• Clear Views

    Munduk is located in the mountains where rain and heavy clouds are common. However, if
    you are lucky on a clear day you might have a chance to see beautiful view of the valley

  • Rice fields Munduk

    When you plan to go hiking in Munduk make sure you head to the nearby rice fields. They
    are one of the nicest on the island

  • Mountains of central Bali

    The mountain area of Munduk is the ideal place to go hiking through the coffee, clove and vanilla plantations and rice fields.

  • Clove

    Along the main road you will often see rice, corn or cloves being dried in the sun. In
    Munduk you will often see cloves due to the many nearby plantation.

Hiking in Munduk, heaven for nature lovers


Hiking in Munduk should be on top of your list if you are into hiking. The area is made for this kind of activity and here are at least 12 hiking trails you can choose from all designed by I Nyoman Bagiarta from Puri Lumbung Cottages.

Some of these Munduk hiking trails are easily done without a local guide but if you like to have background information about the area I recommend you to hire one, which is easily arranged through your hotel in Munduk.

 

hiking in munduk along river
Scenes along the way

 

It's great to have someone with you who is a walking encyclopedia so you don't have to flip through specialized guide books yourself. Don't worry about the costs, it's around $25 USD for an English speaking guide for 2/3 hours, less for a guide who isn't fluent ;-)

When we went hiking we arranged our guide, Nyoman Sutarya at Meme Surung home stay. He took us along the 'Loop Track' which started at Munduk village and took us pass villages, their plantations into the mountains of Munduk. The highlight of the track were the two waterfalls Red Coral and Laangan.

The hike was not that intensive, only the steps up would break us into a sweat. Besides plants and herbs, our guide would provide us with information about how Munduk used to be, all the developments and eco initiatives that have taken place since.

 

munduk bali guide nyoman sutarya
With Munduk guide Nyoman Sutarya

 

If you want to go hiking around Munduk here are the 12 hikes offered:

1. Red Coral (Tanah Barak) Waterfall Trek, 2 hours, level: easy
Highlights: cloves, vanilla, avocado and Bali coffee plantations and Red Coral Waterfall

2. Loop trek containing a number of waterfalls in Munduk, 2/3 hours, level: moderate
Highlights: Red Coral waterfall, walk along small river bank and Laangan Waterfall (highest in Bali)

3. Environmental trek combining waterfall and rice fields, 3/4 hours, level: easy
Highlights: Red Coral waterfall, walk along small riverbank to Dayang village and rice field views.

4. Inter Village trek, 4/5 hours, level: moderate
Highlights: the biggest banyan tree in Bali, to Bolangan for terraced rice field views

 

banyan tree munduk bali
The biggest and oldest Banyan tree in Bali

 

5. Stone Water Spring Trek, 3/4 hours, level: easy to moderate
Highlights: Batumejajah settlement where water comes out of stones, coffee, vanilla and clove plantations, rice terraces and Balinese villages.

6. Dutch colonial trek, 4/6 hours, level: challenging
Highlights: Pessanggrahan where the first guest house in Bali was built in 1906, Balinese villages with rice terraces, coffee and clove plantations, Lake Tamblingan and alternative hiking route or transfer by car to Munduk.

 

spider hiking munduk
Colorful (or scary for some?) encounters along the way

 

7. Subak trek (Traditional Balinese water distribution system), 2/3 hours, level: easy
Highlights: Subak Suradadi, herbs and spices, Dayang village, traditional tunnel and public bathing place.

8. Mendaum Riverside trek, 3/4 hours, level: moderate
Highlights: by car to Mundukan Tingkih village, walk along river banks, Laangan waterfall (highest in Bali)

 

laangan waterfall munduk bali
The highest waterfall in Bali

 

9. Tropical Fruit trek, 3/4 hours, level: moderate
Highlights: by car to Bestala village, visit nearby villages, traditional genggong music (on request). At Village Kayu Putih there are ancient sarcophagus/pre-historic sandstone coffins and several fruits in season (best time November to January).

10. Inter Lake Trek, 2/4 hours, level: moderate (transport and canoe not included)
Highlights: by car to Lake Buyan, a vegetable and strawberry plantation center, temples, Telaga Aye, which is the canal connecting Lake Buyan with Lake Tamblingan.

 

munduk bali hiking ascend
The stairs were the 'toughest' part during our hike

 

11. Historical Trek, 3/4 hours, level: moderate
Highlights: route of the ancient Majapahit expeditions, visit ruins, Lake Tamblingan, transfer by car to Munduk.

12. Balinese patriots long march trek, 3/4 hours, level: moderate
Highlights: route through mountain posts of the Balinese patriots who resisted the Dutch in 1945-1950, Balinese villages and plantations, view of the oldest and biggest banyan tree in Bali.


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