Bolivian Altiplano : Deserts and Rock Formations

Jul 8, 2019



Laguna Blanca, Bolivia
Laguna Blanca

The next two days we just went higher and higher to see the mountains and lakes of the Bolivian Altiplano. Unlike the mountain ranges of the Himalayas or the Peruvian Andes, the Bolivian Altiplano has smaller mountains, volcanos, and lakes. The lakes in the Bolivian Altiplano also have different colors due to the abundance of minerals. The landscape out there was just insane.



Bolivian Altiplano

Bolivian Altiplano


DESERTS

Imagine a great day with clear skies and no cloud in sight. After trekking in Peru enduring rain, hail, and snow, this was beyond a glorious day for me.

Laguna Blanca, Bolivia

Dali Desert, Bolivia
Dali Desert

Dali Desert, Bolivia
Dali Desert

Bolivian Altiplano


You drive through slick deserts, wide open space just ahead of you. All around you are these mountains and volcanoes - some covered in snow, with different colors, some we’ve likened to melted vanilla, chocolate, and coffee ice cream.


Dali Desert, Bolivia
Dali Desert

Dali Desert, Bolivia
Dali Desert

Dali Desert, Bolivia
Dali Desert

Dali Desert, Bolivia
Dali Desert

Bolivian Altiplano

Bolivian Altiplano

Dali Desert, Bolivia
Dali Desert

Laguna Blanca, Bolivia


ROCK FORMATIONS

It seemed like a different planet out there as you will see different rock formations scattered in different parts of the plateau. I had a lot of moments when I thought how amazing Mother Nature is, how destruction from thousands of years of volcanic eruptions formed all these rock formations. I would imagine a time lapse of snow, rain, and wind just shaping all the landscape I was lucky enough to see in person.

Arbol de Piedra, Bolivia
Arbol de Piedra

Arbol de Piedra, Bolivia
Arbol de Piedra

Arbol de Piedra, Bolivia
Arbol de Piedra

Bolivian Altiplano

Bolivian Altiplano

Bolivian Altiplano
Arbol de Piedra

Valles de Rocas, Bolivia
Valles de Rocas

Valles de Rocas, Bolivia
Valles de Rocas

Valles de Rocas, Bolivia
Valles de Rocas

Valles de Rocas, Bolivia Valles de Rocas




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