Piton des Neiges

Piton des Neiges, Cilaos: Address, Phone Number, Piton des Neiges Reviews: 5/5

Piton des Neiges
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Soaring to over ten thousand feet, this often snow-capped peak is Reunion Island’s tallest mountain.
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Frédéric S
Charolles, France42 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Piton des Neiges is not an easy place to reach. But, if you cope with the difficulties of this hike, you will enjoy one of the most beautiful sight in Réunion Island.
If you are used to mountain hiking, you can dot it (up and down) in a single day.
But if you’re not used to, or if you are with children, you had better to sleep in the « refuge de la caverne dufour ». But don’t expect for comfort and good cooking. The owners do the minimum.
Written July 3, 2020
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JUSTINE-JESSE
Pretoria, South Africa698 contributions
Jan 2020
An amazing mountain with quite scary access by a road with hundreds of bends and amazing waterfalls along the way. Everything was green and beautiful plants and flowers could be seen everywhere. One of the best views so high up!
Written January 16, 2020
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rizzy80
Bristol, UK659 contributions
Oct 2019
We visited here mid morning and were so impressed with the view and the surrounding scenery it was breathtaking. The trip up was quite arduous but fortunately we weren’t driving and were able to enjoy the journey
Written October 5, 2019
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Tommy D
Oslo, Oslo, Norway20 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We took the trip in one day. Started 6am from the parking and used 4 hours up and 4 hours down. Was nobody in the cabin so don't expect to get to buy anything. The view was amazing. Windy on the top 😁
Written October 12, 2018
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Gooyaers
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands126 contributions
Aug 2018
Any which way you approach this mountain will be one of the best trips of your life. Even if you dont climb the top but drive to Salazie, Hell Bourg or Cilaos you will be amazed by the scenery.
Written August 2, 2018
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Rachel A
London, UK106 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We loved this hike to Pitan des Neige from Cilaos. It was hard going, especially the trail at the top from the Gite but well worth it! I would leave plenty of time for this hike as we ended up going back in the dark. We chose not to stay at the top due to altitude sickness so maybe bare this in mind.
Written June 16, 2018
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Kate S
The Hague, The Netherlands183 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
To start: we began from the village Cilaos at 2am and got back at 12am, so it is doable!
As we book our holidays quite late, there was no room in gite on top of the mountain. As well, we quite could not gwt a taxi to drop us off at the start point, so we had to walk on the road for additional 3km to get to the start of a trail.
It is not easy but not too difficult - we stopped every half hour or so for little snack. We got to the top around 7.30 - please note it is absolutely freezing on the top after 10 min or so. It is also really windy.
The track gets more technical in the second part (between gite and the summit) as there is a lot of loose rocks and you can hurt your ankles if you are not careful. Walking sticks help for sure.
The walk down is not bad either - however be mindful of your knees as they are getting really beat up.
Generally you need average level of fitness, loads of snacks and water (we had 2l each and i run out half way down).
It is really worth it!
Written February 4, 2018
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sunshinelpc
toronto965 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We spent one night at the gite, and started our hike at 3am. It was dark with a lot of stars. We just followed the white marker. They are easy to follow but just take time as it is not trail but loose rocks. It took us 2 hours to get there and enough time to catch the beautiful sunrise. It was Cold and windy,so make sure you have warm clothes. I saw people use emergency blanket instead of winter jackets. And enough battery for your phone or camera. It took us 2 hours to come down, be careful for the footing and use walking sticks.
Written December 3, 2017
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Vladyrom1
Mahe Island, Seychelles78 contributions
Feb 2017
Really nice climb, but a bit challenging. The best way for those who are not trained is to start at the afternoon, around 12-00 pm to 1-00 pm, to reach the Gite at about 6-00 pm. Make sure one has all warm clothes and water tight bags to keep your changing cloths dry for the Gite. We had mistakenly took only normal rucksack and got nothing to change at the Gite. One has to book dinner at the tourist office prior to climb, otherwise take food with you. No dinner if you don't prebook. The second leg of ascending is more easier and normally the group will start at 3-00 am to reach the top before sunrise. Again and again, make sure you have enough dry and warm clothes, so you don't get frozen at the top. Unbelievable view of sunrise. It deserves all trouble on the ascending. Descending is easier till the Gite, normally you come at around 8-00 am, ask for breakfast and continue to descend to the starting point. The last shoulder takes about 4-5 hours. Make sure camera is with you and take pictures.
Written May 6, 2017
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JulieLND
London, UK241 contributions
Feb 2015
It is a must seen, have to be on your list when you visit La Reunion. Impressive, beautiful, I can't find more words!
Written January 20, 2016
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