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Spectacular asphalted high mountain road, between Chivay and Arequipa, in the Colca valley, Caylloma province in the Arequipa region, Peru. The road climbs a nameless pass summit at an elevation of 4,910 meters / 16,110 ft above the sea level.

This altitude confirms this pass is higher than Ticlio-Pass. The road has a length of 141km.From Chivay, a road heads northeast to Tuti, where there is a small handicrafts shop, and Sibayo, with a pensión and grocery store. A long circuit back to Arequipa heads south from Sibayo, passing through Puente Callalli (where Arequipa buses can sometimes be caught for Cuzco), Chullo and Sumbay. 

 

The road still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. This is a little-travelled road, but the views of fine landscapes with vicuña, llamas, alpacas and Andean duck are superb. Don’t forget your camera!

 

 

Another road from Sibayo goes northwest, following the northern side of the Colca mountain range to Cailloma, Orcopampa and Andagua. Water from the Colca river has been diverted through a series of tunnels and canals to the desert between Repartición and Camaná, to irrigate the Majes pampa.

 

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