Abra Tucuccasa – 4,496m

This long climb up from the Rio Pampas is reasonably tough – the gradients are often steep and the surface is often little more than stony farm track. There are great views of the deep Rio Pampas valley as you climb up above Vilcanchos.

Late light on the way to Chuschi

Name of Pass Abra Tucuccasa
Where Between Vilcanchos (30km) and Chuschi (50km)
GPS Co-ords 13.506 S, 74.497 W
Altitude 4,496m
Amount climbed 1,650m (all on ripio) in 4 1/2 hours from Vilcanchos