Laguna de Limpiopungo, Latacunga

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 75+ 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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  • You can drive to the lake from Quito and either head back to Quito the same day or overnight around Latacunga to go on to Quilotoa or other nearby sites the next day. Note that the lake is MUCH smalle...  read more »
  • More where you can walk around and if the weather is clear reflects Cotopaxi in the Lake. That is wonderful, but those moments are scarce. You can spot the rare Andean gull and other birds. Walk around the Lake takes about an hour.
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  • We walked around Laguna de Limpiopungo as a way to get acclimated for our trip up to Cotopaxi. It was a pleasant walk and the scenery was nice. Great view of the volcano and local birds. I wouldn't ju...  read more »
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