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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 trip to La Paz, use our La Paz travel itinerary planner.
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  • The experience itself is incredible. Learning how to ice climb and scaling a 6000m moutanin is pretty exhilarating. We went with Altitude 6000 and they were excellent. We were three people and they ga...  more »
  • Wanting to do this in December, I spent a bit of time looking into the weather forecasts and talked to different agencies. It's pretty obvious that none of them look at the forecast and will always te...  more »
  • I will split this to 3 parts and rate them differently The mountain 4 The climb starts at night, one sees nothing around except a few meters ahead. At some point some light appears in the sky which ev...  more »