One of the highest lakes in the world, Lago Chungara is surrounded with untamed nature. Make the long, rough drive through surrounding mountains to reach this attraction, where animals like alpacas, foxes, pumas, and Chilean flamingo roam. Take stunning photos of volcanoes reflected in the lake's surface, but take caution when tackling the challenging hiking trails. Any visitors with respiratory issues may want to think twice before visiting due to high altitude. Lodging choices are limited, so book ahead and take plenty of snacks, water, and sunscreen. Take a look at our Putre trip builder website to schedule your visit to Lago Chungara and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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A la limite de la Bolivie, la vue est imprenable sur le volcan Parinacota. Le mieux est le matin, il y a plus de chance qu'il soit dégagé, sublime ! Le lac est rempli d'oiseaux, qui nichent en ce mome... more »At the edge of the Bolivia, the view is breathtaking on the Parinacota volcano. Is best in the morning, there is more chance that it is free, sublime! The Lake is filled with birds, which nest in this exciting time to observe! It's a bit chilly, at 4500 m altitude, better is worth to be covered!
Realizamos un tour en familia al Lago Chingara, el cual incluyo pueblos altiplanicós de Arica, como Pocon Chile, Zapahuira y Putre, un paisaje maravilloso con una vida silvestre en su máxima expresión... more »We made a tour of family to the Chingara Lake, which included peoples Altiplano of Arica, as Pocon Chile, Zapahuira and Putre, a wonderful landscape with a wildlife at its finest, all very nice environment, but you have to be prepared for the height, the which at least to us we began to affect from the 3500 mt. ALT., but in conclusion is a destination not to be missed if you visit the city of Arica.
Una vista espectacular, un poco problemático para quienes se apunan, pero hay hartos métodos para sentirse un poco mejor (unas píldoras, mate de chachacoma, inhalar cocoroco y masticar hoja de coca de... more »A spectacular, a little problematic view for those who are apunan, but there are enough methods to feel a little better (some pills, Matt chachacoma, inhaling cocorocó and chewing coca leaf preemptively). Despite how badly one can pass it if that it is arrived at apunar, it's worth knowing the famous Lake chungará.
Beautiful, I've been three times and I'm always impressed. A very special place, you should go.
It is a wonderful place are very close to the sky clouds breathe much too pure air purified by the beautiful snow falling at times is very mistiko sit near meditating on the natural landscape that gives you see and feel the magiko k is
4500 meters above sea level, if you're going to get off of the vehicle it is advisable to take something to keep warm, slow walking and breathe deeply to avoid the puna, and enjoy is most beautiful landscape that mother nature offers. The path of route CH11 allows to reach the Park Lauca before and seen far away its fauna, various camelid, birds such as flamingos pink and with luck vizcachas. Only one objection is that where to stop encotrarán wastes that shed truckers with Bolivian patent. There is much to be done in that regard. Just 3 hours from Arica should go stopping to get used to the geographical height and prevent taking a puff of oxygen sold in gas stations of Arica (+-$15,000)
Lake at higher altitudes in the world with 4560 m sea level. Located in the Lauca National Park, in its waters is a fish endemic, unique in the world, the Karachi chungará, unfortunately is in critical danger of extinction
Wonderful place, a pity that they do not have infrastructure to receive tourists.
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