Total duration (RT): 5h
Total distance (RT): 5.1km
Positive elevation: 620m
Trail rather well marked and secured with ropes.
Very steep sections with ropes.
The ascent of Mount Ohue is difficult and sometimes very steep.
Find out about the weather and do not hesitate to contact a guide.
The start of the hike is in front of the Vaitape port, near the Hina Pearls boutique. Follow the small path that goes into to the middle of some houses for 600m, then take a left to find the trailh.
After about 200m, you enter the forest and find a fork. Let the left path, turn right and go deeper into the forest. A little bit further, do not take the first path on your left, continue and find the path after a few meters, hidden by some branches on your left.
You start a slightly steep climb in the forest. Take the path on the right after 400m. Follow the marks that are placed here and there. Continue your ascent and find the first ropes, which will help you climb some boulders.
After you reach a wall after 50m, walk along it on the right. Gradually, you come out of the forest and some pretty points of view emerge. Keep going up and find new ropes.
After some effort, you find a large wall in front of you, that you will get around on the left for 500m, on a fairly flat path with a slight slope.
You then come to large ropes, which are the start of the final climb. Some very steep parts can be a bit dangerous so be patient and vigilant.
Once at the top, you find a ridge on your right, which will offer you a sublime view over the Faanui bay, the lagoon and its overwater bungalows, and Mount Otemanu, the highest point on the island (727m), on the far right.
Continue on the path to reach Mount Ohue (619m), where a flag flies, and discover the view on the other side of the lagoon.
The trail continues on the ridge to go to Mount Pahia (661m). One hour more is necessary for the round trip.
On the way down, after the series of ropes, be careful to walk along the cliff again on the left for about 500m, without taking the first paths that go down into the forest on your right.