1. Mauritius
  2. Mauritius
  3. Moka
  4. Le Pouce

Mauritius: Guided 3-Hour Le Pouce Hike

Product ID: 370411
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Hike to the peak of the third-highest mountain of Mauritius, which offers a 360-degree view of the island. Discover and learn more about the mountain's surrounding area, including the unique flora and fauna of Mauritius.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike to the peak of the third-highest mountain of Mauritius
  • Take in 360-degree panoramic views of the whole island
  • Learn about the multiple indigenous and endangered plant species of the mountain
  • Encounter wild macaque monkeys
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guided 3-hour hike
  • Snacks
  • Cereal bars
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Travel on the Bois Cheri Road B47 (heading towards St. Pierre) until you see a sign which will be on your left-hand side (mainly if you are coming from Moka) which indicated the direction to the mountain. Enter the road and keep on moving towards the meeting point, as per the GPS link sent to you.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
Not allowed
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Littering
Know before you go
• This hike may be postponed in the event of bad weather conditions
• Your tour will start and end at the same location
• A GPS link along with more details of the meeting point will be sent to you by email or WhatsApp
• The round-trip hike has a distance of 4.2 kilometers and an approximate duration of 3 hours
• A document containing all the rules and health-and-safety guidelines will be forwarded to you

From US$ 50 per person

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Horazis

Product ID: 370411