In the province of Imbabura a few hours away North from Quito it is located Mojanda. Mojanda is a complex of three lakes Caricocha (male lake) or big lake, Huarmicocha (female lake) or small lake and Yanacocha or black lake. Hiking Mojanda Lakes
The three of them are connected by different paramo paths and defended by two mountains the Fuya-Fuya to the East and the Yanahurco or Black Mountain to the west. Everything is around the 3 700 meters.
Around the Mojanda Lakes there is a lot of paramo vegetation and a native forest which is of a volcanic origin.
We leave the lodge at 7:30 am from Otavalo. At 8:30 am, we arrive at Mojanda lake, whose main lake is Kari-Cocha (man lake), and we start the uphill climb on Fuya-Fuya mountain, starting at an elevation of 3700 meters (over 12000 feet), up to a maximum of 4260 meters (14000 feet) where the summit is. If we’re lucky and it’s a clear day, we can observe the majestic surroundings, such as Cotacachi, Imbabura, and Cayambe volcanos. Our guides will explain the different plants and animals that you will find within this protected area.
Finalizing our hike, we will return to Otavalo and we will have lunch at restaurant.
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