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San Pedro de Quemes – Potosi

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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

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San Pedro de Quemes – Potosi

The Center village San Pedro de Quemes, It is a municipality in Bolivia Nor Lipez of the Department of Potosi province. You can reach the town by means of a non-asphalted road, from Uyuni (189 km).

Inclined with little steep terrain, with soft sinuous ripples in its lower part becomes almost plain. Is located at 3,690 masl.

The main economic activity is agriculture and the breeding of camels (flames). As secondary activity dealing with tourism, There are some simple hostels.

The quality of homes in San Pedro de Quemes is regular. Most of its homes are built of adobe and have a distribution of environments with regular functionality, having a patio in the central part. The bathroom and kitchen are usually outside the Home module. Building materials used in public housing, they are in order of increased use: Foundations and plinth are stone and mud, with a low percentage den cyclopean concrete and masonry in dry, its ceilings are calamine and a few straw, you have plaster interior of Earth and a low percentage of plaster, the outer plaster with mud and lime/cement. In the accommodation buildings are of stone or brick. Calamine and straw covers. Interior plaster with plaster and cement. Exterior plaster with mud and lime/cement.

The main tourist attractions of the town and surrounding area are:

People burned: In 1879, in the war of the Pacific, the Chilean military invaded Bolivia, entering through what today are the cantons of Pajancha and Kana (or cane) of the municipality of San Pedro de Quemes. Arriving at the village of San Pedro the military burned all the houses doing the poblacionque survived the tragedy moved to a corner of the municipality, in what today is called Ikala (or Icala). After several years, due to the lack of water in Ikala, the population decided to return to the town of San Pedro to rebuild homes, then they decided to change the name of the town of San Pedro de Quemes, located on the same hillside that the ancient people.
Ikala: The village of Ikala is currently uninhabited. Here the survivors of the RAID of the Chilean military took refuge in 1879. Currently a church is preserved in the village of Ikala. Ikala stands to 7 km of San Pedro de Quemes.

Kuntur Q ’ ichana: It is a stream where you can go hiking. The name, in quechua, It tells us that in the past there was presence of condors (vultur gryphus), but currently (2010) their sighting is difficult. Kuntur Q ’ ichana stands to 8 km of San Pedro de Quemes.

Chulpas Tuk ’ uta: The chulpas are located on top of a hill offering a panoramic view of the town of San Pedro de Quemes, and saline lands. The chulpas are in good state of conservation. The chulpas are to 14.6 km of San Pedro de Quemes.

Cave paintings and petroglyphs of Jawincha: The rock paintings of Jawincha (or Jaguincha) they are located in the walls of a plateau near the pleasant stay out name, to 22 km of San Pedro de Quemes. The paintings depict stylized animals and men. There are also, figures recorded in rock, whose meaning has not been deciphered yet.

Paintings of Hunohuaic ’ or: The rock paintings of Hunohuaic ’ or are located in the walls of a plateau near the pleasant stay out name, to 22 km of San Pedro de Quemes. The paintings represent three stylized men's large (1.40 m).

Chulpas Plancita: The chulpas Planchita are a set of ancient dwellings of small stone, that you have the caracterisrica to be lower to the ground level. You can see small corridors between the houses. The height at which the chulpas or fortin are allows to observe the surroundings of the salar and other hills.

Centro poblado Pelcoya: Is located at 40 km of San Pedro de Quemes. It is a typical small village, located on the slope of a hill. The houses are made of adobe with thatched roofs. The plaza retains a traditional church in colonial estili. Square estaornada kiswaeras plants.

Holy cave: It is located in a Gorge in the vicinity of the town Pelcoya. The Creek is a small river and planted on the slopes. The name comes from a painting that is located on one of the slopes of the Gorge walls and represents a cross and a calice in colors respectively yellow and Red.
Town River Ladislao Cabrera: Cabrera is a small town where the two families live. next to dwellings, There are also accommodation is a trout hatchery. Various stone tools such as arrows and cutters objects were found in the area. Is located at 33 km of San Pedro de Quemes.

Rock soldiers: The name is due to the shape of the rocks of volcanic origin, It is found over a vast area, all in the same position. Is located at 10.5 km of San Pedro de Quemes.

Four lakes: Cañapa, Smelly, Honda, Ramaditas: The four lakes in the canton Pelcoya presmta a spectacular landscape rich with a rich fauna present in the area. Flamingos have been observed among others, one of the genus Phoenicopterus and two of the genus Phoenicoparrus, Suris (Pterocnemia pennata), several species of ducks and foxes ( Pseudalopex culpaeus). The gaps are between 4,118 and 4,142 masl. To get it set Avaroa, the 4 Lakes are approximately 148 km from San Pedro de Quemes.

Irruputuncu volcano: It is a volcano in the category “estratovolcanico”, or be composed of multiple layers of hardened lava, tephra and volcanic ash. These volcanoes are characterized by a steep profile and periodic and explosive eruptions. Lava flowing from its interior is highly viscous, It cools down and hardens until you can go far. The source magma of this mountain is classified as acid, or high in Silicon, with the presence of rhyolite, Dacite and andesite. He is currently an active volcano. There are fumaroles with high sulphur content, they are perceived by the strong smell emanating. Access: From San Pedro de Quemes it runs 54 km up to the milestone 60. From the milestone 60 until the volcano are 20 km.

Chigua and Chaca: They are two plateaus from one 35 m above the surrounding terrain. Appropriate place for walks, located to 67 km of San Pedro de Quemes.

Olca volcano hot springs: The hot springs of the volcano Olca are large pools of hot water with approximately 1 – 1.5 m depth. They are located near the road on a wide plain of marshes and saline lands.

Hot Pocito: Pocito hot as the name implies is a pool of warm waters to be able to bathe. It is a natural pond without infrastructure between tholares.

Centro poblado Pajancha: The town Pajancha is a small village which preserved houses and typical structures (Adobe and straw). The phenomenon of migration is currently very strong, but some families are working to the revaluation of the people through tourism and the potentials that exist in the area such as the amount of flora and fauna that circulates in the area so much that they want to promote the realization of a zone of nature reserve.

Behind hot springs: Behind hot springs are part of the category "natural sites, Groundwater". They are thermal waters with plenty of hot water. The pond is located in the Gorge of the river, so is naturally protected. The site is completely isolated and immersed in nature.

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