Papallacta, a small village at the imposing and breath-taking altitude of 3,300 meters (roughly 10,800 feet), is known for its volcanic hot springs and both low-key hostels and a thermal resort, the Termas Papallacta, that offer pools of the mineral-rich water for bathing and foot-soothing after a long day's trek. The Termas is the largest and most popular area to bathe and has several different pools of varying temperatures (locals say come in the morning, when the water is freshest). Fresh caught boiled trout are a local favorite and the volcanically rich area is also known for its mammalian life: including a wide variety of opossums, weasels, and the elusive pampas cat.
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