Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado

Tambo Quemado Pass, one of the highest roads of Chile

Chungara-Tambo Quemado is a high mountain pass through the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes along the border between Chile and Bolivia, at an elevation of 4.687m (15,377ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Chile.

This road is usually open all year. It's one of the principal Chile-Bolivia passes in the central Andes as it connects La Paz with its nearest seaport Arica. This route covers the 500 kilometers (310 miles) that separate the Bolivian city of La Paz and Arica, the capital of the northernmost region of Chile. With transit enabled for all types of vehicles and located at 4,687 meters, it is the starting point of Route 11, which passes through Lauca National Park.  

The road over the pass is heavily used by trucks. The pass is the border between Region XV, Chile and Departamento de Oruro, Bolivia-The surface of the road is asphalted. 

 

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