At the crossroads of the mighty Andes and Perú´s windswept altiplano (Andean plateau) grasslands, fertile Lake Titicaca was a cradle for Perú´s ancient civilizations. Today the department of Puno, focused on magnificent Lake Titicaca, is a stronghold of rural Peruvian life. You can amble around peaceful lakeside communities where Aymara and quechua are still first languages,

Puno: 3,827 m.s.n.m.

Climate: Highland

Average Temperature: January 8° C to 14°C, July 4° to 10°C