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Huayna Potosi

Huayna Potosi 3-day ascent

Take 3 days to ascend the famous Huayna Potosi in the Cordillera Real. This trip, guided by IFMGA-certified Jaime, includes a day practicing at the glacier.




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This is your chance to climb the renowned Huayna Potosi (6088m), a jewel of the Cordillera Real. This beautiful mountain is in the Central Andes, in Bolivia. 

This ascent doesn't have special technical difficulties. Therefore, it is perfect for a 3-day program. And if you only have 2 days it's also possible, check the alternative program here.

During the first day, we will practice at the glacier near the base camp of Huayna Potosi. In fact, it will be great to improve your high-mountain skills. In addition, if you don't have much experience in the mountains, I recommend this option. The next day we reach the high camp, and finally we get to the summit on the last day.

Do you want to join me in this program? Then don't hesitate to contact me! It will be my pleasure to guide you to the top of this majestic peak.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: La Paz - Base camp Huayna Potosi

Practicing at the glacier.

Day 2: Base camp Huayna Potosi - High camp Las Rocas refuge (5276m)

Day 3: Ascent Huayna Potosi - Return to La Paz


What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

There will be one guide for every 8 participants

How will accommodation be handled?

We'll be staying in mountain huts during our ascent.

How much mountain climbing experience do I need for this trip?

This ascent is a beginner-friendly excursion, with alternate routes available if you are not experienced in mountaineering. The ascent is not technically challenging, making it a good option for first-time climbers.

How fit do I need to be to climb Huayna Potosi?

The ascent up Huayna Potosi is considered to be a beginner-friendly climb, but it is still important to be in good physical condition before attempting it.

What is included in the price?

The guiding fee, accommodation, group porters, permits, and all meals are included in the price.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

If you are not used to hiking or exercising regularly, you will need to start training at least a few weeks before the climb. Hiking is a great way to build up your endurance and strength. Start by hiking for short distances and gradually increase the distance and difficulty as you get fitter. Running is another good way to improve your cardiovascular fitness.

Where will we meet at the start of the trip?

We will meet on day 1 in La Paz

About the guide: -Jaime

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Mountain 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.


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What people are saying about this trip



Jaime is a safe and experienced guide as well as an excellent cook.



Absolutely wonderful to have a private guide for the mountain. Very attentive and answered all my questions before meeting (packing, equipment, timing, etc) He obviously knew the mountain well and was prepared for situations that required extra safety measures (rappelling down ice wall). The food on the trip was plentiful, delicious and safe. The hut accommodation was much more comfortable than a tent! Thank you.

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