Lauca National Park
Starting from Putre, I begin several days of an expedition in the high mountains of northern Chile. I will pass through several parks and salars (salt flat) in the heart of the Andes Mountains. It is a very remote area with almost no services.
I planned a specific route and I can deviate from it; otherwise I run the risk of running out of fuel in the middle of nowhere. There are cars passing from time to time, but it can take a long time to get a bit of fuel. In addition, on a motorbike, the quantity of food and water I carry is limited to 4-5 days.
The first day, I made a loop and I came back to Putre for a night. The idea is to see more of the park, and to be able to resupply before heading south.
The hot spring of Churiguaya is a greatly enjoyable surprise. This hot water source, at an altitude of around 4200 metres, is at a perfect temperature.
When I got there, two cyclists were about to leave the site after a good bath. After talking with them for some time, I took a most relaxing bath. The two cyclists had already left, so I allowed myself to be comfortable in the pool...
Nobody around, I am in my birthday suit...