Huayna Potosi, La Paz

4.8
#2 of 21 in Parks in La Paz
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 trip itinerary maker app .
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  • a unique experience, while it is of a high level of difficulty, requires experience and preparation.
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  • I chose the 3D/2N tour with Jiwaki (booked through Fluvial but can book direct to Jiwaki) and I couldn’t recommend the company more. Jesús, Juán and Mario were such caring guides and really tried to m...  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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