Key information: Laguna Llaviuco
- Laguna Llaviuco boasts cloud forest with a fine selection of epiphyte-and-moss ridden trees, bird life galore, an attractive lake and grassy valley bottom not yet taken back by the forest, high broken crags above, and a stretch of the local Inca road to contemplate.
- Walkopedia rating85
- Natural interest17
- Human interest10
- Negative points0
- Total rating85
- Length: 1 hr +
- Maximum Altitude: 3,000 m
- Level of Difficulty: Straightforward
It is worth spending time in the cloud forest around Laguna Llaviuco, in a deep glacial valley on the eastern edge of the Cajas NP and not far from the Cuenca road.
A fine selection of epiphyte-and-moss ridden trees, bird life galore, an attractive lake and grassy valley bottom not yet taken back by the forest, high broken crags above, and a stretch of the local Inca road to contemplate - you could walk up it into the hills if you wanted to extend your walk beyond the hour or so it will take. Walkopedia enjoyed it.
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