Driving the international Chungara-Tambo Quemado Pass

Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.687m (15,377ft) above sea level located on the border of Chile and Bolivia. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Chungara-Tambo Quemado Pass

Where is Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado?

The pass is located on the border between Region XV, in Chile and Departamento de Oruro, in Bolivia. It's one of the principal Chile-Bolivia passes in the central Andes as it connects the Bolivian city of La Paz with its nearest seaport Arica, the capital of the northernmost region of Chile.

Is Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado paved?

The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Ruta Nacional 4 (in Bolivia) and Carretera Internacional CH 11 (in Chile). The road is heavily used by trucks.

Is Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado open?

Set high in the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes, this road is usually open all year round.

How long is Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado?

With transit enabled for all types of vehicles, the pass is 157 km (97.5 miles) long running from Curahuara de Carangas (in Oruro Department, Sajama Province in Bolivia) to Putre (the capital of the Parinacota Province in the Arica-Parinacota Region of Chile).