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GR® NORD Stage n°5 : From the tribe of Tiwae to the tribe of Wanaa (Ouanache)

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Touho
16.8 km
One-way
  • Long stage which connects the welcoming tribe of Tiwae, nestled at the bottom of a pleasant valley, to the tribe of Wanaa (Ouanache). Little shade in the hot season. Little water on the way (except during the crossing of Paola's tribe).

  • D Accommodation site (GPS: 514 779 – 7 700 720; alt. 41 m): head west crossing the tribe on the main road. This becomes a vehicle-accessible track at the confluence of the Dihen Tipuuti and the Dihen Hêhiin. Follow it towards the SW on the RD. The slope straightens and, after a few zigzags, the track arrives near a cistern.

    1 Pass (GPS: 512 950 – 7 700 554; alt. 194m): just before you get there, at the crossroads, take a left towards the SW to take the access track to the catchment. It...
    D Accommodation site (GPS: 514 779 – 7 700 720; alt. 41 m): head west crossing the tribe on the main road. This becomes a vehicle-accessible track at the confluence of the Dihen Tipuuti and the Dihen Hêhiin. Follow it towards the SW on the RD. The slope straightens and, after a few zigzags, the track arrives near a cistern.

    1 Pass (GPS: 512 950 – 7 700 554; alt. 194m): just before you get there, at the crossroads, take a left towards the SW to take the access track to the catchment. It progresses on the flank [lookouts]. Follow it until you reach a very sharp left turn [the track enters a small dirt pass].

    2 Fork (GPS: 512 316 – 7 700 333; alt. 178m): at this point, leave the track and descend via the path that plunges down towards the valley, in the sparse niaoulis. After a few zigzags, it enters the copse of beautiful vegetation. It crosses a tributary of the Dihen Tipwoï, buried in the vegetation [pretty water holes, shade].

    3 River (GPS: 511 511 – 7 700 407; alt. 35m): the route emerges, then, at the south end of a small paved road, just next to the house of "Gaston".

    4 Road (GPS: 511 301 – 7 700 502; alt. 39m): follow it towards the north. It follows, at a distance, the Dihèn Tipwoï on its left bank among the fields and the houses [respect the plantations; stock up on water in the tribe; there is none on the rest of the track].

    5 Crossroads [bus stop decorated with activist paintings near a monument] (GPS: 510 195 – 7 701 760; alt. 30m): take, on the left, the dirt track which descends towards the confluence between the Dihèn Tipwoï and the Héémwâ Pwéi. Crossing the river on the apron [be careful, crossing the river can be difficult, if not impossible, in the event of heavy rain. Do not hesitate to give up and join the tribe of Paola (Poyes), then the RPN following the road].

    6 Intersection (GPS: 509 991 – 7 701 872; alt. 35m): a short distance after the apron, turn off to the right (towards the NE) to follow a small dirt track which runs along the left bank of the river, slightly uphill. It runs through cultivation areas, then crosses a tributary that comes from the W.

    7 Creek (GPS: 510  522 – 7 702 403; alt. 35m): continue on the flank. The route gradually turns into a trail. It meanders through a beautiful forest populated by tall, majestic trees.

    8 Shelter-hut (GPS: 511 305 – 7 702 729; alt. 37m): turn off to the left. The track climbs towards the W, through fields and a small forest, then climbs a succession of hilltops covered with sparse niaoulis to reach a rounded and open ridge oriented towards the NNW. It follows the ridge, then, by a series of zigzags, climbs a short slope, crosses a small forest and comes out on the dividing line [beautiful view towards the Lindéralique rocks, in the axis].

    9 Pweniatik Pass (GPS: 509 973 – 7 703 854; alt. 320m): press on to the left and reach a long ridge line which stretches towards the SW overlooking the Kaciabwé valley. The path runs along the ridge to a small summit [lookout over the surroundings].

    10 Hillock (GPS: 507 724 – 7 703 602; alt. 371m): descend circuitously into the valley by a series of hilltops covered with sparse niaoulis, direction NNW. At the bottom, the route enters a wooded area, crosses a river and continues towards the NW, then towards the W, on a grassy track through a beautiful forest and stands of bamboo.

    11 Intersection (GPS: 506 965 – 7 705 285; alt. 47m): head right. After crossing a few small creeks, the track arrives at the accommodation site.

    12 “Chez Jacques Thy” (GPS: 506 475 – 7 705 848; alt. 18m).

    © Textes J.F. Clair

    FFRandonnée grading
    * Effort IBP 68 3 Not very difficult (orange)
    * Technical difficulty 3 Not very difficult (orange)
    * Risk 2 Fairly low (blue)
    * Overall rating 3 Not very difficult (orange)
  • Departure
    Touho
  • Starting location: tribe of Tiwae.

    Parking: near the accommodation site
  • Environment
    • Forest location
    • Mountain view
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Services
  • Equipment
    • Picnic area
    • Covered picnic area
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Sustainable development
    • Outhouse
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