Photos by Espen Oldeman Lund
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Jun - Nov

Elevation gain:

1210 m


19 km/10-12 hrs

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Impressive peak in Jotunheimen National Park

Munken is one of the seven summits that offshoots from the mountain Kalvehøgde, and is located on the northeastern part of the 10km long glacier situated in the southern part of Jotunheimen.

While hiking to Munken you will pass through the lush Leirungsdalen valley, with 2,000-meter peaks towering on both sides of you. The valley here becomes narrower and the hillsides become steeper the closer you get to Kalvehøgde. You will see Munken standing out more than the others with glaciers on either side.

There are a total of 30 surrounding peaks, as you gain altitude, each peak is nicer than the last. During the trip, you’ll not only reach the summit of Munken, but also of Mugna and Rasletinden. Be prepared to do quite a lot of scrambling.

The National Map Institute chose the name for Munken, which means “The Munk” in English.

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