Paso Esperanza – 4,782m

This pass is in the mining area south of Huancavelica and Lircay. There is mine traffic on the road, but also many vicuñas running around the hillsides.

Nearing Paso Esperanza

Name of Pass Paso Esperanza
Where Between junction above Recuperada (10km) and Mina Esperanza (3km)
GPS Co-ords 13.127 S, 74.915 W
Altitude 4,782m
Amount climbed 450m (all on ripio) in 1h30 from Recuperada junction