Parinacota, Parina Quta or Parinaquta is a dormant stratovolcano on the border of Chile and Bolivia. Together with Pomerape it forms the Nevados de Payachata volcanic chain. Part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, its summit reaches an elevation of above sea level. The symmetrical cone is capped off by a summit crater with widths of or. Farther down on the southern slopes lie three parasitic centres known as the Ajata cones. These cones have generated lava flows. The volcano overlies a platform formed by lava domes and andesitic lava flows.The volcano started growing during the Pleistocene and formed a large cone. At some point between the Pleistocene and the Holocene, the western flank of the volcano collapsed, generating a giant landslide that spread west and formed a large, hummocky landslide deposit. The avalanche crossed and dammed a previously existing drainage, impounding or enlarging Lake Chungará; numerous other lakes now forming the headwaters of the Rio Lauca sprung up within the deposit. Volcanic activity rebuilt the cone after the collapse, cancelling out the collapse scar.Our Putre trip builder makes visiting Parinacota Volcano and other Putre attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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en el altiplano chileno se ve imponente este volcán junto a su hermano el Pomerape, observarlos es un privilegio more »in the Chilean altiplano imposing this volcano is seen together with his brother the Pomerape, observing them is a privilege
Chili extrême nord, frontière Chili Bolivie, avec ses derniers kilomètres en grands travaux, camions boliviens par dizaines, village de Parinacota á l'approche, avec une petite église ravissante, avec... more »Extreme northern Chile, border Chile Bolivia, with its last kilometers in major works, Bolivian trucks by the dozens, village of Parinacota a approach, with a small beautiful church with separate Bell Tower. Before arriving at the car park and Lake Chungará, small lakes approach this majestic volcano enthroned 6438 meters. Speechless, but the breath a little, take the time to admire the beauty of the Parinacota, animals endemic a proximity, this is a precious, rare moment that you appreciate contemplative.
Majestuoso al ginalizar el recorrido custodiando el lago. Debes moverte despacio ya que la altura de 4500 m no es sencilla de sobrellevar. En la excursion iba una persona hipertensa y otra con baston ... more »Majestic to ginalizar travel over the Lake. You should move slowly since 4500 m height is not easy to cope with. The excursion was a hypertensive person and another stick and could be seamlessly
Right on the border between Chile and Bolivia, is one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Andes: the Lauca Park. And entered in this, is the volcano Parinacota, in the State of the same name. Is an amazing place, next to Lake Chungara, empty but full of wild nature. Don't miss this place if you are in the neighborhood. I knew this place from a tour of Arica, on a long journey from sea level to altitudes close to 4000 meters.
A recommended super mountain, the crater is like a stadium! AMAZING, is also perhaps one of the mountains "easier" to climb above the 6000 meters above sea level.
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