Laguna Llaviuco

  • Inca road at Laguna Llaviuco - © William Mackesy
  • Laguna Llaviuvo - © William Mackesy
  • At Laguna Llaviuco - © William Mackesy
  • At Laguna Llaviuco - © William Mackesy
  • Cloud forest at Laguna Llaviuco - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Laguna Llaviuvo - © William Mackesy
  • Inca road above Laguna Llaviuco - © William Mackesy
  • Above Laguna Llaviuco - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Up the valley from Laguna Llaviuco - © William Mackesy

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 rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma28
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating85

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 1 hr +
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,000 m
  • Level of Difficulty: Straightforward
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Laguna Llaviuvo - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

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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© William Mackesy

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Cloud forest at Laguna Llaviuco - © William Mackesy...
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