Pelechuco Pass

Pelechuco Pass: a winding road only for experienced drivers

Paso Pelechuco is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.863m (15,954ft) above the sea level, located in the La Paz Department in Bolivia, near the Peruvian border. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

The road to the summit is unpaved and dangerous. 4x4 vehicle recommended. If you're afraid of heights, it's probably best to keep your eyes forward. The drive is very scenic traversing picturesque villages with their small thatched roof huts. The road is usually impassable in winters. Be careful: one mistake can have consequences. The pass sits close to the K'iski Quta glacial lake.

Nestled in the heart of the Cordillera Apolobamba in the Andes, within the Ulla Ulla National Fauna Reserve, the road runs between glittering glacial peaks following  an ancient Inca trail. The route is dangerous. Not recommended to newbies. Along the way you’ll have to deal with some dangerous dropoffs.
Pic&video: André Luís Pereira

 

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