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Atacam: atiplanico lakes

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The first time to go above 4000m is today, so we need to be prepared ... UploadedFile2.jpg ... I'm the only one not taking it, out of the group of six today, two Brasilienos, two French, and us. The street is spiralling up to a beautiful lake/mountain association, I haven't seen before. It's a magical place, and as everyday, the driver and the guide prepare lunch, outside, while we stroll around the lake. The French girls get lost with flamingos, and since we're all a little dizzy, the focus is not on the food, but rather on inhaling the landscape.

After an hour we're driving back 50km, and after passing some more lamas, we turn up again to the highest point, the xxx lakes, which were 1 Mio year ago only one, but one of the many Vulcan eruptions have separated them into to, only dinosaur could have enjoyed not climbing from one to the other. The weather is changing, clouds appear, even some drops of rain. The drivers getting nervous, so we head back the 100km to San pedro.

Since we both don't feel too well today, might be the altitude, or the food at the hotel, who knows, we have some light dinner and head to bed, since start tomorrow is very early, 4:30am.

Posted by LutzAndBobo 10:21 Archived in Chile

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