Abra del Acay, La Poma
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The Abra del Acay in La Poma Departament, Salta Province, Argentina is the highest point in Argentina's National Route 40. Located at, its altitude is 4972m, even though an old sign informs visitors it stands at 4895m.The Abra del Acay is approximately 25km geodesic distance southeast from San Antonio de los Cobres, although the direct route by road is about 45km.Inaugurated on 8 July 1960 after three years of construction, this unpaved part of the National Route 40 is only suitable for all-terrain vehicles, with the exception of some months in the year when meteorological and maintenance conditions allow normal vehicles to transit. The road inclination of 4.5% and oxygen deprivation due to altitude make the crossing difficult for both vehicles and people.
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  • Stay at Cachi and hire the excursion "Urkupiña tourism" since it is a single route for 4 x 4 should. Is passes by the Poma and from there to them 4900 masl. I recommend bringing coca. The landscape is unique!
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  • We did the road during the day and in car. A real show immense landscapes! Only advisable in October since the road freezes in winter and in summer you can not cross in auto River. Highly recommended, not suitable for those who suffer vertigo!
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  • Walked this stretch of Route 40 of pure adrenaline. Before leaving the Cachi to ask police if I was passable and they told us that if then undertook travel. We went by car, we have speed bumps with ice easy to cross only that in a place we find ice on the road obviously the car not progressed, we had to try to break the ice with a stick found at the side of the road and wait a little while the Sun melt it until dps of various attempts to cross. More adrenalin when the vivi being almost in the most high, one-handed runner and I found with a car from the front, the other auto sr helped me so carefully move. To return to Cachi return route 51, not encourage me to do the tour again. Although I recommend it. Place worth knowing!
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