Climbing - Huayna Potosí

Terra Autentica
Terra Autentica
Terra Autentica

Bolivia is a popular destination for climbers and offers a variety of climbs to suit every skill level and budget. With over 1000 summits above 5000 meters it is considered by many climbers to be one of the best mountain climbing destinations in the world. In addition to its other attractions and fascinating culture, climbing in Bolivia is often considerably cheaper than other popular mountaineering destinations.

Day 1

Climbing school and acclimatization

Set off from La Paz around 9.00 am you will head off towards the mountain range but first with a stop off at the equipment store to try on boots, jackets and trousers etc. that you will need on the climb. Arrive after 2 hours or so driving to the refuge and have some lunch before heading off for some practice / training on the lower glacier. You will learn how to fall correctly with an ice axe, climb / walk using crampons and general mountain safety. Guides are Spanish-speaking only so it is advisable to have some Spanish to get the best from this but they can instruct you in these techniques visually to some degree.

Day 2

The High Camp

9:00 Breakfast, morning break.
12:00 . Lunch and leave for the base camp of Huayna Potosi. The first part is a walk over rock and the second part is a mixture of rock and snow depending on time, up to the High Camp where is the second shelter to 5.300 m.s.n.m. and it takes 3 to 4 hours to get there. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3

The Ascent

We wake up at 00:00am. Then we will put on all special equipment until 00:30am, after that we have breakfast and at 01:00am. we start walking or climbing with direction to the summit. During the going up we have breaks to eat chocolates and drink water in order to get energy and make the summit. We will be at the summit between 06:00am. To 07:00am. we must not be too late on the summit because there are risks of avalanche and cracks after the sun rise. Going down from the summit is only 2 ½ Hours to High Camp and at high camp we rest like 1 hour and at the same time we have hot soup even hot water with breakfast’s things . Then an hour of hiking to the Base Camp. Return and arrive to La Paz city between 13:00pm. to 14:00pm.

$ 190
Tour Cost

$ 190
Total Cost (USD)

Luxury hotel

$ 0


- Transport La Paz – Huayna Potosí Refuge - La Paz.
- Qualified mountain guide, Spanish-speaking
- Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Mountain Team (Carps, Helmet, Climbing Shoes, Pants and Jacket of Rain, Strings, Piolet),Equipment - climbing boots, crampons, ice axe.


- Travel insurance - recommended

- Sleeping bag extra cost 20 USD

- Altitude Medicine, Oxygen (30 USD)

- Sunglasses, sun cream and lip balm - essential

- Backpack 50 to 60 liters for carrying personal equipment

- Warm gloves for wearing inside mountain gloves, warm hat

- Thermal under trousers (optional), fleece jacket and thermal upper body wear

- Water (2 to 4 liters - refills available in refuges), chocolate or high calorie sweets /snacks.

Swetha R.

Exceptional walking tour of La Paz's murals, which weave a potent tale of Bolivia's political and historical intrigue and the impact thereof on contemporary society. Wonderful to "walk the talk" as it were and learn about the living history and memory of the country and refreshi

Raul B.

I loved my trips with La Paz , one through Apolobamba and one through El Alto and La Paz. EDU is a fabulous leader who attends to every detail and gives the hiker both a great hike and deep cultural experience. He is informal and care taking and clearly has strong

Manuel Segovia, Wendy Bardin

Tours muy bueno, todos incluido, duchas gratis.  Alan lo mejorrrr.


Antonella Giordano, Steffan zurrec

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