Huayna Potosi, La Paz

4.8
#2 of 19 in Parks in La Paz
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Soaring over the highest capital city in the world, Huayna Potosi offers a challenging hike up a scenic, snow-covered mountain. An adventure for even the most experienced of climbers, the route typically begins with a 4x4 ride to the base camp, followed by a long hike to another camp located on the snow line. From here, the summit is reached on a hike up the glacier, with most people doing this stretch in 6-8 hours. It isn't usual for people to complete the entire climb in a day, but it has been done before. Check weather conditions before traveling and heed the advice of experts at each camp. To visit Huayna Potosi on your holiday in La Paz, and find out what else La Paz has to offer, use our La Paz.
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  • Highly recommend German Mountain Guide for trekking tours to Huayna Potosí. I have just returned from a fantastic 3 day trek with our guides German and Super Mario. It was a pleasure to deal with...  more »
  • First ever mountain climbing in Bolivia and it is not an experience I’m ready to forget. Indeed, I did 3 days of hiking beforehand the very ascent of Huayna Potosi to get confident and it really...  more »
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  • Breath taking in all senses. Would do it again!
  • Definitely a trip of a life time :) If your in La Paz, it's a short 2 hour ride to get to camp. We did the 3 day excursion but you can do it in 2 and skip the acclimation and mountain ice climbing skills day. For us, Day 1 was learning to walk with rope and climb ice. Day 2 we started the hike with all of your gear. You gear weighs you down more than you think. You ill then reach Rock Camp at 5130 m. Sleep here, wake up at midnight and climb the rest to 6088m and watch the sunrise. Walking in the dark, we didn't think about too much. After the sun came up, we got to see everything we hiked! There are some beautiful views and nice steep parts! We took a guiding company for $188 that included all the gear, sleeping bags, accommodation, transportation, food and mountain equipment. We went June 2017.

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