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.

Putre at the Olympic Games 2010

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: February 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Putre and Parinacota “sponsors” of Vancouver Olympic Games.

“Terrace Lodge is very nice and comfortable, but small.  Where do I put the rest of the staff ?” Ingrid Bragemann, manager at Tantor Films, was in putre last November  in order to shoot a promo video for Bombardier, the sponsor of the Olympic Games 2010 in Canada.  The result is here.   Enjoy!

Save the Andean Cat.

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: January 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

A small contribution comes from Terrace Lodge. Since December 2009 we have decided to give a little help.  How?

  • Giving the tips received from our guests to The Andean Cat Alliance.
  • Asking our guests to refill their bottles of purified water instead of buying bottled mineral water.  Doing this way, the profit from the sales goes to the association, we limit the production of plastic bottles (which can not be recycled locally) and the guests save a little money.

Since Dec.2009 we collected CLP 29.200; in February 2010  CLP 21,900;  in March CLP 12,000 (of which 10,000 from a Belgian guest, Mr Verstraeten). Low season in May and June brought only CLP 3.000.  Better in July, CLP 12.000, of which CLP 10.000 from a generous Swiss guest: Cecilia Porchia.  Thanks Cecilia!  In August CLP 4,000.  In August: CLP 4,000.   In September: CLP 15,000 most of which donated by Sylvie and José, a couple from Quebec, Canada.

Image copyright: Jim Sanderson.  More on