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Hiking To Le Pouce Mountain, Mauritius Overview

Mauritius, being a volcanic island, has several breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot. The island is well known for its natural beauty.

Mauritius is famous for its breathtaking nature, beautiful birds, flora, coastlines and with many magnificent views.

The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.

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.

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.

About the Activity:

  • Experience an adventurous hiking experience to Le Pouce Mountain from from St. Pierre early in the morning to admire breathtaking island views.
  • Rise early and take a scenic 30-minute taxi ride from Port Louis to the small village of La Laura at the foot of  mountain.
  • Enjoy a supervised climb to the summit of this beautiful mountain and marvel at its stunning peak, lush green surroundings and panoramic island views.
  • After reaching the thumb shaped summit, discover the breathtaking panoramic views of Port Louis, its harbors and encircling hills.
  • A group of 2 to 10 people can take part in this invigorating hiking like never before. Be there do that.
  • The hiking excursion 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.
Know Before You Go:

  • Region: Mauritius Central Plateau
  • Difficulty: Easy - Medium
  • Minimum age requirement: 10 years and above
  • Duration: The entire trip will take half a day: starting between 9:00 to 09:30 until 12:00 to 13:00
  • Meeting Point: Commercial Center of Helvettia 
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop: For an additional supplement, we can also offer hotel collection.

Hiking To Le Pouce Mountain, Mauritius Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Mountain Hiking To Le Pouce Mountain

    09:30 AM: Arrive at the meeting point.

    Meet the professional guides for the day and begin the hike.

    Begin the 1-hour climb up to the summit of Le Pouce mountain.

    Reach the 812-metre peak and witness an amazing 360-degree view of Mauritius.

    Spot Flat Island, Round Island and Snake Island.

    Also, see the most beautiful views of the capital: Port Louis, as well as of Moka and the high grounds of Plain Wilhems.

    Hike back to the starting/ending point at Moka.

    01:00 PM: Arrive at the meeting point and disperse.


  • Water and juice will be provided during the trip


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  • Trekking

Things To Carry

  • Sunscreen
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  • Comfortable Footwear
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  • Water Bottle
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  • Sunglasses


  • Please carry your valid ID proofs at the time of the activity.
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
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  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
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  • Minimum age requirement: 10 years and above
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  • This activity is not suitable for pregnant women

Tour Type

  • This is a private tour

Hiking To Le Pouce Mountain, Mauritius: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • Same Day cancellations are non refundable.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Hiking To Le Pouce Mountain, Mauritius: Refund Policy

  • No Applicable Refund

Hiking To Le Pouce Mountain, Mauritius: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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