Lago Chungara, Putre

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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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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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