Lago Chungara
Lago Chungara
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Marta
Valdivia, Chile1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
Perfect organized full day trip from the center of Iquique, through Valle de Azapa, Poconchile until wonderful Lauca National Park and Chungará Lake.
Freddie François was our tour guide, full of energy and a lot of humor! He taught us regional song and dance. Told the histories about important places on the way.
There were stops to acclimatize, where we saw the local flora and fauna. Ended up with tasty lunch in Putre.
Highly recommend!
Written September 18, 2021
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Claudia M
Madrid, Spain77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
If you are in Arica and have not seen altiplano lakes before, go for it, you will enjoy the view. However, if you have seen other altiplano (or even lower andean) lakes or lagunas before, this will not blow your mind. Yes, you are pretty high at 4,500m but despite the fact that it was a sunny day the colours and views were by far not as spectacular as in other places (like Piedras Rojas in San Pedro de Atacama or the Laguna del Diamante in Mendoza, Argentina). It is not a peaceful place either as it lies on the main road to Bolivia with hundreds of trucks passing by every day.
Written May 1, 2017
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Greg M
Oldham, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Excellent road surface and gradients make this a long but worthwhile ride over the high Andes to La Paz. You start at roughly sea level and ascend to 4680m. There were a few ripio sections on the approach to Lago Chungara. The scenery is outstanding, Parinacota and Sajama looming ominously over you. The border crossing is straight forward, make sure you take some coca leaves for the altitude! After Sajama you're on the Altiplano to La Paz, plenty of places to camp and a few hostels dotted about. Look out for the Vicuñas!
Written December 1, 2017
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JoseLPalmaM
Santiago, Chile6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
One of the most beautiful landscapes at the Chilean Altiplano. 4500 mts altitude. It is possible to see typical fauna all o ver the place. It is necesary to take care with the puna effects due to the altitude. If you are planning to visit this place, take a very light breakfast or meal. Drink only water. No gas sodas. Use sunglasses UV protection. Sunscreen over 50, long sleeve coat nad hat or jockey.
Written October 21, 2015
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euromnlostatsea
Aberdeen, UK170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Come in the morning and seek out a spot from where the volcano is reflected in part of the lake that is clear water and not covered with weed. And watch the beautiful birds (most of them are fairly shy so bring good binoculars).
Written December 20, 2014
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Cynthia A
Sierra Madre, CA1,528 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
We went here on an excursion from the cruise port in Arica. It akes over three hours to get there, we stopped several times to shop/pee/photos. There are some nice hadmade items cheap available for purchase. This is the only road to the port from Boliva and has been the site of many fatal wrecks as noted by the roadside shrines and cargo boxes down the hill. When we got to the lake it had a stunning view and lots of birdlife including Flamingos, which was cool. It is at an altitude in excess of 14,000 feet. We both got splitting head aches that did not abate for many hours. There are some interesting looking things in the fertile river valley, but we did not stop there. We should have stayed in Arica, nice beachs and shopping, but did this instead. 10 hours total, nine on the bus.
Written December 20, 2014
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Christopher P
Beziers, France355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
Call at the CONAF office where they will provide you (free!) with an audiovisual tour of the nature walk by the lke with ideitfictions of the birds and other animals.
Written March 23, 2014
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MallinaCashew
Chile24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
This was a beautiful place, with many species of birds, as well as vicuñas and llamas.
A big improvement would have to be keeping the area clean of garbage, and especially telling tourists and putting up signs about disposing of garbage in bins AND NOT THE GROUND OR THE ROAD. It would also be beneficial to put up signs letting tourists know where they can and cannot walk. We saw some tour groups just walking over the bofedales and going right toward the lake, scaring llamas and birds away with their loud voices.
Definitely an excellent place to visit, but lets let CONAF and the people in the area know that the whole idea is to respect the wildlife and keep it in tact! Flora and Fauna first!
Written September 25, 2013
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Sue988
Nags Head, NC12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The road to Lago Chungara is spectacular. It is nature on a colossal scale. We had some low clouds which obscured our views a bit, but still we saw wild flamingoes and herds of vicuña. The mountains are spectacular.

The altitude is high.... Very high. I have to admit that I was not one of the lucky ones who handled the 15,000+ ft very well...... Even while being sick on the side of the road, I was in awe of the beauty around me.

The lake itself is ok. Maybe it would have been truly incredible without the low clouds. We were a little disappointed for the unfortunately placed telephone wires which need to be photoshopped out of our pictures.

There is no fee to enter the park.
Written March 15, 2015
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cybersource
Florianopolis, SC39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
One of the most scenic places I have been to. Simply wonderful. The only problem is if you are not acclimatized enough you could not feel well in the visit, therefore the importance to stay one night in Putre before going up to Chungará.
Written December 1, 2012
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