Mountains in Mauritius to Explore

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People find solace in the mountains. There is comfort in a mountain's quietness; there is an inspiration in its views. Not only is the scenery of mountains gorgeous, but the trail from the summit to (Read More)the peak is also equally enchanting. From trekking and hiking to camping and mountain climbing, there are a variety of activities you can get involved in to explore the wonders of mountains. There are many mountains in Mauritius that provide breathtaking views of valleys, waterfalls and many more.

Here is the list of 10 Mountains in Mauritius to Explore

1. Black River Peak

Black River Peak

Also called Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire, Black River Peak is a part of the Black River Range. It is the highest mountain in Mauritius, at 828 metres. Reaching the top is easy. There are two routes for the same. Through Plaine Champagne, you will reach the summit of Black River Peak after hiking for 3.5 km. You can also start lower from Plateau in Chamarel. This point has an elevation of 250m, and the hike distance to the top of this mountain is about 5.2 km. It is a good idea to go up and come down through different routes.
Best time to start the trail: 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM

2. Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne Brabant
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Le Morne Brabant is a mountain and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Le Morne Peninsula of Seychelles. It is located on the southwestern tip of the island. It is Mauritius's most preserved and wildest mountain and a popular hiking stop for tourists. The hike to the top takes three to four hours, and the view is breathtaking. Le Morne Brabant is also home to the famous underwater fall of Mauritus.

3. Pieter Both

Pieter Both

Being the second-largest mountain in Mauritius, Pieter Both is 820 metres tall. Named after the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, the hill provides an iconic view and is a part of the Moka Range in Mauritius. Reaching the summit of this mountain is not possible without climbing gear. The rocks are very slippery and potentially dangerous. A few bolts on the hills facilitate the use of rope and harnesses, to avoid slipping off the rocks. The round trip is approximately 7 miles long and takes 2 to 3 hours, depending on the pace. Beginning in La Laura, there are three routes. A climb to the summit of this mountain provides panoramic island views and slender peaks. 

4. Le Pouce

Le Pouce

Le Pouce is the third-largest mountain in Mauritius that stands 812 metres tall. The climb provides a splendid view of the northern part of the island. The view Of Flat Island, Round Island and Snake Island is mesmerising and worth climbing the mountain. You can also take a look down at the capital city of Port Louis from the mountain top. Since the trailhead is not well sign-posted, it is better to have a map showing the routes. Carrying a spare set of clothes, mosquito repellent and sun cream will come in handy in times of emergency during the trail.

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5. Trou Aux Cerfs

Trou Aux Cerfs

Trou Aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano, one of the four in Mauritius. Also called Murr's Volcano, it is located in the Curepipe area and is one of Mauritius's most famous natural tourist attractions. The volcanic crater is 650 metres above sea level and has a depth of 100 metres. It is surrounded by dense green forest and offers a stunning panoramic view of the Rempart Mountain, Trois Mamelles, and the Port-Louis- Moka mountain range.

6. Corps de Garde

Corps de Garde

Standing 720 metres tall, Corps de Garde lies in between Rempart Mountain and Le Pounce Mountain. Located on the west side of Mauritius, it provides a stunning and striking view of the island. The hill is well worn and comfortable to climb. Starting early on the trail is a good idea since there is almost no shade on the mountain. The route begins neat Stanley and housing estate. There is plenty of parking space. The trail is well marked by white stones, making it easy to reach the ridgeline. Along the path, there are a few rocky sections, which are hard to climb for beginners. You can bypass those sections by taking alternative routes. 

7. Rempart Mountain

Rempart Mountain

Located in the western Mauritian district of Riviere Noire, Rempart Mountain is closest to Tamarin. One of the highlights of this mountain is that it was featured on the 1950 and 1954 stamps of Mauritius. The route is eventful, and one can see beautiful deer, monkeys and macaques. The road to the south of the mountain is very rocky and has a single track which is going up. 

8. Lion Mountain

Lion Mountain

Located near Bataille of Vieux Grand Port, Lion Mountain is located in the southeast of Mauritius. There are different routes to climb up the hill. There are 102 steps on what is called the 'hind leg' of the mountain. The sight of a lighthouse on the island of Fouquet's, also known as Ile aux Phare, is majestic from the top. On the other side of the hill is a forest of Jamrosa trees. The climb on this portion of the forest is very steep, but the tree roots provide support. 

9. Tourelle de Tamarin

Tourelle de Tamarin

Tourelle de Tamarin Mountain is 548 metres high and offers one of the best views of the entire western area of Mauritius. The mountain is private property and belongs to the Maingard family. The climb on this mountain starts at the sea level, on the northern slope. The path to the top of the hill is steep. Very few sections of the mountain are ideal for taking breaks for drinking and clicking beautiful pictures. A variety of indigenous plants grow here. At the end of the climb, you will enjoy an exceptional view of 'Les Fonds Blancs', a beautiful lagoon.

10. Signal Mountain and Quoin Bluff

Signal Mountain and Quoin Bluff

Located in Port Louis, the Signal Mountain rises to 323m. It has smooth roads, making it popular for a leisurely hike, and ideal for beginners. Quoin Bluff is another mountain located beside the Signal Mountain. Both offer a stunning panoramic view of Port Louis.

Useful Tips

  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Start early as it is most likely that you will be alone and undisturbed.
  • Outdoor clothing is preferable.
  • Take rain gear due to the likeliness of heavy showers
  • Carry a camera to take amazing pictures, which you would otherwise regret
  • Carry some snacks and drinks to eat while taking breaks
  • Do not go to places and sections where caution boards are placed
Mauritius is famous for its breathtaking nature and many magnificent views. You cannot afford to miss beautiful birds, flora, coastlines, forests and lagoons on your way. Why wait for long? Pack your bags and start your trial now.

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