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Huayna Potosi (6,060m), 8-day expedition to the summit, near La Paz

Seize the spectacular Andean nature of Bolivia as you make your way across Huayna Potosi on an 8-day expedition with mountain leader Gaston.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration10 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Conquer the incredible Bolivian Andes and reach sublime heights.

  • Take in the spectacular natural beauty surrounding the capital.

  • Benefit from having a mountain leader accompanying you.

Description

Located along the great granite Cordillera Real range in Bolivia is the captivating peak of Huayna Potosi.

Soaring to 6,060 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest peaks in the whole of Bolivia, and is just 25 kilometers from La Paz. This makes the mountain one of the more popular hiking spots with a good level of access.

La Paz, the de facto capital of Bolivia, rests among the mountains at 3,650 meters above sea level and is considered the highest capital in the world. Because of this, acclimatizing from the capital to the summit of Huayna Potosi is relatively easy.

The very first ascent of Huayna Potosi, after a number of earlier failed attempts, was in 1919 by a German team when they climbed the south summit.

The route is fairly straightforward but steep and exposed sections, and involve glaciers and a collection of crevasses.

Along the way on our expedition, we’ll acclimatize to Lake Titicaca, which is just northwest of the Cordillera Real. The spectacular large and deep lake is considered the highest navigable lake in the world, as well as the largest in South America.

Also, before the Huayna Potosi summit, we’ll climb Nevado Charquini (5,350 meters) and practice ice climbing near the basecamp.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on a thrilling 8-day expedition to the summit of the dramatic Huayna Potosi in Bolivia.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in La Paz

Day 2: Acclimatization to Lake Titicaca. Transfer to Condoriri Base Camp.

Day 3: Acclimatization trek to Pico Austria

Day 4: Climb Pico Tarija. Transfer to La Paz.

Day 5: Transfer to Zongo. Huayna Potosí Base Camp

Day 6: Ice Climbing Workshop

Day 7: Climb Charquini (5,400m)

Day 8: High Camp to Huayna Potosi (5,600m)

Day 9: Huayna Potosi Summit. Return to Base Camp and La Paz

Day 10: Fly back home


About the guide

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Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. Get in touch with me, I can offer you unique experiences!

I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.

I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.


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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Mountain equipment included. Food in the city not included.


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