Queñua Forest


The foothills flanking Volcán Sajama are covered with the world’s highest forest, consisting of dwarf queñua trees, an endemic and ancient altiplano species. While technically a forest, it’s a little underwhelming – the ‘trees’ look more like little bushes.

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1. Parque Nacional Sajama

4.55 MILES

With expansive high-plains views, rare wildlife (including flamingos and graceful vicuña), geyser fields, hot springs, the world's highest forest, and…

2. Geysers

4.67 MILES

About 7km (1½ hours on foot) due west of Sajama is an interesting spouting geyser field. It makes for a great hike from Sajama. Take the road downhill…

3. Laguna Huañakota

6.11 MILES

Flamingos can often be spotted on Laguna Huañakota, about 12km north of Sajama village. It's a pleasant hike here along the road from Sajama, though the…