Nature Wonders Lauca National Park Chile
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In the northernmost region of Chile and in the eastern border region with Bolivia, extends a natural wonder that is one of the most elevated locations on Earth and one of the most natural of nature reserves, the Parque Nacional Lauca.
The slopes of the undulating high plateau are covered with volcanic sand that cannot retain water. A bodefal is a wetland that forms at the bottom of the valleys between the hills and without them, livestock breeding would be impossible. Vicunas, Lamas and Alpacas graze on the green pasture within the demanding landscape and the wetlands provide good nourishment for both plant and wild life.
The Lago Chungara is the highest lake on Earth and, lying at an altitude of nearly five thousand metres above sea level, it is even featured in the Guinness Book Of Records!
This is the realm of the Aymara Indians and in their mythology this wild land and its volcanoes are sacred and indeed, part of the family.
In all its splendour and originality, the Parque Nacional Lauca is one of the finest natural wonders on Earth.