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I had to remind myself that I'm almost 12,000 feet above sea level. So sipping on water and eating light are two crucial things to keep in mind. Plus, we stopped to get coca leaves to chew on to help with some blood thinning. Be...More
Excellent road surface and gradients make this a long but worthwhile ride over the high Andes to La Paz. You start at roughly sea level and ascend to 4680m. There were a few ripio sections on the approach to Lago Chungara. The scenery is outstanding,...More
Evaluating this place by its natural conditions (and no by the road condition and transit) leads straight to perfection. We highly reccomend to step out of your car and take the Cotacotani lagoons - Parincota hike (10Km); gorgeous scenery and lots of fauna, while no...More
Lago Chungara is easily reached via the main road by normal car. The best way to explore is to park at the Ranger station about midway along the lake and follow the flat interpretative trail that starts there. Lots of animals along the shore. Even...More
If you are in Arica and have not seen altiplano lakes before, go for it, you will enjoy the view. However, if you have seen other altiplano (or even lower andean) lakes or lagunas before, this will not blow your mind. Yes, you are pretty...More
We visited Lake Chunara as it is one of the largest and highest lakes in the world. It often provides great views of the local volcano however it had been snowing just before we arrived (surprising for January) and visavility in the distance was poor....More
I went here in a tour and we drive up to the lake. We were able to get out and go for a walk to take some photos. However, you should be warned that Chile's highway 11 passes right next to the lake and has...More
We spent a wonderful day sightseeing Lake Chungaro and the twin snow capped volcanoes of Parinasata. The day ended with an enormously ordinary lunch, but we all know that situation. Even the dogs didn't want our leftovers...I bet they had a better menu to choose...More
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Hi, I saw both and was not very impressed by Lauca after having been to San Pedro altiplano. I actually wanted to visit the Reserva Nacional Vicunas from Putre but it was low season in May and no tours were running, guess... More
Hi, I saw both and was not very impressed by Lauca after having been to San Pedro altiplano. I actually wanted to visit the Reserva Nacional Vicunas from Putre but it was low season in May and no tours were running, guess the same would happen in July. I think that part would have been nicer than Lauca. So my advice: do the San Pedro altiplano well and you'll not miss much by not going to Lauca.