Chungara Lake

Chungara Lake

Information about Chungara Lake

Direccion: Ruta 11-CH, Provincia de Parinacota - See on the Map

Chungará Lake is part of the Lauca National Park and is located 192 km. Arica, 51 km. Putre. Has an area of 21.5 km2 and a maximum depth of 33m. Its main tributaries are the river and the river Sopocalane and Chungará.

The waters of the lake with very cold, so you can only take a quick bath. They are turquoise in them reflects the volcano Chungará.

At the site highlights the existing birds, characterized by species such as nandu or Suri, partridge puna, Chilean flamingo, guallata, Yeco, tagua giant condor and pallet boy duck. The mammals include guanacos, vicuña, llamas, alpacas, tarucas, cougars, foxes and vizcachas.

From the Chungará lake you can visit the village ofParinacota, which is 13 km. and where there is a beautiful church.

You can know Chungara Lake in the following excursions


The excursion starts along the international road to Bolivia and across the Valley of LLuta. Picturesque settlements of archaeological interest will be visited : LLuta´s Geographs, Poconchile village and its church of 17th Century, Ravine of Cardones and its 4 meters height candelabrum cactuses. Pukará of Copaquilla a pre-incaic defensive village, Tambo of Zapahuira. Panoramic view of Socoroma and Putre.

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