La Paz

Desaguadero River – La Paz

Desaguadero
Desaguadero

Recommendations

Wear light clothing for the day and sheltered for the night, comfortable shoes, lenses and Sun Hat, solar waterproof for rainy season and protective wrap.

Coordinates UTM N 8168146 – E 496368
Altitude 3820 m.a.s.l..
Temperature Min. 4.5 OC – Max. 15 OC

Description

Desaguadero River – La Paz

The Desaguadero River, It is the only tributary of Lake Titicaca, known in pre-Columbian times with names Aullagas or Chacamarca. Its waters are still a tour of 436 kilometers southward downloading its channel in Lake Poopo in Oruro Department. Aymaras and quechuas from the region populations assigned cosmological qualities similar to the Titikaka Lake. The flow is used for irrigation, hunting by an infinite number of communities as its course runs through practically all of the Highlands. Displays along the way numerous picturesque landscapes characterized by the presence of high Andean birds. Coastal communities still have the great cultural wealth of the Aymaras and the Urus, who lived in lake Poopó.

A legend about the origin relates to Thunupa, the Indian Messiah, preached in the hoya de Titicaca; the inhabitants of the Islands did not accept these sermons, for they were the focus of idolatry, so amarraron the Messiah on a raft of reeds by throwing in the waters of the Lake in the region of Wiñaymarca next to the water mirror. According to the legend continues, the winds drove the raft where he acquired an irregular speed that was considered a miracle, on the Lake were non-existent certain currents of the body of water that circulate as much speed. The huge force dragged the raft edges or buttress of the cordillera, causing the rupture of the coast, Thus emerging from their skirts, the Desaguadero River.

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