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Huayna Potosi 2-day Ascent with Optional Acclimatization and Local Experience

Huayna Potosi
Huayna Potosi 2-day Ascent with Optional Acclimatization and Local Experience
Huayna Potosi 2-day Ascent with Optional Acclimatization and Local Experience
Huayna Potosi 2-day Ascent with Optional Acclimatization and Local Experience
Huayna Potosi 2-day Ascent with Optional Acclimatization and Local Experience

Huayna Potosi is a renown peak in the Cordillera Real, in Bolivia. Climb to the top in 2 days with Jaime, IFMGA certified mountain guide.

Not specified

Andes

2 Days

All year


Highlights

  • Climb the stunning Huayna PotosĂ­ in the beautiful Cordillera Real in Bolivia.
  • Spend 2 days acclimatizing in a typical local setting (optional add-on).

Description

Join me on this unforgettable ascent to the summit of Huayna Potosi. This 6,088 m (19,974 ft) meters high snowy peak is in the Cordillera Real, just 25km away from La Paz, Bolivia's colorful capital. 

Despite its altitude, Huayna Potosi is a relatively easy peak to climb, so it's perfect for a 2-day ascent. Nevertheless, you need to be in good physical shape and be acclimatized. If you wish, at an additional cost, you can also include an optional 2-day acclimatization in Tuni, where we will enjoy participating in some typical activities such as making cheese, straw mattresses, handcrafts, and more.

You can find a detailed itinerary below. 

Contact me if you would like to climb Huayna PotosĂ­, the views from the summit are breathtaking! I also offer to do this trip in 3 days. We can talk about the best option for you. Whether it's in 2 or 3 days, I'm sure you will greatly enjoy this ascent with me!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price listed only includes the 2-day Huayna PotosĂ­ climb.

The additional cost of the optional 2-day acclimatization PER PERSON is:

1-person: USD 286

2-person: USD 180

3-person: USD 154

4-person: USD 133

5-person: USD 114

6-person: USD 102


Itinerary

Day 1: Optional acclimatization day 1: La Paz-Tuni

8 AM- Departure to Chuñavi (2-hour drive)

In Chuñavi we will have the chance to make cheese, make straw mattresses, and elaborate hand-crafts with the local village people.

After, we will drive 40 minutes to Tuni where we will have lunch and herd in the camelids. or go fishing for trout. After, we will participate in the dress and ornamentation of a local cholita.

Day 2: Optional acclimatization day 2: Tuni-La Paz

On day 2, we will have the chance to shear the llamas and take them to the pastures. Then we will also participate in the process of spinning and weaving, as well as cook a typical meal.

After lunch and a nap, we will return to La Paz.

Day 1: La Paz - Huayna Potosi - Las Rocas camp

Day 2: High camp ascent Huayna Potosi - La Paz

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain hut.

Meeting point

At La Paz.

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Bolivia.

I organize mountaineering and trekking trips in different regions of Bolivia, and community tourism as well. I spend my free time exploring new destinations and discovering new mountains and cultures in remote regions.

I have more than 20 years of experience working in Cordillera Real, and I live in Tuni, Condoriri. I worked as mule driver, porter, cook, trekking guide assistant, trekking guide, and finally became IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide in 2008.

I made several ascents in Bolivia and neighboring countries like Argentina, Chile and Peru. Some of them: Ojos de Salado, Wallatiri, Urus, Azangate, Huayna potosí, Illimani, Chir oco, Chachacomani, Sajama, Illamapu, Acohoma, Chapi orco, Acotango, Parinacota… These experiences prepared me to organize and guide expeditions.

I like to provide a top level service to people from all around the world, help them get in contact with the local culture, and of course help them reach their objectives in the mountains.

Languages

French | English | Spanish

Certificates

IFMGA | AGMTB


What people are saying about this trip

Alexey Volegov

5.00

April, 2022

It was amazing trip, Huyana-Potosi is spectacular mountain. Jaime provided exceptional service and support throughout all trip.

Sam Werner

5.00

March, 2020

My guide worked really hard to make it a good trip.đź‘Ť


 

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