Thursday, 20 February 2014

Milky Way over Lake Titicaca, Peru

Milky Way, Lake Titicaca

Largest lake in SouthAmerica in terms of volume.
Highest navigable lake in the world
It is Located at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet of 3,810 meters above sea level.
It covers an area of 8,300 sq km or 3,240 sq miles.
It extends for 190 km or 118 miles in length and 80 km or 49 miles in width.
It has a maximum depth of 284m or 931feet with the average being 106m or 350 feet.

Lake Titicaca is located on the south eastern part of Peru and on the western part ofBolivia, not far from its capital La Paz.  
It is the highest navigable lake in the world. In the nights it is very cold, while during the days, sometimes the weather is hot. We recommend visiting it anytime, except between June and August, when it is the coldest. 

Another great website that you might like to visit is Adventures in South America, which has an article about Lake Titicaca.

 Lake Titicaca, a landlocked lake straddled across the border of Peru and Bolivia, is widely renowned for its beauty, history, legends, and the height at which it is situated (3,810 m above sea level). Perched on the Andes Mountains, this South American lake is known around the world for being navigable even at such a height. Spread across 8,300 square kilometers and on average 107 kilometers deep, it is the largest in terms of volume. It is fed by a number of tributaries and nearby rivers. In addition, the lake is dotted with about 41 islands, many of which are inhabited by people who have been living here since ages.

Lake Titicaca has developed a reputation as one of South America's top tourist attractions thanks to its riveting beauty and intriguing local culture. Haven to backpackers and eco-tourists, the mysterious waters of Lake Titicaca possess a certain allure that is hard to pinpoint but undeniably exists. There's plenty to see and do around the shores and islands of this world-renowned body of water, so come prepared for an unforgettable experience.


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