Trekking Around Lake Titicaca – A Great Activity To Try

A large body of water

Lake Titicaca altitude is around 6500 m above sea level. It is also known as Lake Titicaca and is in the research center of Peru. It is located on the borders of Bolivia and Peru. It is known for its spectacular views that cannot be seen anywhere else in South America. It is also one of the highest navigable bodies of water in South America and the second largest lake in the world.

An Overview

A woman sitting on a boat in a body of water

It is said to be the birthplace of the Incas. It is home to many ruins and is also famous for its crystal clear waters and serenely beautiful settings. Over it lies Titicaca National Park, sheltering rare resident aquatic wildlife including giant frogs. Along with this park are also the Volcanoes of Chinchero.

The weather in this area is cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius (which is a comfortable temperature to bathe in). There is very little rainfall. Summers are hot and dry. Spring is when most visitors visit the area. There is plenty of fishing available and tourists can enjoy a wide variety of aquatic life. Sometimes, as high as a 910m altitude, you will see green turtles, rainbow fish, and other crustaceans at the shallow parts of the lake.

Access to the main tourist areas is by road. Boat and hike up the elevations at your own pace. It is high enough that you can also enjoy a full picnic in the shade of trees or enjoy the sun by the lake side. If you are not keen on swimming in a lake that has such high altitude, there is always the option of taking a cable car or hot air balloon.

Great Feel 

A harbor filled with lots of small boats in a body of water

Lake Titicaca is known for being a top draw for foreign divers from all over the world. The water is rich in oxygen, which is vital to humans, since it is needed to breathe. When you get close to the water, you may even smell fish. This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and breath in the fresh air.

You can hike to the top – it takes about four hours if you are going up to the tenths of an altitude. There is a restaurant at the top that offers a full service buffet breakfast daily and afternoon. Otherwise, there are several campsites available where you can stay for the night and cook your own meals – though it is important to make sure that you do not eat too much. If you are hiking up to a high altitude, try to get to a place where you can stay overnight – at a hotel or at a campsite.

Enjoy Rafting 

If you are looking for more of a challenge, try white water rafting. This will take you to a height of around twenty-five meters – higher than the usual ten meter drop off that happens at Lake Titicaca. At this high altitude, you will have to use a life jacket that is highly flammable. It is also important to wear goggles and earplugs to avoid getting stung by insect bites. You can expect to be in good hands with guides who are experienced high altitude trekkers. On the other hand, if you just want to try it out for yourself, you can rent a guide service.


If you are looking to book your trip on an African vacation, you should keep in mind that you have many options. You can choose to stay at a hotel and use the local transport, or you can go on a tour of the area. Both are equally exciting and will give you a chance to view some of the beautiful scenery that is characteristic of Lake Titicaca. You can see why it is called the ‘water of the heavens’.

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