Putre - Half way between the highlands and the Sea

Putre is a village to be found in the northern (first) region of Chile. located at 3500m altitude it is best accessed from the coastal city of Arica or from the bolivian Tambo Quemado/Chungara boarder. With its warm climate it is ideal to start the acclimatation process. Low enough to spend good nights of sleep and high enough to offer easy acess to 5000m peaks. 

 

As a starting point, the comonly visited places are : Lago Chungara, Thermal bath of Jurasi, Khota Khotani lagoons, Salar de Surire.

 

Among the mountains / volcanoes which are climbed from Putre belong: cerro guane Guane 5050m, Surunche 3890m, cerro rojo 4760m, Guallatiri volcano 6070m, Tarapaca volcano 5920m.

 

 

Guallatiri climbed in north Chile

Guallatiri climbed in north Chile

khota khotani lagoons

khota khotani lagoons

Guallatiri base camp

Guallatiri base camp

flamigos Chile

flamigos Chile

Tarapaca volcano

Tarapaca volcano

surunche view from the summit

surunche view from the summit

volcan Isluga and its smoking crater

volcan Isluga and its smoking crater

Vicuñas

Vicuñas

climber on isluga volcano

climber on isluga volcano

descent from Isluga volcano

descent from Isluga volcano

Guallatiri volcano ascent

Guallatiri volcano ascent

climbing Tarapaca 5907m

climbing Tarapaca 5907m

Tarapaca summital ridge

Tarapaca summital ridge

Andes Bolivia 6000 Summit climbing Huayna Potosi Illimani Condoriri nIllampu Ancohuma Uturunxu