Munduk on the mountain
Munduk grips the sides of the skinny mountain road. Loads of small shops and warungs with homestays and other accommodation interlaced. All offer stunning views across the jungle to the mountains.
Cloves are harvested between July and October permeating the air with spicy scents. The cloves are spread out and dried on mats along the roadside and in yards.
While some have the dangerous job of climbing the ladders and picking from the trees and carrying down up to 50 kilograms of clove flowers, others collect flowers scattered on the ground, and pengepiks separate the buds from the leaves and branches.
Here’s an article on clove production.
And one about Munduk: Dominion of Cloves.
The walk goes through clove plantations and macadamia groves. The macadamias are harvested when the fall to the ground – a much safer job than the clove harvesters have.
From here it’s a fair walk to the main road.
Travelfish has more details about the walk and the third waterfall, which I didn’t visit.
Accommodation – more views