Putre is the best place to
acclimatize before going up to Lauca National Park and the altiplano, which is 1,000 meters higher
than the town.
Enjoy hiking Putre's extensive trail system,
with excellent birding for northern Chile species just a
few blocks from the village. We have at least 6 species of cacti and
many native plant habitats within easy walking distance. Climbing the
Nevados de Putre that guard the village is good practice for those
aspiring to climb the higher altiplano volcanos like Parinacota and
Thermal baths are about 11
km by road and closer by trail. Putre has a clinic for health emergencies. There are
minimarkets, pubs, and restaurants. In addition we have 2 internet cafes and shops for purchasing
Andean weavings and crafts.