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As the second-highest peak in Bora Bora, Mount Pahia is a strenuous walk for any adventurer looking to occasionally put their stamina to the test. The mountain attracts visitors with far-reaching views of various islands from its 2000 feet above sea level elevation.
You will pass through vivid foliage, wildflowers, and lovely dragonflies on a picturesque trek to Mount Pahia.
Additionally, this location offers a panoramic view from which to take in the captivating 360-degree vista of Bora Bora. A short trek to Mount Pahia may be all you need for a pleasant trip to Bora Bora if you enjoy getting your heart pumping with adrenaline-pumping thrills.
Mount Pahia hiking
This tour starts in Vaitape and is even more demanding than the hike to Mount Otemanu. Even experienced hikers should only walk the trail to Mont Pahia with a guide, a good fitness level is required. The ascent takes about 3 hours, and the descent takes an average of 2 hours.
From the Vaitape harbor, the first 30 minutes of easy hiking take you through orchards, hanging vines, and colorful orchids and ferns as tall as a man.
The second stretch becomes more complicated, with partly slippery stone and root paths, and ends in a very steep trail that can only be climbed using various ropes.
Once at the summit, an extraordinary 360-degree view of the lagoon and the surrounding motus awaits. The descent is partly more difficult than the ascent, as it can only be done with ropes on long stretches.
Tip for both hikes: Be sure to take enough water, the best is at least 3 liters, wear sturdy shoes, and don’t forget mosquito protection.