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18-day Huayna Potosi (6,088m) expedition in Bolvia with Nevado Sajama and Parinacota summits

Come and join Luciano, an EPGAMT certified guide, for an 18-day climbing expedition in the Andes of Bolivia that will take you up several peaks, including Huayna Potosi.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration18 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Enjoy an 18-day climbing trip in the Andes of Bolivia.

  • Reach the summits of 3 different peaks, including the Huayna Potosi.

  • Explore the beautiful city of La Paz.

Description

At 6,088 meters, Huayna Potosi in Bolivia is a wildly impressive peak. And, on this 18-day expedition you will get to climb to the summit of that great peak. Furthermore, you will also get to climb to the summits of Sajama (6,542m) and Parinacota (6,330m) on this trip.

Our adventure will begin in the city of La Paz, which you will get to plenty of time to explore, while also getting acclimatized to the area. After that, we will climb each of the aforementioned peaks, starting with the Huayna Potosi.

Throughout this trip, you will get to enjoy a wonderful mix of culture and mountaineering. We will be constantly taking you to different areas where you can interact with local people, while also taking you up into the peaceful solitude of the mountains.

Each one of the mountains we’ll be climbing will provide you with their own unique set of views and experiences. However, you can rest assured that all of the peaks will similarly take your breath away.

During the trip, we will be staying in a variety of hotels, shelters and camping areas. All of the areas are comfortable and will provide you with great spots to rest for the next day’s adventure.

Since we will be climbing to the top of 3, 6,000 meter plus peaks, it is important that participants are in good physical condition. You should also have prior mountaineering experience as well.

To climb 3 extraordinary mountains in a single trip is a fantastic opportunity for adventurous mountaineers. To seize this opportunity, please send a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also offer a 16-day climbing expedition that will take you to the summits of Sajama, Parinacota and Actotango.

Accommodation

Various hotels, camping spots and shelters.

More info

Participants should bring the following items: 1 pair of comfortable trekking boots 4 pairs of outer socks (thick wool or polypropylene) 3 pairs of indoor socks (fine silk or polypropylene) 2 pairs of cotton socks (for approach to base camp) Sandals to cross the rivers Leggings 2 synthetic thin pants (polypropylene or nylon) 1 polar pants (recommended long zippers) 1 Waterproof pants, such as Gore-Tex, with recommended side closures 1 comfortable trekking pants Shorts (optional) Upper part of the body 2 shirts Thermal Base Layer (polypropylene or capilene) 1 polar jersey (polaretec 100 or 200, or similar) 1 fleece jacket or similar 1 coat jacket for -30 ° C / -22 ° F (below recommended) 1 Windbreaker jacket with hood (as Gore-Tex) 3 Cotton T-shirts or T-shirts 2 Neck protection made of synthetic material (Buff or similar) 1 hat or sun hat 1 Cap (wool or fleece) 1 balaclava gaterneck 1 pair of glasses with factor 4 protection (with UV filter and nose and side protection) 1 Ski goggles 2 pairs of thermal indoor gloves (polypropylene or capilene) 1 pair of insulated gloves large fingers type ski that enter the interiors below 1 pair of insulating gloves (wool, down or Polarguard) 1 more pair of gloves (like Gore-Tex, only if your mittens are not made of windproof material) 1 pair of warm coats very warm Person Team 1 Comfortable expedition backpack (70 liters / 4,250 cubic centimeters minimum) 1 backpack of 35 or 45 liters (for the approach to the base camp) 1 large extra strong canvas duffel bag (to be transported by mules to the base camp, at least 6,000 cubic centimeters. Large enough to fit all your equipment) 1 Sleeping bag for -30 ° C / -22 ° F (below or Polarguard) 1 inflatable mat (Thermarest or similar) 1 Mat (only if you bring a Thermarest, to avoid a burst) Climbing apparatus 1 pair of plastic boots. NOTE: Cimbing or double plastic boots are the best option for high altitude. In Aconcagua there are very cold temperatures (-30 ° C / -22 ° F). Koflach Arctic expedition, Vega Scarpa or Asolo AFS 8000 are good examples of plastic boots. There are excellent alternatives to a plastic boot, in which the outer boot is made of modern synthetic materials. Ask us about these new models such as La Sportiva Nuptse, the 2000 Basque ice or the Salomon Pro thermal. We must be sure that the boots are prepared for very low temperatures. 1 pair of crampons (12 points, not rigid recommended) 1 Pair of trekking poles (adjustable preferred) 1 climbing helmet 2 technical ice axes 1 backpack of 45 l is enough. Safety equipment and collective equipment provided High -rise tents, tents for trekking, high-rise kitchens, kitchen equipment. Mountain equipment: ropes, ice pins. 1 head lamp, with spare batteries and bulb Lip blocker and sunscreen (not less than 50 sun protection factor) Personal crockery (plate, cup, fork and spoon) 2 bottles of water (32 ml / 1 liter Nalgene recommended. Insulator Water bottle is required) 1 One-liter or half-liter stainless steel thermos (useful for high altitude camps and Summit Day) 2 hand warmers (summit day) 2 foot warmers (summit day) 1 Hydration system (such as CamelBak, for trekking approach to the base camp only, because at the height they freeze) OPTIONAL Personal care items (small towel and soap, baby wipes recommended) Optional items 2 hand warmers (summit day) Books, IPod, games or anything that helps distract 1 Camera, memory cards and spare batteries Earplugs (for windy nights) Pee bottle with wide mouth (32 ml / 1 liter Nalgene recommended. Very useful in height fields). Swimsuit (for the hotel pool) Swiss type knife. Your favorite energy bars money storage belt. Contact lenses and replacement accessories.

Meeting point

La Paz

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Itinerary

Day 1: LA PAZ - Welcome

Day 2: LA PAZ - OPTIONAL Free Day!

Day 3: City of La Paz - Las Animas Valley - Palca Canyon - La Paz

Day 4: LA PAZ - BC HUAYNA

Day 5: BC HUYANA - CAMPO ALTO 5.100M

Day 6: CAMPO ALTO - CUMBRE HUAYNA 6.068M - LA PAZ

Day 7: LA PAZ - rest

Day 8: LA PAZ - PATACAMAYA - SAJAMA 4200m

Day 9: SAJAMA 4,200M

Day 10: SAJAMA - CB 4370M

Day 11: CB 4,370 M - Field HIGH 5700m - CB

Day 12: CB 4700m - CAMPO ALTO 5700m

Day 13: CAMPO ALTO - CUMBRE SAJAMA 6542m. - HIGH FIELD

Day 14: CAMPO ALTO - CAMPO BASE - SAJAMA

Day 15: EXTRA CLIMATE DAY

Day 16: SAJAMA - PARINCAOTA- SAJAMA

Day 17: LA PAZ - Extra Day

Day 18: LA PAZ - Optional


About the guide

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EPGAMT Mountain Guide from Mendoza, Argentina.

I always enjoyed the mountains, and started with mountaineering activities since a young age, so it was natural for me to become a mountain guide. I’ve been working for more than 15 seasons in Aconcagua, first as porter, then as Mountain Guide assistant, and now as Mountain Guide.

I climbed a lot of peaks all along the Andes mountain range, in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru, including Aconcagua (6.962 mt – 27 ascents, through different routes like the North and the Polish glacier-), Co Plata (6.000 mt), Ojos del Salado (6.780 mt), Mount Pissis (6.850 m), C° LLullaillaco (6.723 m), C° Incahuasi (6.450 m), Vn Sajama (6.550 m), Vn Bonete Chico (6 750 m), Co Junción (5000 m), Toclaraju ( 6036m), Pisco (5750m), and the three summits of Tres Cruces 6.780m. I recently did my first expedition in the Himalayas, where I reached the summit of Mt Lhotse (8.516 mt).

I usually enjoy organizing expeditions to wild, off-the-beaten-track destinations, that need a complex logistic that you won’t find easily elsewhere.

I am fluent in Spanish, English and Italian.


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