Climb Huayna Potosi: The Most Popular Mountain In La Paz Bolivia

La Paz, Bolivia

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Huayna Potosi is located near the city of La Paz. It’s a very popular mountain as it’s close to the capital city. Huayna Potosi has two summits, north summit at (6094 m.a.s.l.), and south summit at (5960 m.a.s.l.). The normal path will lead you to the north Summit from which you will be able to appreciate the amazing view and a unique sunrise over La Paz and the tropical slope.

Private transportation
Certified guides by IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV.
Experienced cook, all the food and full kitchen equipment
Porters for altitude camps
Refuge (Accomodation)
- Helmet - Harness - Classic ice axe - Boots - Crampons
Entrance fee
Oxygen (Supplementary)
First aid kit
International airplane ticket
Nothing not detailed in the program
A satellite phone (USD 20 per day, excluding communication costs (Possibility to rent)
A hyperbaric chamber (USD 20 per day) (Possibility to rent)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

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1/3/2020 - 6/14/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Day 1: La Paz (3600 m.a.s.l.) – Base Camp (4780 m.a.s.l.) – High Camp (5270 m.a.s.l.)

From the base camp, we’ll climb to the higher camp. We’ll hike following the aplomb part of the “morena” at first. We’ll then climb up one of its major slopes. We’ll enjoy the unique view of the Zongo valley. After two hours and a half of hiking, we’ll arrive at the refuge of the higher camp where we’ll stay overnight.

Day 2: High Camp – Huayna Potosi Summit (6094 m.a.s.l.) – La Paz (3600 m.a.s.l.)

To reach the summit, we’ll start our ascent at 3:00 am taking advantage of the solid land. We’ll enjoy a unique sunrise. The route includes a “pala chica” of 30 meters with a 50 degree slope. After that, we’ll follow flat paths and slope sections in order to reach the last sloping part of 45 degrees called “pala grande” which will take us to the summit. We’ll climb down following the same track to reach base camp and La Paz.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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