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Huayna Potosi Trek 3D/2N

This 3-day trek of the Huayna Potosi is one of the easiest 6,000-metre peaks in the world.

Only two hours from La Paz with an easy approach and straightforward route, this trek is the perfect warm-up for higher and more technical peaks in Bolivia.

NOTEthe tour is run from a minimum of 2 people, for one guest you will have to pay for a private departure.

Tour Highlights

  • Trek 6,000-metre Huayna Potosi, the “Young Roarer”
  • Climb easy moraines and follow gradual glaciers
  • Prepare yourself for trekking higher and more technical peaks
Price from

$700.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - 2 nights in trek refuges
  • - Round trip private transfers
  • - 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • - 3-day trek Huayna Potosi trek
  • - Local Spanish-speaking mountain climbing guide
  • - Souvenir poster

Departures:

Every Tuesday

Itinerary

Day 1: La Paz-Huayna Potosi Base Camp, Bolivia

After being picked-up in La Paz, you will be transferred to Base Camp.

After lunch, you will begin your training on the old glacier, where you will learn basic mountaineering and cramponing techniques, how to walk on ice and snow, and the use of the ice axe and ropes.

Overnight at Base Camp.

Day 2: Huayna Potosi Base Camp-High Camp, Bolivia

After a nice breakfast and lunch you will hike for 2 or 3 hours along a rocky trail until reaching the 2nd camp, located on a large plateau at 5,200 metres.

Here, after setting up the equipment, enjoy a delicious dinner and go to sleep early so you can get a good night’s rest to be prepared for the summit attempt.

Overnight at High Camp.

Day 3: High Camp-La Paz, Bolivia

Wake up at 01:00 am in the very early morning.

This super-alpine start is necessary in order to have enough time to climb to the summit and back down to base camp the same day.

After re-checking all the equipment you will depart and head up to the steep section of the glacier that will take you to the ramp heading to the summit pyramid.

After approximately 5 hours of trekking, you should be at the summit of Huayna Potosi at an impressive 6,088 meters.

Enjoy one of the most breath-taking views in the Andes!

From north to south across the Cordillera Real, admire the impressive collection of peaks (more than twenty 5,000-metre peaks are in this range and six are 6,000 meters or higher).

Towards the east you will be looking into the Upper Amazon Basin, and towards the west is the sapphire-coloured and mythical Lake Titicaca.

After taking pictures on the summit, it is time to head back down, reaching the high camp after a three or four-hour hike, before continuing down to base camp.

You will be arriving approximately at midday.

After having lunch and time to take a nice shower, you will be transferred back to La Paz.