Lagunas de Mojanda

  • Laguna de Mojanda  - © Flickr User - Natalia Cartolini
  • Laguna de Mojanda  - © Flickr User - Sara y Tzunki
  • Near Laguna de Mojanda - © Flickr User - Jean-Francois Renaud
  • Laguna de Mojanda  - © Flickr User - Jean-Francois Renaud
  • Laguna de Mojanda  - © Flickr User - m e a n d r e a
  • Laguna de Mojanda  - © Flickr User - m e a n d r e a
  • Near Laguna de Mojanda - © Flickr User - Jean-Francois Renaud

Key information: Lagunas de Mojanda

    • Three lakes set high in the paramo grassland under Cerro Fuya Fuya, a dramatic, broken former volcano south of Otavalo. Superb views of the surrounding mountains.
      • Plenty of pick-your-own-trails from the lakes, which you can reach by road from Otavalo. Circuit the main lake in 3.5 hrs or climb to the summit of Fuya Fuya in 2 hrs (3.5 hrs round trip).
        • Or trek across wild paramo to Esperanza (near Tabacundo) - 10km, 4-5 hrs; or to Cochasqui, an archaeological site, some 20km to the south.
          • Strenuous walking in high, remote mountains with unpredictable weather where altitude is an issue. Come prepared.
            • ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating85

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,263 m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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Laguna de Mojanda  - © Flickr User - Jean-Francois Renaud
Near Laguna de Mojanda - © Flickr User - Jean-Francois Renaud

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