We climb the Huayna Potosí (3 days)

This peak is impressive and justifiably popular. It is one of the easiest 6000m peaks in Bolivia. the peak is high and acclimatization is essential before climbing.

At 6,088 meters or 19,974 feet, Huayna Potosí (literally, "The Young Riches") is a beautiful and huge glacier peak that dominates the view as they come to land at La Paz airport. Multiple route choices are available ranging from a series of standard routes in the beautiful east face along some of the most difficult and direct routes that can be found in the Andes on the imposing west face.

Do not believe how easy the guides make this climb seem! Something over 6000 meters is difficult and climbing for 7 or 8 hours is annoying for anyone at high altitude. That said, if you are well acclimatized, very fit and very determined, then there is a good chance that you will, and have an unforgettable experience of your life.

per adult from

$367

AUD

Duration

3 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Private transportation
    • qualified mountain guide, Spanish speaking
    • Equipment - climbing boots, crampons, ice ax, jacket and mountain pants, harness, rope, etc.
    • Meals and shelter accommodation - both under camp and high camp in shelters.
    What's excluded :
    • headlamp (we can provide it if batteries are supplied though)
    • Low thermal pants (optional), wool jacket and thermal upper body clothing
    • Sleeping bag (for mountain you can rent from us - with a deposit)
    • warm gloves for the use of gloves inside the mountain, hat
    • Water (2 to 4 liters - Spare parts available in shelters)
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen and lipstick (essential)
    • Snacks - Chocolate or high-calorie candy

  • Day 1: Climbing and acclimatization school

    Pass By: Huayna Potosi, Calle Linares #940, 1st floor, La Paz, La Paz Bolivia
    We leave La Paz at around 9:00 am and will head off towards the mountain range, but first of all with a stop at the equipment store to try on boots, jackets and pants etc. that are needed on the rise.

    We will arrive after 2 hours or so drive to the shelter and have lunch before leaving for some practice / training on the lower glacier.

    You will learn to fall correctly with a ice ax, climb / walk with crampons and the general safety of the mountain. The guides are Spanish-speaking only so it is advisable to have some Spanish to get the best of this, but you can be instructed in these visual techniques to some degree.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Low camp

    Day 2: The High Field

    Pass By: Huayna Potosi, Calle Linares #940, 1st floor, La Paz, La Paz Bolivia
    A simple day consisting of a short walk of 2 or 3 hours to the height camp at 5200 meters.

    You eat around 5 or 18:00 here and then sleep early before the early start of the climb.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: High camp

    Day 3: The rise

    Pass By: Huayna Potosi, Calle Linares #940, 1st floor, La Paz, La Paz Bolivia
    We wake up around 1am and start the climb. It is the progress cold, dark and slow, but you will experience some great moments along the way, when you see the night lights of El Alto and La Paz from above, climb a 30-meter wall of ice, jumping over a crack or two.

    The last 200 meters involve forcing yourself to a wall of 45 degrees of compressed snow that will be difficult to go after the effects of the ascent height and - this is where your mental strength is needed, but you will be rewarded with incredible views of the Cordillera and a sense of achievement that you will never forget.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Sagarnaga 233, La Paz, Bolivia
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Inca Land Tours

Activity ID: V-175012P2

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