Abra Alpamarca – 4,711m

This pass is the high point on the road from Huayllay to Tanta. Much of this route is used by mine trucks, as there are a number of large mines in the area, though near the pass there is no traffic at all. The scenery is excellent.

A chilly morning descending from Punta Fierro Cruz

Name of Pass Abra Alpamarca
Where Between Huayllay and Yantac (10km)
GPS Co-ords 11.270 S, 76.445 W
Altitude 4,711m
Amount climbed 250m (all on ripio) in 1 1/2 hours from where we joined PE20A at the junction with the Chungar road