Inching down 'death road' near La Paz, Bolivia. (From the wonderful Pinterest board, "Latinoamerico.') Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk, author of "Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu," short stories about Inca life today, In Bolivia, the country next to Peru--across the large Lake Titicaca--you can also see the dramatic challenges of living in the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains.
Lake Titicaca and the Isla Uros, Puno, Peru. A Travel blog from See Her Travel
Lake Titicaca, Peru Lake Titicaca is traditionally a sacred place in Incan history. It is a beautiful lake at an elevation of 3800 meters high. It's close to other attractions, such as Macchu Picchu and the town of Cusco. Lake Titicaca is a good place to camp and backpack, and is a natural border between Peru and Bolivia. The average depth of the lake is about 350, which is really deep, and is 118 miles long, and 50 miles wide.