Paso Pacomayo – 4,544m

This is a long, long climb from the gorge bottom at Cañon. On the way pass through the pleasant town of Cajatambo, before continuing up to the wide pass. The descent is short if you’re heading for Oyon – soon you begin climbing again to Punta Chanca.

Descending from Paso Pacomayo

Name of Pass Paso Pacomayo
Where Between Cajatambo (26km) and Pacomayo junction (8km)
GPS Co-ords 10.541 S, 76.932 W
Altitude 4,231m
Amount climbed 3200m (all on ripio) from Cañon in 10 hours