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Huayna Potosi 3 Day Guided Climb

Accompany IFMGA certified mountain guide Jenaro for a 3 day adventure climbing to the top of the Huayna Potosi, and see all that Bolivia has to offer.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


If you have ever wanted to see the beauty of an entire country from one of its highest points, then climbing the Huayna Potosi (6,088m) is for you.

The Huayna Potosi can be seen from miles around because there is nothing to obstruct it. Instead, there is nothing but flat land all around it, as if the ground were bowing to it! Hence making the moment you finally get to stand on the summit a truly special moment that you will remember forever.

The climb will take 3 days. It is possible to do the trip in 2 days. However, I believe doing it in 3 days will allow people with less experience and less acclimatization to better enjoy it.

On the first day, we will drive from La Paz to the Zongo Plateau (4,850m), where we will stay in the base camp at Zongo lake. Once there, we will practice ice techniques at the old glacier. They will include ice walking, abseiling, climbing and rescue techniques.

On the second day, we will make our way to the high camp (5,200m). And on the third and final day, we will climb to the summit, where you can admire the kind of view that you will have to constantly remind yourself is actually real. After that, we will make our descent and drive back to La Paz.

Come and join me on this spectacular 3 day expedition to the top of one of the mightiest peaks in Bolivia. And marvel at a view that can only be described as stupendous!

Send me a message if this kind of adventure appeals to you.

If you are interested in doing this trek in only 2 days, you can also join me on this trip. Or, if you want to do it in 4 days, you can join me on this trip.



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.

What people are saying about -Jenaro Yupanqui

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 619 each

Group of 2

USD 310 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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