Abra Llamaorgo – 4,700m

This is a lovely climb near Huancavelica. Coming from the north, and Viñas, it begins up a green gorge which has many short, very steep climbs, before flattening out and passing lakes as the road climbs through puna to the pass. The descent to Huancavelica is fast and beautiful.

Into thick air

Name of Pass Abra Llamaorgo
Where Between Viñas (24km) and Huancavelica (24km)
GPS Co-ords 12.743 S, 75.127 W
Altitude 4,700m
Amount climbed 1,150m (all on ripio) in 3 hours from Viñas