Hotel La Chakana
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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... with our family, so far away. It gives us a sense that they are there for us!
Unfortunately, Audrey was not feeling well for those few days, so we kept our hikes relatively short to minimize the impact. Our two hikes took us to different areas; our first was supposed to lead to some old wall paintings, but we are pretty sure we didn't see them. Nonetheless, it was a ...
... in to Sunny Days before making our way back into town for a dinner of beer and quesadillas, followed by a sundae. Then home to bed. The altiplano was great, and very different from what we'd seen before. It's a tough environment - for example when you think it's snowing and it's summer. The flora and fauna is unique and the setting - plains surrounded by high mountains and volcanoes, is picture perfect. Using knowledgable tour guides added a lot to the ...
... Putre and the highest volcano in the region, Vulca, Taapaca, and Parinacota, again dormant. This picture perfect conical volcano sits at 6400m. We were now at over 4000m on a fairly flat landscape surrounded by mountains. This is the altiplano, and it was magnificent. The park is full of wildlife, and we soon saw vicunas (the smallest of the camelids, related to llamas and alpacas - very cute and currently nursing young) and nadus ...
... where the villagers are restoring many buildings damaged in the last earthquake in 2014 using adobe methods. They have a nice 17th Century church that has been recently restored. Aymara culture was banned under Pinochet but is resurgent now. We pulled in to Putre at 6pm after a long day. Our hotel was a little out of town but has comfortable beds and good views over the valley to the east. It is also cold here, perhaps 7 ...
... border, so we peeled out of that and headed back along the lake in the opposite direction, away from Bolivia. Chungara Lake is one of the most awe-inspiring places I've ever been. Located at 4,517 meters above sea level (14,820 feet), it is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is also a large lake, 21.5 square kilometers in size, unlike many other high altitude lakes. The photos don't do it justice, but they give some sense of its crystalline beauty ...