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The Licancabur Volcano

Licancabur – As seen from San Pedro de Atacama

This is the Licancabur volcano, visible from all over the town of San Pedro de Atacama. The volcano’s last eruption date is unknown however there are some interesting stories behind the history of this mountain. Part of the volcano lies in Bolivia and the summit lies in Chile. There is a crater lake at the top of the volcano and it is one of the highest lakes in the world!

Licancabur means Mountain of the People. I wonder why they call it that..


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5 Comments

  • can you go visit that lake? it would be amazing if you could…

    • Zara Says

      I don’t think “regular humans” can make it there… But there are plenty of beautiful things one can enjoy here in the region.
      You’ll see more as we keep posting! :)

      • Alissa Says

        Hi, I was wondering has this volcano had any known eruptions because I am looking everywhere and I cant figure out how many eruptions it ha shad or if it has had any HUGE eruptions.

        • Zara Says

          Hi Alissa,
          Sorry, but we don’t really know much about Licancabur.
          It’d probably be better if you contacted any local organizations in San Pedro de Atacama or around.
          Best of luck!

  • Alissa Says

    Hi! I am doing a school project and I was wondering if you knew how many eruptions Licancabur has had in its life time. I was also wondering if you could tell me any other interesting facts that would help improve my paper and help me learn just how intersecting this volcano is. THANKS!!!

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