Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: June 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm

NPR, National Public Radio in Washington, DC, USA,
about the Llareta (Azorella compacta) plant.


Canadian Olympic Games 2010

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: October 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm

video Bombardier

Bombardier, one of the sponsors, has chosen Parinacota for filming its promotional video.

Distance calculator

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: July 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

link chileaktiv

Have you ever wanted to know the distance between the Chilean cities?  The answer is yes, even if sometimes you had nightmares calculating it.

Now it is very simple to calculate the distances using the calculator available at (in english, german and spanish).

Now that you know the distance…. remember that in Putre there are not service stations, but you can buy fuel from local re-sellers (at higher price).


Who feeds who?

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: April 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

flavio y vizcacha










Flavio and vizcachas at Salar de Surire.  They both love carrots…

Biosphere Responsible Tourism

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: December 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Terrace Lodge has been awarded the “Biosphere Responsible Tourism” certification.

I.T.R. the “Biosphere Hotel” certificate.

It is a trap!

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: October 3, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Terrace Lodge, its owner and members of Alianza Gato Andino.

It is a trap connected to a camera: It is a camera trap.  Thanks to these camera traps we can see some of the rare and shy mammals that live here. Some members of Alianza Gato Andino (Andean Cat Alliance) have just left Terrace Lodge after four days spent in the area of Lauca Park.  Probably, right now, a puma or an Andean cat are attracted by the smell of the urine left in front of a camera trap. Some infrared sensors, activated at the passage of the animal, will trigger the camera.

It is not the first time that some camera traps are positioned by Alianza Gato Andino.  Some images are now in the “photos” page.  Under “Photosets” choose Andean Cat Alliance. The set includes the covers of two new books, “Field Guide To The Mammals Of Chile” and “Mamíferos de Chile”, written by biologist Agustin Iriarte Walton (far right in the photo).

Let’s wait a few weeks.  The results will be in our news.

Moonlight paintings.

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: July 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Another video taken by Bernd Pröschold around Putre.  The lack of a starry sky during that cloudy night has been rewarded by “moonlight paintings”.  The coloured peaks in the foreground are at about 4,800 meters above sea level.  The highest is at more than 5,000 masl.  In the background are the “Payachatas”: Parinacota (at right)  and Pomerape volcanoes. Photos and videos at


Starry nights around Putre

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: June 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Among the many photographers who came to Putre and stayed at Terrace Lodge there is one who is specialized in astrophotography: Bernd Pröschold.   He spent days and nights around Putre and the Lauca Park in order to take some incredible videos. 

After Bernd Proschold, a French photographer came  to shoot the landscapes by night: he is Stephane Guisard.  Watch his photos and videos at

If you are interested in astrophotography, please contact us and we will give you tips on where to take the best .

The good, dry season is usually from May till December.

Who were the artists?

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: April 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Who painted the caves around Putre?  And when?  To see these ancient paintings  is quite easy (at 90 minutes walking distance from the village) but to discover who painted them – and when –  is indeed a difficult task.   Thanks to a project realized by Andres Jimenez y Pedro Quevedo, a few weeks ago the archeo-anthropologist Marcela Sepulveda has been invited to report on some findings.  While it is not clear yet who painted the caves, it seems that she has some clues on when they did it:  they could be around 8,000 years old.

Some of them can be seen at Wilakawrani,  at about 6 kms from Putre.

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