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Otun Lagoon, Pereira

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
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  • Most of the water consumed by the city is here, and that was the reason (and the frailejones) by which visit this place so wonderful where problems and chaos are dropped off 50 km away, where you can appreciate the beautiful this world. superecomendado! But if you like the challenges I recommend going to this place via Pereira - the florida-El cedral-La Shepherdess.
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  • The journey towards the laguna del Otún is done in 3 hours more or less, is a relatively mild walk, recomendadisima for those who are planning to climb the nevado, in order to acclimate to the environment. On the road you can see rabbits, eagles, beautiful landscapes like the Valley of frailejones and waterfalls that feed the Lake. Bring the rain tent.
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  • This place has beautiful paths, there are many ways to get there, I did it by the party of Pereira in the sector of La Florida, every day leaves a chiva (typical transport) from the race with 4a 9a, depart from 5 am, vale the around Central magnificent 4 mil per person and ends its journey in the sector of the cedral There begins the ascent on foot, preferred to go very early, too early, the rise is intricately, wet and precipitously, many rocks and various sectors are the river beds, use rubber boots keep feet dry, water is in all the way, load good food, food never left, important snacks and things for the road, proteins, granolas etc, be well equipped , it is cold and a lot, good carp, good plastic, that is essential. my journey was so: 1 day: arrival at the cedral (where leaves it one the goat), 9 am, there begins the ascent, it is best to keep a good pace, ask without fear, preferably rest after la Pastora (first point camp) in that place one can camp, but alargaria the time, in my case we continue and rest 45 minutes on the bridge important to check your feet, that there are no blisters, make adjustments if necessary, rearrange what this weighing on the computer that is loaded, there we continue with medium firm step, up to the kiss of the Gorilla, a beautiful luigar for camping, arrived there at 6 pm, assemble camp, food, us re stock of water and to rest. day 2: we got up at 5-30 am, saw the dawn, and realized that in the morning we had been visited by dantas, (US dry and made popo in the tent, they marked territory), we raise camp and leave at 8 45 am steadily reach the Elfin Forest at around 12 and 45 pm , we rested there had lunch and started road again, all the way will find that this demarcated, no way to lose is if they respect the way, try not to use shortcuts, sometimes are enmalesados and it is more easy to miss or end up losing valuable time, something important is arriving at the Valley of the frailejones, (where one realizes it is close) walking very carefully , frailejones who died and the gap left in huge, are enough to make someone fall there and nobody is account, so that respect the way, arriving cancelled the value of the entrance to the Park costs around 7 thousand pesos, around Central magnificent of the cabin quietly camping beside the lagoon , will be a peaceful night but cold. 3 day, return: return travel was something paradoxical, what we did in two days climbing we did it in one day down, the truth is that we got to hurry, and departing at 10 am we arrived at the cedral at 6-45 pm, there is no chiva at that time, but are still individuals who can do the favor of carrying campers to florida and from there take bus or taxi , or failing that was camping there in the chocita of the cedral. recommendation, do not leave anyone on the road, not assume that go forward or go back, not separate, go to motivated, there are places on the ascent as white stones, a former crossing of the River over the centuries is became a road, so that is a slope pretty strong of huge rocks, there is another step after the kiss of the Gorilla (or jordan (, that is his other name) that it's almost like climbing a wall, almost have to crawl, but when they reach the top they will feel the recocigo of one of the views more stunning nature. Carry much water, sufficient equipment and although it is not recommended to make weight with great food options easier to carry than ever there appreciate having taken
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