Huayna Potosi, La Paz

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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 guide just interested in money making more clearing of throat than pronounced words. A difficult climb without accompaniment
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  • Wainapotosi who rose on the outskirts of La Paz. You can hire a guide, over the three-day climb to the Summit. And climb safely that night at 5400 m high camp the next morning sickness, it is, but the best memories. It is really best views!
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  • My buddy and I climbed Huayna Potosi with Climbing South America and it was an incredible experience. The office staff is friendly and knowledgeable, they rent all the gear you need, and the guides ar...  more »

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