Pasochoa Forest Reserve, Quito

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Take a relaxing hike through Pasochoa Forest Reserve, a protected cloud forest situated within an extinct volcanic crater. Five different trails of varying lengths and challenge levels ensure plenty of ways to access the biodiversity here, which includes 50 species of endemic Andean trees and wildlife such as foxes, deer, and mountain puma. Birdwatchers will find plenty to appreciate with over 100 avian species, many of them specific to Ecuadorian cloud forests. Bring a camera to capture the scenic backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Note that getting to the site is best in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pasochoa Forest Reserve and many more Quito attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Quito sightseeing website .
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  • Nice bed, medium effort, rises and then decrease, approximately 2hours, the road vehicle to reach the reserve very careless, can get a small vehicle but with care, narrow, bad pavement, mud especially before the refuge, avoid (personally) enter in winter. Climate warm, waterproof clothing, wrap excess, desirable to carry a doffing of clothes and shoes, not suitable for people with disabilities to walk, the elderly can expect to see in the building's entrance (sheltered), not is not allowed pets, bring food fast (snack), drinks hot, liquids in general, lightweight backpacks (1 drink, 1 waterproof, sandwich), the rest leave it in your vehicle , Advise them to start the tour early (approximate time between home in village of Amaguaña, arrival, walk, return to Amaguaña 4 to 5 hours). and between the 13 and 14 hours may have lunch in this area or go to the Valley of the snapper (restaurants, hornado, shopping centres, barbecues, cuy, ect)
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  • Most 5 times I've visited the pasochoa really goes very well for camping or go camp worth just be careful not to confuse you between the paths and go with someone who knows.
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  • The forest is quite nice, but you need to be fit if you want to walk; otherwise you can take the car until you get to El Mirador where you can enjoy the view. The time I went there it started raining ...  more »

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