Parque Nacional Lauca & Wilkacocha

flying up north

After spending a long time in the very south of Chile I went up north quickly. Taking a rest in Santiago, continuing to Arica and visiting Parque Nacional Laucas; heading to Huaraz, Peru afterwards.

Going from Arica at the coast of Chile to Putre at 3.600m above sea level served me a nice headache but suffering with a group of Chileans who had arrived the same day made it easier. They turned out to be the best chess players of the country, meeting for a chess tournament to play against each other and the best players of Peru and Bolivia.