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Ticlio Pass (also called Abra Anticona) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 15,807 ft (4,818 m) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Central of the Peruvian Andes. The pass is said to be, incorrectly, the highest paved road in South America and it's traversed by paved Carretera Central Ruta 22, between Lima and La Oroya

The surface of the road is paved, and chains or snow tyres can be required throughout the year.  Potentially you’ll be dodging giant boulders falling from above, but the view at the end of the paved road is worth nearly dying for. The pass lies at km 171 just on the Pacific side of the Andes watershed, in the Morococha District in the Yauli Province of Peru. 

This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. This hairy drive sweeps through the Andes and has prayer-inducing bends, suicidal wild lamas darting out of the scenery and mountains prone to landslides. 

 

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