Conquer St. Lucia's Highest Peak

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Embark on a journey to the summit of Mount Gimie, the tallest mountain in St. Lucia. This moderate to challenging ascent offers trekkers panoramic views of the island's lush landscape. With Mervin as your guide, you'll learn about the diverse flora and fauna, making the climb both an adventure and an educational experience.

Trip data

  • Height


  • Elegation gain

    Around 600m

  • Trail type

    Out-and-back or loop

  • Trail length

    5km to 10km

  • Duration

    3 to 7 hours

  • When to visit

    December to May

About this trip

Fitness level

Moderate to challenging.

Hikers should have a good level of fitness and endurance.

Key information

The trail can be muddy and slippery in the rainy season.

  • Access: Accessible via the town of Soufriere; parking available at trailhead.

  • Facilities: There are picnic areas along the trails along with plenty of viewpoints.

  • Permits: Guided tour required.

Packing list

  • Sturdy hiking boots or trail shoes with good grip.

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing.

  • Breathable rain jacket or poncho.

  • Hat and sunglasses. Gloves are also recommended.

  • At least 2 to 3 liters of water.

  • Extra snacks for energy — like nuts or energy bars.

  • Walking stick or trekking poles — optional but helpful.

  • Heavy backpack that will slow you down and tire you out.

  • Any clothing made of heavy fabric that will dry slowly.

  • Brightly coloured clothing and perfume will attract insects.

Safety first

Your safty is our priority. This hike is likely not suitable if any of these apply to you or your group.

  • You are pregnant.
  • You have heart and respiratory problems.
  • You have mobility impairments.
  • You suffer from altitude sickness.

Happy hikers

  • Mervin the Mountain Goat

    2022 Mt Gimie

    Mervin & Chad guided us up Mt Gimie, highest point in St Lucia. It was pristine jungle climbing, primary tool was a machete. It was unbelievably beautiful, with a view of the entire island. We could even see Piton Fleur to the North, not to mention the main Pitons to our South. Nothing compares to these experiences.

    Full review on Trip Advisor

Did you know…

  • Whats in a name?

    The mountain is named after the Gimie tree, a native species that is prevalent in the area and known for its medicinal properties.

    The Gimie Tree


  • Water Source

    Mount Gimie is not only St. Lucia's highest peak but also serves as a significant watershed for the island, providing fresh water to many communities.



What's included

  • Transfers to and from the trail

  • Permits to access the trail

  • Lunch to eat at the summit (optional)

  • Water and soft drinks

  • Me, your driver and guide!

What I need to know

  • Trip type

    Where you would like to go. Want to do multiple locations over multiple days? Just ask!

  • Group size

    We can accommodate larger groups so long as we have enough notice. Smaller groups are easier to accomodate at short notice.

  • Dates

    When you are hoping to book with me. I get busy during peak season so book early to avoid dissapointment.

  • Location

    Tell us where you are staying so we can arrange transfers. Boat transfers can also be arranged. Transfers are optional. Please let me know if you do not need this.

  • Dietary requirements

    So I can organise the best lunch for your group. Fish, chicken, vegetarian, vegan – all sorts of local cuisine can be arranged.

  • Other information

    Got something special in mind? Are you visiting for a special occasion? Let me know so I can personalise your adventure and make it as perfect as possible.

Embrace our seasons

Preparing for St. Lucia's ever-changing beauty is key to enjoying your visit to the fullest.

Seasonal travel tips for St. Lucia