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Mauritius: Guided 3-Hour Le Pouce Hike

1. Mauritius: Guided 3-Hour Le Pouce Hike

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.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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.

Highly recommended! The hike was great and so was the guide. He told us a lot about the plants along the way and Mauritius. Without him we would certainly not have climbed all the way to the top. In the end it will be a little difficult, but it is easy to do - even if you are not an experienced hiker. You should of course be a little sporty. Conclusion: great experience and to be recommended.

Kevin was an excellent guide! He gave us a background about the hike, the mountains nearby, the trees growing on the mountain, etc. He was extremely patient and guided us throughout the hike (especially towards the end where the hike becomes a little difficult). Would definitely recommend him!