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Mauritius: Le Pouce Mountain Hike

1. Mauritius: Le Pouce Mountain Hike

Your hike begins in the region of Moka, which is known as the “heart” of Mauritius. Begin with an introduction, which includes a briefing about security and the mountain hazards. There will be plenty of stops during the hike so that you can rest, take plenty of photos, and learn about the unique flora and fauna of the island and the surroundings of the mountain. Traveling at your own pace, your experienced mountaineer will monitor your pace and ensure there are plenty of breaks to rest, slow down the pace, or even move faster whenever needed. The first section of the hike travels through the forest of the mountain, allowing you to enjoy a nice meditative walk for 600 meters in the midst of indigenous plants and trees. The hike then continues to a section where you can enjoy magnificent views towards Port Louis and other peaks of the Moka range, primarily the Guiby peak. Following 700 meters you will reach the shoulder of the mountain, which has an altitude of 736 meters. This area is basically a large flat area of land providing breathtaking views towards the south and northeastern part of Mauritius. At this point your guide provides you with delicious snacks as well as enough time to rest and take plenty of memorable photographs. The hike then continues to the peak, with your guide ensuring that you take the easiest and safest path possible. The last part towards the summit requires some rock scrambling (good hiking shoes/boots or sports shoes are recommended) which can be tackled by both beginner and expert hikers. Once you arrive to the summit, be rewarded with an incredible 360-degree panoramic view. Whilst on the summit you are given enough time to relax, enjoy the moment, take plenty of photographs, and receive more information about your surroundings. Following your time at top of the mountain, make your way back to the meeting point with your guide ensuring your security the entire way.

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5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Climbing Le Pouce was one of the highlights of our trip. As we had no mountain experience, we decided to book a guided tour and we were not disappointed. We were well looked after by Kevin, who kept inquiring about our well-being and safely guided us to the summit with his positive attitude, experience and knowledge. He also explained a lot to us about the animal and plant world of Mauritius. An all-round successful day. We can only recommend Kevin and would book a tour with him again at any time.

Kevin is an excellent guide. He knows these mountains intimately, including insights on Indigenous horticulture and birds. He also knows when to pause and take in the scenery. I have another hike lined up with Kevin because he's that good.

It was really an amazing experience. My twin boys loved it and reached up to the top! Our guide "Kevin" was really highly approachable, professional, experienced and taught us a lot about Mauritius and nature of the land. Thank you Kevin!

Amazing experience! The views at the top are spectacular. Our guide Kevin was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. 100% recommend!

Amazing guide and great experience. Wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else