Road trip guide: Conquering Nevado Huayracancha

Nevado Huayracancha is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.045m (16,551ft) above the sea level, located on the border between Lima and Junin regions of Peru. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Nevado Huayracancha

Set high in the Cordillera Central in the Andes of Peru, the road to the summit, also known as Wayrakancha, is mostly unpaved but navigable by all passenger vehicles in good weather. The road is heavily used by mining trucks and coaches.

The pass is 28.7km (17.83 miles) long, running west-east from Casapalca to Victoria. It features steep sections, hitting a 33% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The drive offers stunning views of Pumatared and Pumacocha lagoons.
Pic: david jayo