Abra Rapaz – 4,937m

This is an excellent pass near Oyon. Initially there is mine traffic, but soon you climb high above this and loop round the Queñuales mine. The descent to Rapaz and then down a quebrada to the thermals at Huancahuasi is spectacular.

A typical Peruvian road

Name of Pass Abra Rapaz
Where Between Oyon (28km) and Rapaz (14km)
GPS Co-ords 10.814 S, 76.702 W
Altitude 4,937m
Amount climbed 1,450m (all on ripio) in 4 hours from Oyon