Laguna de Limpiopungo, Latacunga
(4/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
Take a trip to Laguna de Limpiopungo, one of the most visited places in Cotopaxi National Park. Stroll along the man-made trail that surrounds the perimeter of the lake. As you hike, watch for plants, flowers, and birds such as Andean gulls and mountain ducks that are indigenous to the area. Be sure to take your time, many need the time to acclimatize to the oxygen levels, as the lake is located at an altitude of 3,892 m (12,769 ft) above sea level. Bring warm clothes so you can dress in layers. Use our Latacunga vacation builder to visit Laguna de Limpiopungo on your trip to Latacunga, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A stop over place on your way towards or from the Cotopaxi walk, but also suitable for a longer walk. Unfortunately during my visit rained a lot and the laguna was a bit grayisch place with 4 wild duc...  more »
  • The Laguna de Limpiopungo is located inside the National Park of Cotopaxi, almost at the base of the volcano. Unfortunately dried up much of its length. But after visiting the volcano, it's worth the walk around the pond area, very beautiful and Visual observation of birds and other animals.
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  • The lagoon is usually part of the journey that culminated in the ascent to the Cotopaxi. This however, is by its beautiful landscape and offer the option of hiking in the surrounding area. It is also a good choice to whom by physical limitation may not climb Cotopaxi trails.
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