Huayna Potosi 3D/2N

Huayna Potosi 3D/2N
Huayna Potosi 3D/2N
Huayna Potosi 3D/2N

Huayna Potosi is one of the most popular summits in Bolivia. Its perfect triangle shape is an eye-catcher from La Paz and the Cordillera Real. Few mountains have such a perfect ice cap as it does. Even better, difficulties are rather low in comparison with other 6000m high glaciers in the Andes. An attempt to ascend the summit of Huayna Potosi at 6088m is a must while in La Paz!

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Trekking
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Attractions: Huayna Potosi
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:30.

We will pick you up from your hotel/hostel in Central La Paz. 

Those staying outside the center will have to come to the office on #339Sagarnaga Street for 9am departure.

  • Professional Climbing Guide (1 guide per 2 climbers max.)

  • Food

  • Transportation

  • 2 Nights in Refugio

  • Necessary Equipment: Jacket, Trousers, Balaklava , Gloves , Crampons , Ice Axe, Harness ,Boots, Helmet

  • See below 'What to Bring' for basic equipment that the traveler is responsible for

  • Extra Snacks

What to bring:
  • Innergloves

  • Sunglasses

  • Headlamp

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Fleece/Thermals

  • Trekking shoes

  • Backpack 55l or up + Daypack

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Basecamp – Practice on the Glacier

Huayna Potosi 3D/2N

We leave La Paz at 9.00am and head towards Huayna Potosí basecamp.

We hike for around 40 minutes until we reach the glacier.

We practice for approx. 2,5 hours on the glacier. (70 /80 degrees)

Overnight stay in the Refugio.

Day 2 - Highcamp – 5200m

Huayna Potosi 3D/2N

On the second day of our adventure, we get ourselves ready for a 3-hour trek until high camp at 5200m. We relax and acclimatize with food and rest as we leave very early morning on Day 3.

Overnight stay in the Refugio.

Day 3 - Summit - 6088m

Huayna Potosi 3D/2N

Early start at 01.00am. We have to cross the glacier to make it to the top by approx. 7.00am.

Beautiful views from the summit! (Sajama, Cordillera Real, Lake Titicaca)

We then return to high camp, have something to eat and continue down to the base camp.

Back in La Paz at 3 pm.

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