INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
In 2003, the UN declared December 11 International Mountain Day.
This day helped to raise awareness among the population and governments about the importance of mountains.
The stunning island destination of Mauritius, set in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, is world-renowned for its dazzling natural beauty. Amongst the most fabled facets are the long golden beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and lush tropical jungles. But with its undulating volcanic landscapes, there are also some incredible mountains in Mauritius, many of which are best explored by foot.
Avid hikers, trekkers and rock climbers who are interested in traversing the mountains in Mauritius are spoilt with awe-inspiring views, incredible tropical forest trails and the chance to see some amazing endemic flora and fauna. There’s even a mountain here that carries some serious historical importance - there’s definitely no lack of choice when it comes to incredible trails and mountains in Mauritius to discover.
There are basically 5 mountain ranges here, namely: Moka Range (Including Port-Louis), Black River Range, Savanne Range, Bambous Range and Grand-Port-Range. Many mountains have been named based on their geological formations or mythologies. For instance, Lion mountain has been named because it looks like a lion is sitting, where you can illustrate the head and tail. Same goes for Le Pouce mountain, where the summit resembles a “thumb”. Also, Pieter Both holds a mythology behind it.
Here is the list of Top Mountains in Mauritius:
- Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire / Black River Peak (828m - It is the highest peak in Mauritius)
- Pieter Both (the second highest mountain in Mauritius)
- Le Pouce (the most famous mountain in the Moka Range)
- Le Morne Brabant (Classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO)
- Corps de Garde
- Piton Savanne
- Montagne des Signaux / Signal Mountain
- Trois Mamelles
- Tourelle du Tamarin
We invite you to discover those amazing mountains by foot through a hiking tour. Do not forget, always protect the environment while hiking or trekking. An important note, always choose a guide who is registered and professional for security and legal reasons.