bessheim, straight to the top. After a while the trail leads somewhat to the left, and once done ascending you will reach the river Bessa. The remaining hike then follows Bessa until you reach Bessvassosen. On this hike you will get a view of the entire valley Sjodalen. Once you reach Bessvatnet(lake) you will get a view of the most majestic mountain in Jotunheimen, Besshø 2258 MASL. Halfway in the hike you will find areas in the river that is suiteable to swim in.

At Bessvasosen you will have to cross the bridge over Bessa(river), and descend towards Gjendeosen. This takes about an hour. A cafe can be found at Gjendesheim Mountain lodge, and at the parking by Gjendeosen. From Gjendeosen to Bessheim the trail goes across Gjendehalsen. First you ascend a steep hill from Gjendeosen, and then the trail descends diagonally all the way to Bessa until you reach the county road 51. The last part of the trail is beside this road.

Follow the marked trail to Bessvatn(lake). From here, the trail is marked all the way to Gjendesheim. The trail is only marked, and no ski tracks can be found. Across Gjendehalsen ski tracks can be found created by snowmobiles.