Altiplano stream

The much lusher and higher vegetation reveals a constant source of fresh water from one of the many springs. Even though it flows most of the year it’s not flowing over the banks, so the salts are washed away only a very short distance from the stream.

I met one of the local farmers by this stream, as he was filling his 3 large bottles with the water from the largest pool. According to him this water was an elixir of life. He said he was coming here every day to replenish his drinking water as he believed it kept him healthy.

Altitude: 3669 metres.


Last updated on 27 June 2024