Atacama desert (Chile and Bolivia) - August 2005
Welcome to Mars
Not a real trek this time, as the long distances done with 4x4 vehicles to reach the different places of interest of the area let you do only a few nice walks (all the same, with the Mt Licancabur ascent as an option). This is the price to pay to visit a desert, which is not only one of the most arid of the planet, but also one of the most unexpected. During hundreds of miles, every mountain is a volcano and the colors of the matter coming from the centre of the earth are amazing. You may believe you are on another planet.
Check out the photos of the trek on Flickr, to download the images in their original size and see on a map the places where they were taken.
The trek map in Google Maps.