Dozing Volcano

Parinacota volcano, Lauca national park, Chile

Parinacota is a potentially active volcano, with its highest point reaching 6 240 metres. It is located in the heart of the Andes near the border between Bolivia and Chile. With its neighbour Pomerape, it forms the Nevados de Payachatas, named after Ancient gods revered by Altiplano residents.


Parasitic cones, petrified lava, lakes filling gaps carved by previous flows, and fertile land – these all testify to the fact that landscapes are marked by the traces of past volcanic activity.