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Not To Miss- Top 3 Most Iconic Mountain Ranges in Mauritius

If you are a nature lover and outdoor fanatic then you must plan to visit the most famous island destination in the world- Mauritius 

Mauritius is mostly known for pristine beaches and colourful reefs but the beautiful place has something more extraordinary. For adventure enthusiasts, it is home to various iconic mountains with rich awe-inspiring mountain views, gorgeous rivers with magnificent waterfalls and deep natural forests. 

Let’s explore the best three mountains in Mauritius that will treat the thrill-seeker in you! 

Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (Black River Peak)

Location: The highest peak (828m) in Mauritius is located in the Rivière Noire District. A part of Black River Range Mountain.

Way to Reach: You have to drive to the park and take a hiking trail. Considered as a long route option for trekkers it needs technical expertise to cover the route and reach the top. There is another route that is easiest and most popular route is via the Black River Peak that takes an average of three and a half hours to reach the top.

What to Expect: Stunning views from the summit and diverse wildlife along the trail.

Pieter Both:

Location: Located in the Moka Range, in the village of La Laura, Malenga, It is the second highest mountain in Mauritius at 820m.

Way to Reach: The Iconic Monolith has a distinctive shape, resembling a human head and shoulder makes it a must-visit for climbers and photographers. had to reach to Creve Coeur and hike the marked trail to the peak. A round trip through the mountain is 7 miles long and takes 2 to 3 hours.

What to Expect: With unmatched panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, this mountain is a must-visit for climbers.

Le Pouce:

Location: Near the capital city of Port Louis, part of the Moka Range. It is the third highest in Mauritius, peaking at 812m.

Way to Reach: Referred as ‘The Thumb of Mauritius’ is a symbolic and serene gem. Good for both beginners and seasoned climbers. The hikers can start the journey from the village of Petit Verger or Port Louis and you can complete your trail in almost 3 hours and 30 mins 

What to Expect: Get an amazing 360-degree view of Mauritius when you reach the top. An easy yet rewarding hike to enjoy the views of Snake Island, Flat Island and more. 

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