Abra Huacullo

Abra Huacullo

Abra Huacullo is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.016m (16,456 ft) above the sea level, located in the Apurímac region of Peru. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru.

The road over the pass, located in the Wansu mountain range of the Andes, is gravel. There are some sandy sections and the road includes some hairpin turns, pretty dangerous. It’s very steep and the surface is often really bad. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. The unpaved sections of the road can be impassable when wet. The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. A few mine vehicles use this road.
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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.