Mauritius, a volcanic island, has amazing nature, which includes various mountains! Hiking and trekking have become popular activities on the island for some years. Many persons want to cut off from the usual busy life and enjoy nature from the top of a mountain somewhere.
Admire The World From The Top...
The island is composed of approximately more than 100 peaks. Mountains and hills are in every district. It is difficult to climb all of them. Certain mountains and hills are in private lands for which permission is required or simply, they require equipment to ascend. It is highly recommended to be fit physically and healthy before climbing a particular mountain. Always carry at least 2L of water and some light foods enriched in energy like energy bars for instance. And of course, protect yourself from the sun. This article will facilitate your tasks by stating only the best peaks to climb. If you are a mountain lover and want to enjoy this adrenaline sensation, below is a list of the top mountains to climb in Mauritius:
Black River Peak
The highest peak in Mauritius, 828m as height. It can be climbed through different tracks but the most common is from Plaine Champagne main road. Watch Video.
The second highest peak with a height of 820m and popular for its iconic rocky structure on the top, Pieter Both is a very technical mountain to climb. Watch Video.
810m in height, Le Pouce is situated on the Moka range. It is well-known for its "thumb" shaped structure and offers amazing views from above.
Corps De Garde
The best mountain to climb in the Central Plateau region! Corps de Garde derived its name from a rocky structure that resembles a man lying down. Watch Video.
Le Morne Brabant
Located in Le Morne, famous for the rich history it holds on slavery, Le Morne Brabant is a peak to not be missed for the amazing views from the summit.
It is the most popular mountain in the Grand-Port range, with a height of 480m and offers splendid views. It can be ascended through different ways as well. Watch Video.
If you want a mountain where you can enjoy a hike in the fog, or be surrounded by the clouds on rainy days, then Piton Savanne is the one to climb and enjoy.
Montagne Des Signaux
Located in Port-Louis, it can be considered the easiest mountain to climb in Mauritius as the track is fully tarmac and it is just 323m in height. Watch Video.
It has 2 peaks, West and East. The West peak is a bit technical to ascend while the East is quite easy but steeper. It is situated in Ripailles. Watch Video.
Tourelle Du Tamarin
An isolated peak in the West, at Tamarin, the Tourelle du Tamarin is 560m high and technical to ascend. Watch Video.
Other Mountains To Hike In Mauritius
Still want to conquer other peaks? Take into account this other mountains list.
|Quoin Bluff||It is located on the same range as Montagne Des Signaux and offers wonderful scenes of Moka range.|
|Trois Mamelles||Trois Mamelles is dangerous to ascend. It has 3 peaks and only the Center peak is climbable via trekking.|
|Le Chat Et La Souris||If you want a sunrise on a mountain, Le Chat et la Souris is appropriate for it. The views of the Eastern regions from the top are splendid.|
|Snail Rock||A lesser-known peak on the Port-Louis range, just before Le Pouce ridge. This peak is quite technical to ascend.|
|Piton Canot||An amazing mountain with a steep summit and also an alternative of Tourelle Du Tamarin regarding views.|
|Cocotte||It is the fourth highest peak in Mauritius, which is next to 500 Pieds waterfall. The track is muddy and slippery most of the time.|
|Calebasse||An isolated peak which is situated in Nouvelle Découverte and quite close to Deux Mamelles.|
|Candos Hill||An easy hill to climb at Candos and very popular for joggers as well as mountain bikers.|
|Piton Jacob||Often misinterpreted as Virgin Peak, Piton Jacob is situated between La Laura and Vallée des Prêtres.|
|Rempart||Next to Trois Mamelles situates Rempart mountain, another highly risky and technical to ascend and also in private land.|
Get Your Backpack Ready...
Ready for new adventures? What are you waiting for? Grab your backpack and go. The mountains are calling! It is highly recommended to get a qualified hiking guide if you do not know any climbing tracks for your safety. Always protect the environment and be careful. Happy trekking!
AUTHOR: Ali J (Administrator)
LAST UPDATED: September 3, 2021
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