Departing from Putre, we will visit the Lauca National Park, which was declared in 1981 Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. On the way there we will make a stop at Apacheta, a ceremonial site, which for centuries has been used with religious purposes by Lama-caravans. We will leave a stone as a gratitude gesture for the guardian spirits of the Andes- highlands.
Later on we will arrive to Parinacota, one of the most beautiful villages of the High-Andes with a pre-Hispanic origin and it has a very well preserved catholic church, that was declared a national monument. Here we will find the Lauca National Park administration & visitors center. This is the starting point of an amazing hiking-trek to the Chungará Lake, which is on an altitude of 4.517 meters and therefore it is one of the most elevated lakes in the world. During our picnic we will enjoy the view of the volcanoes Parinacota and Pomerape. In the afternoon we will visit the small village of Chucuyo, where we will have the opportunity to participate in the fabrication of textiles in the traditional way, before we do return to Putre. Overnight in Hotel Qantati in Putre.
(Breakfast, lunch/lunch-box and dinner)