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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. Add Lago Chungara to your Putre travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Putre tour planner.
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  • 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 fo...  more »
  • Place missed, is necessary to know it to understand the plateau in chile. We arrived from putre, which is a very good idea for those who go from afar and get used to the altitude. To get a vehicle lease particular left at 08:00 am arriving at 09:45 approximately. As recommendation speak in the first instance with the locals before that with tourist offices, are very friendly and can give more recommendations. The way many curves and as it progresses you notice the height and lack of oxygen but nothing serious, with good breathing can be managed. The route becomes a little dangerous by the large influx of trucks and high speed, however, locals know very well the way and that gives confidence. When you arrive we have Conaf station, restrooms, there are two people who are located with craft stalls. Two kilometers border complex much tourist was not the date which is convenient since the landscape can be seen in all its glory. Regarding the Moon, only recommend plenty of liquid walk calmly without haste and handles very well breathing frequency. To return, take a bus coming from La Paz Bolivia, with destination to Arica ticket value $5,000 included lunch.
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  • The landscape is wonderful, but I think that more concern is needed for cleaning up the place by the authorities. Recommendation: If you will upload to Chungará, the best is to stay in Putre a day earlier to acclimatize. The puna in this place could be very damaging to health.
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