This pass is on the virtually-unused road from Chicha (on the Ayacucho/Apurimac border) to Sañayca (just off the Nazca-Abancay highway). The scenery is all escarpments and plateaus in this area. From Chicha, getting up to the plateau at 3750m is a bit of effort, but from there it’s an easy climb to the pass. The top may well be below 4000m, but our GPS gave it as being just above that mark.
|Name of Pass
|Between Chicha (20km) and Sañayca (17km)
|14.047 S, 73.752 W
|700m (all ripio) in 2 hours from Chicha