Le Pouce Mountain Hiking Trip - Half Day
The starting point for this hike is Moka Museum. There you will meet the guide and prepare for the hike. At Moka you can also park your car in a safe protected parking area. From there the hiking trip start with a 1 hour climb up to the summit of Le Pouce 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.
It also offers one of the most beautiful views of the capital: Port Louis, as well as of Moka and the high grounds of Plain Wilhems. From the summit you will hike down enjoying the great views until getting back to the start point at Moka.
Region: Mauritius Center
Le Pouce- This mountain is the third highest in Mauritius, peaking at 812m, is located in the North West of the island between the Pieter Both and the Signal mountain. Le Pouce is known as ‘The Thumb’ peak. The first person to climb Le Pouce is accredited as Charles Darwin.
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 the importance of its preservation.
This Hiking trip includes:
- A climb up to the summit of Le Pouce mountain.
- Great views of the Capital
- Water and juice
- Professional guides all along
- Hiking Equipment
Operating Days: All Days
Activity Time: meeting at Moka Museum at 09:30 am and finishing at around 12:00 pm back at Moka
Minimum age requirement: 10 years and above
Bring along: It is recommended that you wear comfortable sports/hiking shoes, sun cream and mosquito repellent, and spare set of clothes