Sunset Hike at Le Pouce Mountain
|16:00 - 18:00
|Offered as Supplement
|A waiver needs to be signed before the activity starts
Sunset Hike at Le Pouce Mountain - Overview
Want to experience something new and exciting during your vacation on the island? As the sun sets on the island, Mauritius Attractions offers a unique hiking trail for you to enjoy with your friends and your family atop one of the most famous peaks of the island.
This trail will give you a different perspective of the island, away from the crowd, as you witness the beautiful sunset at the top of Le Pouce Mountain and watch the bustling capital, Port Louis, come to a standstill as night falls. The breathtaking view of the natural environment alongside the city is really a sight to behold and will surely be one of the most exciting hikes you’ll experience.
Unlike other hikes on Le Pouce Mountain, where you would start early in the morning and be back by noon, this one begins in the afternoon. You will witness how the mountain forest awakens at night as the Capital City buzz slows down. You will have the front row seat to a remarkable sunset picture, one that will always remain vivid in your mind.
Highlights of this package:
- Hike the third tallest mountain in Mauritius
- Get to witness one of the amazing sunsets of the island, on Le Pouce mountain
- Discover the breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain ranges and the coastline
- Enjoy this perfect trail for all fitness levels
- Experience a hike back at dusk, after sunset
- A unique evening hiking experience to share with friends or family
Sunset Hike at Le Pouce Mountain - Inclusions
- Sunset hike at Le Pouce Mountain
- Guided hike with experienced guides
- Night trekking trail on way back
- Breathtaking views of the surrounding
- Safety Briefing and Equipment
- Hiking gears
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 organise 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.
Petit Verger, Centre region
|Around 3 hours (The entire duration depends on the hiking pace of the participants)
About Sunset Hike at Le Pouce
Come and discover this amazing hiking experience at sunset, a feast for the eyes and a breath of fresh air to soothe the soul.
The sunset hike begins in Petit Verger, a small village in the Moka district filled with green scenes. You will meet the guides at Le Petit Verger, at the foot of the Pouce Mountain. Your guides are professional mountaineers who will inform you about the safety and hazards of the mountain and the route of the trail. You will be accompanied at all points of your hike by mountain experts.
Your hike begins with the sun just past its zenith, making the surrounding feel bright and full of life.
The first part of the hike consists of a trail through the mountain’s forest, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful meditative walk among the native plants and trees, allowing you to calm your senses in a serene environment. The hike continues to a section where you can enjoy beautiful views towards Port Louis and other peaks of the Moka Range. A short hike later, you will reach the shoulder of the mountain, at an elevation of 736 metres. This section is essentially a large, gently sloping grassy area, offering amazing views to the south and northeast of the island.
For the final part of your hike, the trail continues to the last part of the summit and requires some rock climbing. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with an incredible 360 degree panoramic view. By the time you reach this spot, the sun would have mellowed into a less blinding light, enveloping you in a satin-like warmth.
At this point, you are sure to have a unique and wonderful view of the sunset; the different fading colours of the sunset shades are sure to capture your mind. While you enjoy the view, the guides will give you more information about your surroundings. You will be able to witness the Mauritian sunset closer to the sky. Enjoy the view of Pieter Both and Port-Louis from a different angle. With the memerising ballet of colours unfolding in front of you, you will feel overwhelmed with peace. As the sun makes its way behind the horizon, it will take with it your worries leaving you feeling lighter and happier - a moment to cherish forever.
On the way back, you will experience a nature hike in the dark, by headlight and with professional climbers to guide you. Hiking during the day is one thing, hiking after sunset is a whole different experience. The hike will be more exciting as all your senses will be elevated as you make your way through the dark. The mountain comes to life at night when all the nocturnal small animals start rummaging around, but rest assured, your guide will make sure you feel safe during the hike back.
This activity is unique in its kind, bringing together adventure and amazing views.
About the Le Pouce Mountain
Le Pouce is the third highest peak on the island and one of the most iconic features of the landscape.
Peaking at 812m, it is located in the North West of the island between the Pieter Both and the Signal mountain. The hike offers magnificent views of the Port Louis area and the Moka Range. Le Pouce is frequently visited by Mauritians and tourists, including Charles Darwin who went there in 1836.
The peak is shaped like a thumb, hence the French name "Le Pouce". At the top, you have an exceptional 360 degree view of the surrounding area. There are two trails: from Port Louis on the north side and from Moka on the south side, ranging from 4.5 to 7 km depending on the starting point.
What to wear
Long sleeve t-shirt (avoid cotton)
Shorts in summer or breathable pants (avoid denim)
What to bring
|Sunset Hike at Le Pouce Mountain
|Price per Person (16:00 - 18:00)