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 Hiking in Mauritius - 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.
Technical Difficulty - Easy / Medium (As from 14 years old)
Physical Difficulty - Easy / Medium
Equipment required - Hiking shoes & Back-pack with water
You should make provision for - Back pack, Sport or hiking shoes, Adapted clothing, various protective gear (sun cream, insect repellant,…)and spare shoes & clothes*
*Clothes and shoes may get dirty