As this area is beyond the forest limit there are no normal trees.
The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era. The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is 1.7 to 1.8 m tall at the top of the head, and can weigh between 130 and 200 kg.
Llamas are very social animals and live with other llamas as a herd. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and lanolin-free. Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, they can carry about 25 to 30% of their body weight for 8 to 13 km.
Uyuni is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. There is little agriculture in the area because water supplies are scarce and somewhat saline. It serves as a gateway for tourists visiting the world’s largest salt flat, the Uyuni salt flat. Each year the town receives approximately 60,000 visitors from around the world.
Founded in 1890 as a trading post, the town has a population of 10,460. The town has an extensive street-market. It lies at the edge of an extensive plain at an elevation of 3,700 m above sea level,
We hire a Jeep (4 wheel drive car) here and head for a small village of Colchani, Salar de Uyuni.