Abra Suijo-Laguna Suyoc

Abra Suijo-Laguna Suyoc

Abra Suijo, also known as Abra Suyoc, is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.706m (15,439ft) above the sea level, located in central Peru.

The road to the summit is called Carretera 120. This is a maintained road where a high clearance 2WD vehicle is able to travel safely at low speeds on long dry straight-of-ways, without losing control due to wash boarding, ruts, or dips. The road includes several river crossing. This is a short, but very tough climb in a wonderfully remote area of central Peru. There are views of snowy peaks to the east. Near the summit there are some lakes. 4x4 recommended. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. 

 

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