Chulumani (Puma spring) is a municipality and locality of
Bolivia, capital of the Province of Sud Yungas located in the
department of La Paz east of the city of La Paz. It is the capital
of the province of Sud Yungas and for the 2001 census it had a
population of 2724 inhabitants. It is
located in the Andes mountain range at an elevation of 5,600
feet (1,700 m) above sea level. The best time to visit
Chulumani is on August 24 when the whole city celebrates the
festive day of their patron Saint Bartholomew, known locally as
Fiesta de San Bartolomé. This
city is also famous for Yungas Road also known as Road of Death.
Its name is derived from numerous casualties of the unfortunate
victims who crashed into deep valley bellow.
It is located at the altitude of 5,577 ft (1,700 m).
It is not named for nothing. It is narrow and has no rail guards
to keep cars from falling from the edge. Additionally the
surface of the road is not very good and becomes particularly
bad after numerous mountain rains. So don't forget that cars
that move uphill have the right of way.