This pass is in the central Peruvian department of Huancavelica. It’s one of the easiest climbs we know of in the Andes if you’re coming from the town of Huancavelica – 54km of 2-3% gradients and all on tarmac. If you turn east at the junction at the top and continue climbing it’s only 3.5km to Abra Huayraccasa, which is at nearly 5,000m.
|Name of Pass||Abra Chonta|
|Where||Between Huancavelica (54km) and Santa Ines|
|Climb||1,250m in 4 1/2 hours from Huancavelica|
|GPS Co-ords||13.076 S, 75.027 W|
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