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Location Centre
Minimum Age 10
Operating Days All Days
Duration 3 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time 09:30 - 13:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment Please bring hiking shoes, sun cream and mosquito repellent, spare set of clothes
from 55€

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Half Day Hiking Pouce Mountain 

The starting point for this hike is Commercial Center of Helvettia. There you will meet the guide and prepare for the hike. You can also park your car in the safe protected parking area of the commercial center.
From the Commercial Center of Helvettia you will start with a 1 hour climb up to the summit of Le Pouce mountain.

Le Pouce - This mountain is the third highest in Mauritius, peaking at 812m, is located in the North West of the island between the Pieter Both and the Signal mountain. Le Pouce is known as ‘The Thumb’ peak. The first person to climb Le Pouce is accredited as Charles Darwin.

Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day

From the peak you will have an amazing 360 degree view of Mauritius. The sight of the northern part of the island is splendid, with a beautiful view of the northern small islands of Mauritius - Flat Island, Round Island and Snake Island. You will also get to look down onto the capital and to the west part of the island.

It also offers one of the most beautiful views of the capital: Port Louis, as well as of Moka and the high grounds of Plain Wilhems.

From the summit you will hike down enjoying the great views until getting back to the start point at Moka.

Region: Mauritius Central Plateau

Difficulty: Easy - Medium

Minimum age requirement: 10 years and above

Duration: The entire trip will take half a day: starting between 9:00 to 09:30 until 12:00 to 13:00*

About the guide and the spirit of the trip - All hiking excursions and treks will be under the experienced and professional guidance of one of the top guides in Mauritius, while sharing his local knowledge, passion for sports and love of nature.

Each trip is carried out with a total respect towards nature and while making it a top priority to stress the importance of its preservation. The trip will take you around some of the most beautiful places in Mauritius and you will get to learn more about the fauna and flora and what’s being done towards its preservation, making this a unique and enriching experience.

About Hiking in Mauritius - Mauritius, being a volcanic island, has several breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot. The island is well known for its natural beauty.

Mauritius is famous for its breathtaking nature, beautiful birds, flora, coastlines and with many magnificent views.

The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.

To learn more about hiking and trekking in Mauritius check our Trekking in Mauritius page.


  • Trip duration: meeting at Commercial Center of Helvettia at 9:00 / 09:30 and finishing at around 12:00 / 13:00* back at Commercial Center of Helvettia
  • Water and juice will be provided during the trip
  • It is recommended to bring hiking shoes, sun cream and mosquito repellent, spare set of clothes
  • Region: Mauritius Center
  • Difficulty: Easy - Medium
  • Minimum age requirement: 10 years and above

*Depending on participant’s physical conditions


  • Price per participant: - 55 Euro /person

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| reviewed by Christine Duverge – United States | July 14, 2017
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