Chusmiza

Chusmiza

Overview The village of Chusmiza is located just 1km from the main road (CH-15) to the altiplano and sits on 3,360 m above the sea level. It’s considered to be the best place to adapt to the altitude, although a bit lower elevation would do better for this purpose,...
Chulluncane

Chulluncane

Overview This little village is the permanent home of just a handful of llama and alpaca shepherds. It’s located on the base of “Sillaghuai” mountain (Also found on some maps as “Alto Toroni”) and is surrounded by beautiful grazing areas (bofedales), archeological and...
Cariquima

Cariquima

Overview The town of Cariquima is located 27km south from Colchane on route A-357. About 300 people are permanent inhabitants of this town, although you might spot only a couple of them. The town has a Church (National monument), square, rural health post with a...
Guallatire

Guallatire

Overview The little village of Guallatire is located 77 km south from Putre following the A-211 road which changes name to A-235 main after km 46. Sits at 4,244 m above the sea level on the base of the 6,000 + volcano of the same name. There is a Police station...
Salar del Huasco

Salar del Huasco

Overview Huasco salt flat is one of the newest National Parks in the country and it doesn’t have any public infrastructure yet. The sights are impressive and the landscape inspires long slow exploring walks. There is a set of shallow salt lakes where flamingos feed,...
Online advice for trip planning

Online advice for trip planning

Overview Is there drinking water? Where should I get fuel? Is there a place to stay? Should I bring all my food? How long are the distances? What should I do if I need help during my trip? Are there medical services in case of emergency?. With most of the highlands of...

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