Boiling Lake Hike

Boiling Lake Hike
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The Boiling Lake hike is one the most popular activities in Dominica.
It is a 7 - 8 hour arduous round-trip adventure, which begins in the village of Laudat,
passing through a wide range of vegetation and terrain, including the Valley of desolation
with its many unique streams of gray, white and black.
This hike offers some of the most spectacular views into the heart of Dominica's rugged interior.
The climb up Morne Nichols is the first real challenge, when this assent begins
you must without fail follow the instructions of your guide
The trail is sometimes very narrow with deep ravines on both sides.


On the crest of Morne Nichols you will be on the highest point of the trail, which
is approximately 3,006 feet. If it is a clear day one can see both sides of the island
The Caribbean coast to the west and the Atlantic coast to the east.
If you are facing east, the grandiose Morne Watt, the island's third highest mountain, to the right
Like a giant green god, stands guard over the Valley of Desolation below.

From the highest point, steam can be seen rising from the Boiling Lake in a distance.
The dramatic descent into the Valley of Desolation now begins.
In the Valley caution must at all times be exercised
There are hot fumaroles, which can burn you severely.
There will also be some streams with water about 94 degrees F.
in these you can sit and enjoy the warmth.
The minerals which the water contains, are said to be good for your skin.

Leaving the Valley of Desolation, the trail will continuously rise and fall
As it snakes its way up and down dramatic ridges, crossing unusual streams then
finally cresting the last ridge, form which the final five minutes of the hike
To the Boiling Lake
Can in relative terms be described as easy!!

A strong gust of wind, could just push you over.
The temperature in the lake is over 200 degrees F. need I say more!
This is usually where lunch is eaten so that you can be rejuvenated for the long trek back.
On the way back the greatest challenge is the climb out of the Valley of Desolation
The climb out of the valley up Morne Nicholls is called "the gut buster".
One consolation you can use as motivation to help you endure, is the thought of
Bathing in the incredible and exotic Ti Tou Gorge at the end of the trail.
This bounty at the end of a tough hike makes the whole thing seem like a pleasant dream.

What to wear:
shorts, Tee Shirt, Hiking Boots or sturdy sneakers.
What to take:
Sandwiches, juice or water, a knapsack.

Time 6 - 7 hours

Ken's Hinterland Adventure Tours
Fort Young Hotel
Victoria Street
Po Box 1652
Commonwealth of Dominica
Toll Free: 1.866.880.0508
USA: 561.210.5825
Fax USA: 561 206 6672
Dominica: 767.448.1660
After Hours: 767.448.3517

Important Notice Please Read

Minimum Cost Of An Activity:
The minimum cost of all activities are calculated on a minimum of 4 persons, the booking engine will not accept a booking for less than the cost of 4 persons.
This is not an indication that less than 4 persons cannot book an activity, what it means is that they would pay the minimum cost.
Example if an activity is listed as $35.00 per person, the minimum cost is $ 140.00

Please also note that all listed prices are subject to 15% government tax.

National Parks Fees
All sites within the National Parks has entrance fees of US 3.00 per person, some sites are accessed through private property, and fees may vary, these fees are not included in the listed tour prices.

Waitukubuli National Trail Entrance Fees
Per Segment Fee US 12.00
Fifteen Day Pass US 40.00
These fees are not included in the listed tour prices.

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Ken's Hinterland Adventure Tours
Fort Young Hotel
Victoria Street
Po Box 1652
Commonwealth of Dominica
Toll Free: 1.866.880.0508
USA: 561.210.5825
Dominica: 767.448.1660
After Hours: 767.448.3517