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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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  • With my friend we went the huayna potosi climb. Time for a challenge. We have chosen tour operator Climbing South America because they are recommended, and that turned out to be the best too! If you would like to enter into the challenge do it with their. Our guide Alex was really super and has helped us to the top! Please be aware if you are going to do this and are not trained that it really dispense is but well worth it!
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  • This was my first real mountain and first summit and wow!! Amazing experience and great mountain, technical at times but mostly steady, I'd highly recommend if in la paz.  more »
  • I did the Tour with a guide called Alex. I did not book over an agency but directly with Alex as the agency is not taking so much of the money that way. First of all I have to say that you should not ...  more »