After spending two days at the Bolivian Side of Lake Titicaca at Copacabana I decided to go to the Peruvian side to the town of Puno.
Before I heard that that Bolivian side of the lake should be nicer, but as it was raining most of the time and I got the worst accomodation ever (windy, cold and water coming in the room), I wanted to leave that place as soon as possible.
Fortunately that was over after one hour and we moved on to the Islas Taquilas, which were three hours away by boat. Already hungry we hiked up on top of the island through the famous Inca terraces. One tradition of that island is that there are only men who are knitting. For women it‘s not allowed. After lunch we went down the other side of the island to get back to our boat. In the late afternoon we arrived in Puno.
The next morning I walked around in town and after hiking up a small hill, I got some headache and breathing wasn‘t that easy anymore. With those problems caused by the altitude of almost 4000m I was glad, that I could leave that place. Around lunchtime I took a taxi to the bus terminal and jumped on my bus to Arequipa with hopefully warmer weather and back to some lower altitude.
5 thoughts on “Lake Titicaca – the highest navigable lake in the world”
Der Fotobattarat hat die Höhe a ned so gut vertragen, oder warum san auf amoi die Fotos so dunkel- oder ist das gar meine verschobene Optik am Tag der RobottiRobotti?
jo, do hot er recht, da bua…
woan eh nur titicaca und arequipa bissl dunkler. des kummt vom fotobearbeiten in der sonn, wonn ma ned gscheid siagt 😀
du hast aber a recht- lieber sonne und umfeld geniessen wia in irgendan monitor schaun! die kopffotos san eh die besten!
Gorgeous photos. Tell me though, because I keep on wondering, is there a non-navigable lake on Earth that is even higher than Titicaca?
google says, there are some. highest lake at 6400m, most of them in the Himalaya…