Carretera Chagual-El Pallar

Chagual-El Pallar Road

Located in La Libertad Region, Carretera Chagual-El Pallar is a very dangerous high mountain road.

The road is 104 km long. It links the towns of Chagual and El Pallar. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs. The surface of the road is gravel. 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 journey, part of the 10C road, is very steep, with hundreds of turns. Its highest elevation is 3.900m above the sea level. 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. 


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.