Beautiful hike in the Atacama desert (north Chile). Arrival in Santiago. We went to the city of Calama by plane, were we visited the ore mines. After a short stay in San Pedro de Atacama we went to Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), Salar de Atacama, Lago Miscanti and the geysers of El Tatio. After a long bus ride we arrived in the little village of Mauque to go for a hike through the Atacama desert for two weeks. We walked along the Salar de Surire, the Tomaqualla volcano and the Parinacota volcano.
Trekking through the Atacama desert. Highlights: Valley of the Moon (Valle de la Luna), the geysers and hot springs of El Tatio, saltlake Salar de Surire and the Parinacota vulcano.
Pictures of North Chile.
Walking in Valley of the Moon, San Pedro de Atacama and Salar de Atacama. The geysers and hot springs of El Tatio, start of the trekking at the village of Quebe and saltlake Salar de Surire.
Walking and camping at the shores of Flamingo-filled Salar de Surire. We're passing the Tomaqualla vulcano and approaching the Parinacota.