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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  • Recently had the chance to make a trek to the camp rock with the company Wanderlust tourism 591, Basecamp to camp high road is very well maintained, is paid 20 bs for national tourist, is a trek, recommended to be in good physical condition, the views are wonderful. Highly recommended. The garbage does not belong to mountain please not "forget" out there
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  • This was our biggest highlight on our South America trip (even it was cloudy on top)!! This 3day-project was also such a highlight because of the great guides from Climbing South America we had. Organ...  more »
  • Perfect mountain, perfect track, for people with some experience easy to climb, phenomenal views from the summit  more »

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