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Huayna Potosi 2 day Guided Climb

Come and spend 2 days climbing the amazing Huayna Potosi with IFMGA certified mountain guide Jenaro and enjoy views that you will never forget.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


The Huayna Potosi (6,088m) is an iconic peak in the Cordillera Real in Bolivia.

The Huayna Potosi is located just 25 kilometers from the city of La Paz. It is truly an amazing peak because there is nothing else near it that comes close to its height and size. Thus making the climb to its summit so special because it provides a panoramic view you will never forget.

On the first day, we will drive for one-and-a-half hours from La Paz to the Zongo Plateau (4,850m). Once there, we will start hiking. After two-and-a-half hours we will reach the glacier. After that, we will make our way up to the Campo Argentino (5,500m). We will either camp there, or at a lower camp, depending on the groups’ acclimatization.

On the second day, we will wake up early and begin our ascent to the summit. The first stage will involve scaling a 45° slope called La Pala. After that, we will continue climbing for the next five to five-and-a-half hours until we reach the summit. Once you are standing at the summit, you will be able to see Lake Titicaca, the Altiplano, and the entire Cordillera Real. Finally, after you have taken in enough of the view to last a lifetime, we will descend and drive back to La Paz.

So if you want to climb to the top of the Huayna Potosi in only 2 days, just send me a message, and let me guide you to the glory of its summit. 

I also offer a 3-day and 4-day option for the trip. Each option has its own advantages and is its own experience. So if you would like to enjoy the 3-day option, you can join me here. Or, if you want to enjoy the 4-day option, you can join me here.


Camping on the mountain

Meeting point

La Paz



About the guide

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I work together with several IFMGA/UIAGM colleagues. So if I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues equally certified will guide you.

I began to climb the mountain when I was 15 years old. I was born in Pinaya (3.800 m.a.s.l.), a region located not far away from the top of the base camp of the majestic snow-covered Illimani (6.462 m.a.s.l.). I dedicated most part of my life to climb different ice and Rock Mountains through the Cordillera Real, Cordillera Occidental, and Cordillera de Apolobamba.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 413 each

Group of 2

USD 207 each

Group of 3

USD 155 each

Group of 4

USD 155 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Transportation costs $60.

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