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Pictures from the Atacama desert in Chile, Hito Cajón Pass (Portezuelo del Cajón), Bolivia border, Pampa Llalqui.

Atacama desert - road to Pampa Llalqui, Chile.
Atacama desert - road to Pampa Llalqui from El Tatio in Chile.                                                                                   © Michel Hammann

The Atacama desert is an arid high plateau in northern Chile. San Pedro de Atacama is located at an altitude of 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) above sea level. Tours can take you to altitudes of 4,500 meters (14,763 feet) and more (a period of acclimatization is required), with some volcanos and peaks at more than 5,000 m above mean sea level.

Hito Cajón Pass in Atacama desert, Chile
Hito Cajón Pass, also known as Portezuelo del Cajón, in Atacama desert, northern Chile.                                         © Michel Hammann

Hito Cajón Pass is a mountain pass situated at the foot of the 5916m (19,423 ft) high Licancabur volcano on the border with Bolivia

Atacama desert in Chile: border with Bolivia
Atacama desert in Chile: border with Bolivia.                                                                                                           © Michel Hammann



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