Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day
|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|
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Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain (Half Day) - Overview:
If you are an adventure-seeker and a nature lover, then this package is for you. Experience a fun and slightly challenging climb to the top of Le Pouce Mountain.
Climbing to the top will be so satisfying once you set eyes on the breathtaking 360-degree view on the island. The quaint isles on the north of Mauritius, namely Flat Island, Round Island and Snake Island, are a sight to behold. From the capital to the western part of Mauritius, each side is more mesmerising than the other.
Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day - Highlights
- Half Day trip to the peak of the Le Pouce Mountain
- Hike up is the third highest mountain in Mauritius
- Stunning panoramic views of the island and surrounding coasts
- This hike is perfect for Nature lovers looking for an easy adventure
Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day includes:
- A 3-Hour Guided Hike
- Witness amazing 360 degree views of Mauritius at the peak
- Accompanied by Experienced and Professional Guide
- Water and juice will be provided during the trip
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
Commercial Center of Helvetia, Centre Region
|Duration:||3 hrs 30 mins|
|Operational Days:||All Days|
|Activity time:||09:30 - 13:00*|
Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day
The starting point for this hike is the Commercial Center of Helvettia. There you will meet the guide and prepare for the hike. From the Commercial Center of Helvettia you will start with a 1 hour climb up to the summit of Le Pouce mountain.
After a short briefing, you will be guided all the way to the foot of the mountain before beginning your ascent to the top. The first part of the mountain is perfectly built to warm up your muscles, starting off with a slope of which the gradient increases as you progress into the climb before changing into a rocky path of ascending twists and turns.
Once you reach the halfway point, it's almost as if you are back on the ground with an almost flat plateau with some hills and ditches before you reach the final part of the climb- a steep climb to the summit. Once you reach the top, be sure to touch the rock which is the absolute highest point of the mountain!
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.
About Le Pouce Mountain
Located in the North West of the island between the Pieter Both and the Signal mountain, Le Pouce Mountain is the third highest in Mauritius, peaking at 812m. The first person to climb Le Pouce is accredited as Charles Darwin.
Also known as ‘The Thumb’ peak, it offers one of the most beautiful views of the capital: Port Louis, as well as of Moka and the high grounds of Plaine Wilhems. From the summit you will hike down enjoying the great views till you get back to the starting point at Moka.
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 on 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 alluring 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 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.
- Hiking shoes
- Sun cream
- Mosquito repellent
- Spare set of clothes
- Difficulty: Easy - Medium
- Minimum age requirement: 10 years and above
- Maximum Group Size: 10 persons
|Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day|
|Price per participant:||45 Euros|