Abra Tucuccasa

Abra Tucuccasa

Abra Tucuccasa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.496m (14,750ft) above the sea level, located in the region Ayacucho of Peru.

The road to the summit, located within the Andes mountain range, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Open to all motorized vehicles, however, recommended for 4-wheel drive vehicles. Near the summit, oxygen is in short supply, that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. The climb up from the Rio Pampas is pretty tough – the gradients are often steep and the surface is often little more than stony farm track.

 

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