Abra Culipampa – 5,024m

Departamento de Arequipa, Peru


This 5,000m pass lies on the Arcata-Selene mine road in the north of the Departamento de Arequipa. We crossed it on our way from Antabamba to Cotahuasi, beginning the climb just below the small village of Huacullo and then passing through the even smaller village of Culipampa on the way to the top. From Culipampa to the pass the surface is fine, but on the other side it’s sandy. The scenery is good as there are some nice lakes and volcanoes around, but you’re unlikely to get the road to yourself as it is used by mine trucks.

Name of Pass Abra Culipampa
Where Between Culipampa (5kms) and Abra Huarcaya (18kms)
GPS Co-ords 14.7137 S, 72.5913 W
Altitude 5,024m
Amount climbed 390m (all on ripio) from Huacullo in 2 hours

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