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Ski touring in Huayna Potosi and Janq’u Uyu

Join Jose, IFMGA certified mountain guide, for a wonderful ski touring week in Cordillera Real. You will ascend Huayna Potosi and Janq'u Uyu.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


Do you want to enjoy the Bolivian snow and ascend a mythical peak? During this ski touring trip we will ascend different peaks in Cordillera Real, culminating with Huayna Potosi. 

Acclimatization is very important for this trip, as we will be in high altitudes and we want to enjoy the ascents. Therefore, our first adventure will be the trek to Muela del Diablo. Muela del Diablo is a small peak with a shape that resembles a molar.  It’s a rather easy trek, near the city of La Paz, perfect to start getting acclimatized.

Then we will transfer to Janq’u Uyu for an ascent ski touring followed by a beautiful and long descent. This peak rises to 5520 meters. It’s a unique destination in Cordillera Real, not very well known.

After returning to La Paz, we finally set for the ascent of Huayna Potosi. Its impressive 6088 meters are definitely a challenge, but we will be well prepared! Although this mountain is very famous and popular for climbers, few people do this ascent ski touring. From its summit we will marvel at the views over La Paz, the Altiplano and the Cordillera Real.

Tempted by this ski touring week in the Cordillera Real? Then please send me a request, as I would love to guide you there! And if you are looking for a shorter trip you can have a look at this other ski mountaineering one in Huayna Potosi.

Meeting point

At El Alto airport in La Paz.




Day 1: Arrival to La Paz

Arrival to El Alto airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Trek to Muela del Diablo

Trek to Muela del Diablo, a small peak near La Paz, for acclimatization.

Day 3: Janq'u Uyu base camp

Day 4: Janq'u Uyu summit (5520m)

We ascend to the summit and then ski down and return to the base camp.

Day 5: Return to La Paz

Day 6: Huayna Potosi base camp

Day 7: Huayna Potosi high camp (5270m)

Ascent to the high camp, accommodation at the hut.

Day 8: Huayna Potosi summit (6088m)

Ascent to the summit, then ski down and return to the base camp. Return to La Paz.

Day 9: Transfer to aiport

About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Bolivia

I worked for several adventure tourism companies in Bolivia, guiding mountaineering, rock climbing, ski touring and ice climbing.

I love all the mountain activities, and travelled all along the Andes range, climbing peaks like Illampu, Chachacomani, Telata, Tiquimani, Sajama, Parinacota, Pisco in Peru and Aconcagua in Argentina.

I also did ascents in the Alps and in Australia.

I was trained in Chamonix by the French mountaineering school (ENSA).

I also worked as instructor in Bolivia’s guiding school, training new guides.

Get in touch with me if you are interested in discovering any of the unique mountain spots in Bolivia!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2887 each

Group of 5

USD 722 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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