Cuesta Chita is a high mountain pass at 4.512m (14,803ft). The road, called B-159 or Quebrada Chita is asphaled, 59.4 km long and links roads B-165 and B-245. It’s one of the highest roads in the country, running entirely over 3.000m. Due to high altitude sickness, above 2.500-2.800m, lack of oxygen tests not only organism and
Guallatiri is an active stratovolcano at 5.240m (17,191ft). This road demands high skill and experience. Mistakes are not allowed. It is very narrow with unstable, loose ground holds together by ice. It is also gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy. High altitude therefore lack of oxygen tests organism and motor. Most people
Paso Picavilque or Abra Picavilque / high mountain pass at 5.085m. The road, A-349, to the summit is steep, gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It is wide enough for two vehicles to pass. Avoid driving in this area if your experience to unpaved mountain roads is limited. Avoid this road under severe weather conditions
Cerro Estrella is a stratovolcano at 5.702m (18,707ft), It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country. The road to the summit, also known as Lastarria or Azufre, is an old mine trail climbing up to Mina Julia, an abandoned sulfur mine. The road is gravel. Due its unique location, climb in elevation and passing through
Quebrada Allane. Some call it Chilian Grand Canyon but it is not even close to the same. Quite large and colorful, with a decent little river running through it. The road surface is still very high, well over 4,000 meters and at points near 4,600m. (even though the road sign says 5,250m). Rest assured, very few Chileans, let alone foreigners, ever
23 / Abra Taapaca / high mountain pass at 5.250m, there are a few steep kilometres, passes through remote areas, after rain conditions become challenging, Don’t forget water, food, extra fuel, a warm jacket, a good GPS and maps. Of the highest roads in the country.
Volcan Tacora / stratovolcano at 5.980m, road is pretty narrow and really scary, many sulfur mines in the saddle between Tacora and Chupiquiña, hot springs are located on the eastern side of Tacora. It's one of the highest motorable roads in the world.
Parinacota / small town at an elevation of 4.400m / region is famous for its breathtaking scenery, peaks ( Pomerape and Sajama ), hot springs, high altitude lakes ( Chungará and the Cotacotani Lagoons ), wetlands surrounded by unique and diverse flora and fauna, close to Lauca National Park