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Chungara Lake

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Surrounded by unique fauna and located in the highlands, the Chungara Lake is one of the main attractions of Lauca national Park.

It has an extention of 21,5 squared kilometers, and it´s an ideal place for outdoor activities and nature contemplation because of its rich topography.

The lake has 33 meters of depth, and is sorrounded by land and mountains, that are home to alpacas, traucas, vizcachas, guanacos, vicuñas, pumas, llamas and foxes.

There are also typical birds like the Chilean flamingo, yeco, guallata, ñandu, puna partridge, condors, the giant tagua and the small jergon duck.

Attractions

Amazing flora and fauna. Interesting topography.

Activities

Bird watching, high mountain tours, bicycle ridings, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

First region. Located 13 kilometers southeast of Parinacota, 51 kilometers east of Putre, 196 kilometers northeast of Arica and 498 kilometers north of Iquique.

How to get there?

Iquique-Peru: Land route, by Panamericana Highway from Iquique and Tacna.

Bolivia-Arica: Land route, by Route CH-11 Tambo Quemado, that goes through Parinacota from La Paz, Bolivia.

Anywhere-Arica: Airway and Seaway (Carlos Ibañez del Campo Port)

Arica-Putre: Land route, by International Route CH-11 Arica- Tambo Quemado (Bolivia).

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

High desertic weather. The media temperature is 12ºC to 20ºC during day, and

-3ºC to -25ºC during night time. The media rain –snow- surpasses the 280 milimeters per year.

Services

Transportation.

Surroundings

Alero de Patapatane, Caquena Bofedal, Surire Salar Lagoon, Cotacotani Lagoons, Payachatas mountains, Parinacota, Lauca National Park, Putre, Caquena River, Chungará tambo.

Admision

Free entrance.

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