Drive across the Abra Chonta pass

Abra Chonta is a high mountain pass located in the central Peruvian department of Huancavelica, at an elevation of 4.875m (15,994ft) above the sea level.

Abra Chonta

The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall. It’s one of the easiest climbs in the Andes if you’re coming from the town of Huancavelica – 54km of 2-3% gradients and all on tarmac. If you turn east at the junction at the top and continue climbing it’s only 3.5km to Abra Huayraccasa, which is at nearly 5,000m. 

The road to the summit is called HV115. The pass is 63.4km (39 miles) long, running west-east from Road 28D towards Lircay. As always, check road conditions before departing.