Peru's Abra Azuca: A High-Altitude Challenge on a 25km Road Above 4,900m

Abra Azuca is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.190m (17,027ft) above the sea level, located in Peru in Departamento de Apurimac, on the boundary of Cusco and Apurimac regions. It's one of the highest roads of Peru.

Abra Azuca

How long is Abra Azuca?

Set high in the Wansu montain range of the Andes, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s 25.1 km (15.59 miles) long, running west-east from Abra Culipampa to the summit. The scenery is absolutely beautiful.

Is Abra Azuca difficult?

The condition of the road surface is generally satisfactory -used by mining trucks-, and the inclines are mostly mild, save for a few sections. However, it's critical to ensure proper acclimatization before attempting this climb. This pass is known as one of the highest road passes in South America.
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