Mojanda is a paramo ecosystem where there are three beautiful lakes that originally formed part of glacial volcanoes. These are Karikocha (3721 m.), …
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Mojanda is a paramo ecosystem where there are three beautiful lakes that originally formed part of glacial volcanoes. These are Karikocha (3721 m.), the largest of the three, Warmicocha, and Yanacocha. These lakes are considered male and female, respectively; another popular attraction is the Black Lake. These lakes are vital to the functionality of the valley ecosystem, serving as the primary water source for dozens of brooklets and streams. For those reasons they are considered sacred.
Due to their ecological fragility, one can only walk on trails located in more environmentally stable areas, such as the mountains of Yana Urcu or Fuya Fuya where the adventurous traveler can ascend to peaks of more than 4,200 m. On clear days visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of the region´s many famous volanoes: Imbabura, Cotacachi, Cotopaxi, Pichincha, Illinizas and Antisana to the south and the San Pablo and Cuicocha lakes.
This is day trip. Leaving Quito at 07:00 a.m; after about two hours we will arrive to the first of Mojandas three lakes. From here we will start our hike towards the Fuya Fuya mountain, during this time we can admire the great amount of natural beauty the area has to offer, and once we arrive to the top we have a short rest and a boxd lunch. Then we will go back down to 3.700masl and cross through one of the Andes many beautiful forests. Departure back to Quito at about 5:00pm
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