Far away from everything, utterly off the beaten path and just about as authentic and rugged as it gets lies Sajama, Bolivia’s tallest peak (6542m), and its namesake National Park. The striking solitary volcano rises up out of the windswept altiplano, its bright snowy-white facade illuminated against the crystal clear blue sky. At the base of this giant exists a small village of alpaca herders, people who will rarely ever leave their town in their lifetimes and whose simplicity, warmth and kindness will delight those travelers intrepid enough to venture here. The National Park features uninterrupted sweeping altiplano landscapes, roaming herds of wild vicuña, natural hot springs and the unforgettable smiles of welcoming locals.
Sajama National Park
Curahuara De Carangas Chapel
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