HUAYNA POTOSÍ 6088 m.

3 day(s)
2 night(s)

A 6000 challenge within the reach of many!

Because of its accessibility from La Paz (only a two hour drive) and comfortable refuges, Huayna Potosí is crowned as the easiest due to its ease of acclimatization and comfort. Ideally acclimatizing in La Paz (3655 m) 5 days, it’s Base Camp provides further acclimatization at 4,750 m. From there, the difference between Base Camp to Summit is only 1,338 m. done over two days. Though it’s acclimatization makes it easier, climbing at high altitude is always a breath-taker.

High Mountain Climbing

Highlights

- Its  summit provides a spectacular 360° view of : La Paz and El Alto and the Cordillera Real, the Altiplano, Lake Titicaca, and the faint Sajama in the distance, near the Chilean border.

-Truly an unforgettable experience and something that you will remember for the rest of your life.

-No matter how many times we climb, It always leaves us breathless.

Technicality

Climbing the normal Route is not extremely technical (Grade II/AD) and takes approximately five to six hours to summit from the high camp. With only two technical faces, the steepest reaching 55°, only a classical ice axe is required. Thousands of tourists annually call this mountain their first 6000!

DIFFICULTY

incluyed

  • Certificated climbing mountain guide.
  • Private roundtrip transportation.
  • Meals.
  • Climbing equipment.
  • Refuges in the Base camp and the High Camp.
  • Entrance fee.

not incluyed

  • Extra snacks.
  • Extra drinks. 

itinerary

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Day 1

Leaving at 8:30 am, we drive two hours, passed the Cementery of Milluni, then to the Base Camp (4,750 m). After lunch, we hike up to the base of Glaciar Viejo (4,850 m) to practice ice climbing techniques, then return back to the Base Camp for the night.

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Day 2

We hike three hours up to the High Camp (5,250 m) where we rest, have an early dinner, and enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Amazon Basin.

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Day 3

Walking up around 1 am, we begin the summit climb with all mountain gear, slow and steady, we climb between 5 and 6 hours to reach the summit (6088m) and enjoy its incredible view up there. Returning back to the High Camp in 2.5 hours, we have a hot soup, pack up, and return back to the Base Camp (2 hours) where our transportation awaits to take us back to La Paz, We are back in La Paz around 2 pm. 

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