Laguna de Limpiopungo, Latacunga

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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 trip itinerary planning site 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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  • October 5, 2017
    We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary with this walk. On a sunny day with Cotopaxi clear, what more could you want? A lot of folks go up to the car park and refuge for a walk- but this walk is ea...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Were in may 2016 g. Mount Cotopaxi finally became started nakrapyvat rain and somehow became significantly cooler. We sit in the car and return back a bit to visit mandatory rendered Lake and horseback riding (Limpiopungo). Put on the parking machine and as "hedgehogs in the fog" go to the start of a circular track around Lake 2.6 km in length. Judging from the information board, this bypass would require 1.5 hours, and along the way you will encounter Bowers for rest and contemplation. In the diagram specified even cross paths, and all this is due to the proximity of the volcano. Initially, the road is equipped with wooden deck, which pleased to go and just outstanding in Lake pavilions give you the opportunity not only to relax but also to listen to the silence of the birds singing. The birds themselves are not seen, but heard their cries and zalivistoe frogs. Carlos says that in the Park are home to wild horses, deer, but we have not been able to see them. Weather changes all the time, then drizzles vaporisation, dank and cold, the Sun is shining brightly, and with ...
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  • September 26, 2017
    Is one of the attractions of the tour to Cotopaxi volcano. It is worth taking some pictures of the beautiful scenery and admire some birds.
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Latacunga's historic center offers the best choice of accommodations, with the chance to stay in a characterful area conveniently close to the main urban attractions and amenities. Accommodation types include hotels set in colonial-era buildings, as well as hostels for budget-conscious vacationers. Farther from the town center you can explore a few boutique hotels and simple guesthouses along residential streets, while the area close to the airport has business-style hotels with basic rooms, ideal for those wishing to drop their bags and head off to explore the region's many natural landmarks.
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