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Hiking Mojanda lake and Fuya Fuya Mountain
Mojanda is an inactive stratovolcano of the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes in northern Ecuador. A summit caldera, which was produced by an explosive Plinian Eruption that marked the end of Mojanda activity 200,000 years ago, is occupied by three crater lakes: Karikucha (the largest), Yanakucha, and Warmikucha, they are a popular tourist destination.
Mojanda is a complex of two volcanoes which were active simultaneously. Fuya Fuya partially collapsed around 165,000 years ago, creating a large caldera to the west.
The high altitude grasslands and shrublands of Mojanda, which lie above the cloud forests, are collectively known as páramo.
For this tour we leave at 7:30 am from Otavalo or the address specified by the client. After an hour by transport we will arrive at the first Mojanda lagoon located at 3715 meters, from where we will begin our ascent to the fuya fuya mountain approximately 2 to 3 hours to reach the summit of the mountain 4200 meters above sea level. From the summit it offers us an excellent panoramic view of the lagoon and it´s surroundings.
We will return to the lake approximately 1 to 2 hours. We will take our transport back to Otavalo city and end of services.
At 7h30 am
We will leave from the hotel to Mojanda lakes, we go by transport around 1 hour.
After 1 hour by transport we will arrive to the first lake located at 3715 above sea level. Our guide will explains about the mojanda area and it´s names.
We will starts to ascent by the graassland for to reach the fuya fuya summit located at 4200meters.
We will arrive to the fuya fuya summit where we have a good panoram view about the lakes, mountains. Time for picture anda take some picture.
We return to the lake about one hour, after walking we will take a transport to Otavalo and end of services.