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
|Between Huancavelica (54km) and Santa Ines
|1,250m in 4 1/2 hours from Huancavelica
|13.076 S, 75.027 W
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