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Mauritius: Le Pouce Sunrise Hike

Activity provider: Horazis

Mauritius: Le Pouce Sunrise Hike

Activity provider: Horazis

From US$ 55 per person

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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Live tour guide
English, French

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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • Children under 18 years
  • People over 60 years
  • Visually impaired people
  • People without experience
  • People with haemophilia
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People with motion sickness
  • People with insect allergies

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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

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Littering
  • Slippers
  • Making noise
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • This activity may be postponed in the event of adverse weather conditions.
  • Each participant must bring at least 1.5 liters of water.
  • Transportation (pick-up and drop-off) can be organised at an additional cost.
  • This activity is recommended for outdoor enthusiasts only.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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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.

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August 18, 2022

The hike was an absolute highlight of our trip. Despite bad weather we had a great hike. Our guide Kevin told us a lot of interesting things about the flora and Mauritius in general on our tour. He has a pleasant, calm but also funny nature. The tour with Kevin is highly recommended.

June 19, 2022

It was a very pleasant morning with our guide Kevin. Kevin is very knowledgeable and he took us through the history of Mauritius whilst guiding us up the Le Pouce mountain (the third highest mountain in Mauritius ). It is a beginners hike with a bit of sun exposure and a slightly challenging (and a bit technical) last push to the summit. Nothing that someone that has some respect for heights (like I do) can't do. It can be a bit more challenging if it rains, as the trail can get muddy. Definitely recommend for someone that is looking for a half day hike and wants free time for a relaxing afternoon at the beach.

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March 26, 2022

Product ID: 370411