Paso Carhuapata – 4,752m

This pass is the highest point on the road from Lircay to Licapa. However, at the top is a junction to Mina Esperanza, and we reached the pass via this route. From the mine the surface was very muddy as it was the start of the rainy season. Earlier on we suspect it’s fine.

Climbing above Mina Esperanza

Name of Pass Paso Carhuapata
Where Between Lircay (around 35km) and Licapa (30km)
GPS Co-ords 13.162 S, 74.887 W
Altitude 4,752m
Amount climbed 230m (all on ripio) in 3/4 hour from Mina Esperanza