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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  • August 6, 2017
    I spent 3 amazing days climbing Huayna Potosi, the world's 'easiest 6000m mountain' just outside of La Paz. This is a much offered trip starting in La Paz leading you up the 6088m high Huayna Potosi. ...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    After looking for a good agency we chose All Transport because of Richard who explain us a lot in advance. He showed us even a forecast prediction so we were able to chose a sunny (not windy) days to ...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    I had a beautiful tour to Huayna Potosí with Climbing South America. As I did not have a lot of time, I chose the 2-day option. Climbing South America provided me with all the equipment needed and the...  more »

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