What to do at Mojanda Lagoons
In Mojanda laggons you can stay one night doing camping, but carry on a good highlands tent, because 3.000 meters is not normal for a visitor, always try to go with a travel guide and in a 4 or 6 travelers group.
Other very nice activity for the bikers and adventure lovers is to climb from Tabacundo or Otavalo in mountain bike, it's a hard effort not recommended for novices and must start at 5 or 6 am. to reach the Caricocha laggon at 12 or 1 o'clock depending your altitude adaptation. We strongly recommend to go with a mountain biking tour operator, the nicest part of this adventure is the rest and eat some lunch at the top near a nice lagoon and the downhill, you can reach 80 km per hour in downhill in some good stages of the road.
Finally for the hiking lovers and camping is a very nice trip to walk and find the 3 lakes, this trip takes almost two days minimun, but the landscape and quiet nature are the most peaceful moment you can enjoy in life, we recomend to go with a mountain climbing tour operator from Quito.
How to get the Mojanda Lagoons
To go to the Mojanda Lakes from Quito, take the Highway Panamericana Norte in direction to Otavalo. In Otavalo take left from the Panamericana it will take around 30 to 40 minutes get to Mojanda from Otavalo. Another way is to take a detour from Tabacundo but you will need a jeep.
Apartado 160, Otavalo, Ecuador
Phone: (09) 9 731 737/ 9 720 890/ 9 703 843/ (02) 2 465 745
Phone: (09) 973 7415/ 9 816 145
Km 4.5. via Mojanda