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Titicaca Lake, Peru-Bolivia

From series “The Highest Mountain Lakes of the Planet”
Height: 3,812 meters above sea level.

Lake Titicaca is probably the most famous high mountain lake in the world. The lake is located on the Altiplano high plateau, at the height of 3 812 meters above sea level. Lake Titicaca has formed as a result of active glacier melting. According to the approximate calculations at least 300 glacier flows flow into it. The maximum depth of the lake is 304 meters, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake on the earth. The Indians of the Ketschua tribe have named the lake. Literally one can translate the name from the original language as 'Steinpuma'.

Titicaca Lake, Peru-Bolivia To understand the meaning of this name, you have to look at the lake from the bird's perspective. Its outlines really remind you of the silhouette of the puma. Titicaca has been attracting numerous explorers and explorers for several years. Many tourists visit this area to enjoy the unique nature. The others are drawn from the mysterious legends about the Inkashatz. According to ancient legends, Inkas have hidden more than 2 tons of gold on the lake floor. Until now, the researchers have found no material confirmation of the beautiful legend.

The scientists have found that the lake was part of the ocean millions of years ago. In the course of the tectonic changes a part of the ocean was literally lifted to the height of 3 750 meters. This theory of the formation of the high mountain lake gives the new reasons for further archaeological research. In 2000 the divers discovered a part of the ancient stone wall and the pavement, as well as the parts of the sculptures and the huge stone terrace on the lake floor. According to the preliminary version, these elements belonged to the mythical Vanaku city. Next - Chungara Lake

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Nearest airports:
 »  El Alto International Airport LPB - in 144 km
 »  Chacalluta International Airport ARI - in 298 km
 »  Oruro Airport ORU - in 337 km
 »  Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport CUZ - in 378 km
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Best hotels near Titicaca Lake

Ecolodge La Estancia

Located in 26 km from Titicaca Lake
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Rooms: 15
Boasting lake and mountains views, rooms at La estancia Ecolodge have rustic furniture. All the rooms have heating and private bathrooms. A buffet … More: photo, rates and booking
Flores Del Lago Hostal

Located in 44 km from Titicaca Lake
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Rooms: 18
The rooms in Flores Del Lago Hostal feature a private bathroom and cable TV. Room service is provided. Flores Del Lago has a 24-hour front desk that … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Utama

Located in 45 km from Titicaca Lake
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Rooms: 10
The rooms in Hotel Utama feature cable TV. Superior rooms have lake views and sofas. Guests at Hotel Utama are offered free candy, fruits, water, … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Las Balsas

Located in 93 km from Titicaca Lake
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Rooms: 27
Built on the lakeside, Hotel Las Balsas has tastefully decorated rooms with cable TV and work desks. All rooms have private bathrooms with showers. … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Huacullani rift
88 km - Huacullani rift
In Peru, you can find Huacullani rift that was named as the nearby area. The fault is situated not far from the world known Lake Titicaca. Geologists were shocked when they knew about this 3 000-meter rift. The seismologic phenomenon that has happened there is quite …
La Rinconada
134 km - La Rinconada
One of the most extreme settlements in the world is in Peru. La Rinconada is situated in the Alps, at an altitude of 5 100 meters above sea level. This tiny town is the highest settlement in the world. It was founded by settlers, who were attracted to these remote …
Huaynaputina Volcano
182 km - Huaynaputina Volcano
Huaynaputina volcano that became known worldwide due to violent eruptions in the early 17th century, is in Peru. The eruption of Huaynaputina is officially considered the strongest in the history of South America. Its effects spread to more than 100 km from the …
North Yungas Road
193 km - North Yungas Road
The worldwide known Death road is in Bolivia. An incredibly difficult and dangerous route connects the city of La Paz and Coroico. It is a very narrow and full of sharp turns serpentine road that bears no resemblance to those mountain roads which can be seen in many …
Toquepala Mine
207 km - Toquepala Mine
The Toquepala copper mine, located in Peru, is also among the prominent man-made quarries on the planet. Its development started in 1960. Its depth has long exceeded 500 meters, the diameter of the crater is about 2500 meters. Originally, the mine was developed for …
Chungara Lake
268 km - Chungara Lake
In the wonderfully beautiful mountainous region, at the altitude of 4570 meters above sea level is located Chungara Lake. The size of the lake is relatively modest, its area is only 21.5q. Km, and the maximum depth is 33 meters. The lake is surrounded by snowy mountain … - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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