Located in central Peru, Carretera Singa-Yunguilla is one of the most dangerous routes in the world. In many places this high mountain road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. It’s definitely not a “Sunday drive”.
The drive is part of the gravel Carretera 14A. It’s 126 km long with 60 hairpin turns. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. Your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the mountains spread out before you! They are terrible for drivers who are prone to vertigo.
The road links Singa (Huanuco region) and Yunguilla (Ancash region), climbing up to 3.874m above the sea level. It can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. One mistake and it's a free fall to your death. 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. Near the pass, oxygen is in short supply.
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