From here, it is the last 20-30 minutes to the top of the Thumb mountain but this is going to be the most exhausting part of the trek. In the initial 10 minutes, you will be crossing through a grassy path filled with wild flowers.
After that, it is a hard climb to the top. If you are scared of heights like me then it is going to be slightly tough for you. But if not, then it should be mostly easy for you to reach the top. And once you reach the top, you will be blown away by the view.
Plus the wind is really strong here so make sure you carry a jacket along with you.
Things to Carry With You on the Le Pouce Mountain Hike
You definitely need a good pair of trekking/hiking shoes as you would have to rock climb in the end. So, a shoes with good grip will come quite handy here.
Ofcourse, you need a daypack on this trek to keep your essential items like wallet, food, snacks, water, camera, etc.
Food and Water
Make sure you keep sufficient amount of water and snacks as there are no food or water points on the way.
It can become slightly cold at the top so don't forget to get a light jacket with you as well.
Sunglass and Sunscreen
You get direct sunrays in Mauritius which can be really harmful for your skin and eyesight. So, always wear a good pair of sunglasses and use sunscreen to protect your skin.
Well, if you a photography enthusiast then you definitely don't want to miss the view from the top. Make sure you charge your camera batteries beforehand and take amazing shots at the top of the peak.
As I said before, the sun can be slightly harsh over here. So, it is important to weat a hat/cap to protect yourself from the sunrays.
First Aid Kit
Finally, do carry a First Aid Kit so that if you get hurt, you can bandage it and then attempt to climb down. There is barely anyone on this trek so if you hurt yourself, you might find it difficult to return.