Few capital cities can boast having a glacier just a short distance from their center. La Paz, however, can. Discover the frozen enchantment of the Huayna Potosi glacier on an ice climbing day trip that’s designed with adventurous travelers in mind. No previous experience is required to enjoy this tour, which comes with all necessary equipment.
Escape the city on an adventurous day trip to the Huayna Potosi glacier
Letting someone else drive allows you to enjoy the scenery
Your guide informs you of everything that you need to known to climb on the ice
Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to only six people
Entrance fees 25 BOB
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Breakfast, snack and dinner
Departure & Return
Sagarnaga 342, La Paz, Bolivia
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
1 and 1/2 hour drive from La Paz to Paso Zongo (4700m). Once at the base camp lunch will be served. Then, walk to the lower glacier, once at the place, guides will explain and show some basic techniques for ice climbing and mountaineering. Have the chance to practice these techniques with the guides and our climbing equipment. Later in the day, practice ice climbing techniques on small ice walls with safety ropes in place. Finish the day with a nice photo-shoot in the glacier and head back to La Paz by 17:30.
• Andes 2 Amazon, La Paz Bolivia
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 18 years
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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