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Lago Chungara, Putre

(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My opinion is probably conditioned by the fact of having visited during the rainy season; I would advise to avoid the months of January to March, and always check the condition of the road
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  • A place very nice, the road is very dangerous, many trucks that van to Bolivia, should exist more information about them cuts of road since is a place very tourist, but really worth it penalty know it.
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  • This within the captive of Putre... of great beauty scenic... Although you can climb from Arica by the day, the puna prevents to enjoy it in full... is recommended to Acclimate is staying in Putre before upload to the Lake... the road is in fair condition (there are arrangements with banderero)...
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