Paso internacional Pichachén

Pichachén Pass is a border pass road in the Andes

Paso Internacional Pichachén is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.063m (6,768ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Argentina and Chile.

Where is Pichachén Pass?

Set high in the Andes mountains, the pass links the Biobío Region of Chile and the Neuquén Province of southwestern Argentina.

Is the road to Pichachén Pass open?

The road to the summit, also known as Cajon del Pichachen or Boquete de Antuco, is totally unpaved. It’s called Ruta CH-5 (in Chile) and Ruta Provincial 6 (in Argentina). The road is usually closed in winters due its poor maintenance. The air dryness and the oscillation of temperatures that takes place during the day and night is one of the features of this area. Day is warm by direct sun and nights are extremely cold.

How long is Pichachén Pass?

The pass is 180 km (111 miles) long running west-east from Canteras (in Chile) to El Cholar (in Argentina).



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