These islands are really interesting; they are made strictly out of reeds, all bundled together, tied and anchored to the bottom of the lake . Because the reeds are biodegradable, they have to add new reeds on the surface every month . It sure was interesting to walk around; it's like walking on a cushion, because everything is floating .
The island is narrow at about 1 Km . wide and 6 to 7 Km . long . The visit is exhausting because of the climb to get to the village and then the 533 steps on the stone stairway down to get to the boat , and because of the altitude ( 13,000 ft above sea level ).