Abra Ritipata – 4,947m

This is a wonderful pass. No traffic, a good surface, and if coming from the north, an incredible switchback descent to Paras and the Rio Pampas.

The descent from Abra Ritipata

Name of Pass Abra Ritipata
Where Between paved Pisco-Ayacucho Libertadores highway (16km) and Paras (36km)
GPS Co-ords 13.429 S, 74.674 W
Altitude 4,947m
Amount climbed 620m (all on ripio) in 1h45 from the paving