Train Uyuni cemetery – Potosi – Bolivia


Knowing the entire environment is an unforgettable activity since it has unique landscapes, However found at high altitudes between 3600 up to 5000 height Mt, away from cities , with limited services and difficult paths, It is necessary to consider the following recommendations.

The kind of places they should take the following:

– Sunscreen
– Small cut tickets
– Sleeping bag
– Personal first aid kit
– Sunglasses
– Trouses long
– T-shirts long sleeves
– Warm clothes
– Gloves
– Flashlight
– Cream for lips
– Cream for hands and face
– Wool Hat
– Torque Cap Sun
– Scarf
– Hiking boots

Note.- Take care of your backpacks and always attentive to anything.

Altitude 4000 – 5000 masl
Temperature Min. -10 C – Max. 20 C


Train Uyuni cemetery – Potosi – Bolivia

Uyuni is a town in the municipality of the same name in the southwest of Bolivia. It is also the capital of the province of Antonio Quijarro, with a population of 30,000 inhabitants estimated for the year 2012.1 and 55.327 throughout the municipality. The city is served by the newly opened airport jewel Andean. The 2016, It will be part of the route of the Dakar Rally.

The origin of the name is somewhat dark, Some claim that it would originate from the aymara voice “Uyu”, giving to understand a point of concentration, the completion “NI” means place, so United the two words would be translated as “place of concentration”, as well as the KantutaNi area of the city of La Paz, which means that before in that place there were kantutas, or is, “Place of Kantutas”. This is the closest version of the origin of the name.

The municipality of Uyuni in Antonio Quijarro province in the Department of Potosi, It is geographically located between the Meridian 66 ° 15´ 67 ° 15´ of West longitude and 19 th 20´ to 21 ° latitude Sud 00´. The municipal seat, the city of Uyuni, is 52´ 66 ° of West longitude and 20 ° latitude Sud 18´.

The territory of the municipality of Uyuni is located at an altitude that ranges between 3.665 and 5.000 masl.
Uyuni is the gateway to the great Uyuni salt flats, the gaps in colors, the geysers, to the stone tree, “The reserve of Andean Fauna Eduardo Avaroa” and all the wonders of the Southwest; the train cemetery where are locomotives at the end of the 19th century is located on the outskirts of the city. It also has the Museum of the southern Andes, which displays objects from the region of South West of Bolivia (remains of a Megatherium, utensils and mummies of the chullpas, etc).

Will be soon completed the Railway Museum and interpretation centre.

In the town of Uyuni the physiographic characteristics of the Plateau can be differentiated in the following three units:

The mountains, comprising all terrain formations of the cordillera de los Frailes, of which there are dismemberment foothills and isolated in the form of hills systems, also, they are rocky outcrops, These surfaces have a relief of abrupt to strongly inclined, sparse vegetation, the soils are shallow.

The colluvium, caused by processes of glaciation occur on the slopes of the mountains, foothills, hills or other geological formations. Are characterized by high slopes with slopes ranging between the 25 and the 45 degrees, be found on the 3.750 and the 4.200 masl, the lower slopes are located in the hills with slopes below the 25 degrees and are among the 3.700 and the 3.850 masl.

The alluvial plains, that it originated from the Quaternary period alluvial processes. In the region there are two River formations that are: the plains located as a high alluvial terrace which has a flat relief to slightly wavy, Sandy Frank, deep soils to moderately deep, with an incipient development of soils; and, the low alluvial terraces formed in the endorheic basin of Salar de Uyuni are areas with high salinity and unproductive from the point of view of the vegetation.



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