Laccopata Pass: Ultimate 4wd destination

Abra Laccopata is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.206m (17,080ft) above the sea level, located in Cusco department, in southeastern Peru. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Laccopata Pass

Set high in Cordillera de Vilnacota mountain range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved among snowy peaks. It’s a dirt road winding through sandy dunes and runs south-north from Phinay (on CU-125 road) towards CU-1406 road. Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor.
4x4 vehicle recommended. The pass road is very steep. It’s 37.5km long with a 5.8% of average gradient. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
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