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Ski touring on Huayna Potosi, roundtrip from La Paz, Bolivia (2 days)

Alexander, an IFMGA-certified guide, will lead you on this spectacular 2-day ski touring trip on Huayna Potosi, near La Paz, Bolivia, where you will be privy to some of the most spectacular views in South America, as well as take part in the uncommon experience of skiing from the summit of this mighty mountain.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Scale the summit of the famous and beautiful Huayno Potosi mountain

  • Ski down the mountain through stunning scenery with awesome views!

  • Access the mountain in a very short time from La Paz

Description

Join me on this unforgettable 2-day ski touring trip and we will experience a truly special and unique adventure, as we scale the summit of the towering and beautiful Huayna Potosi, near La Paz, Bolivia, and then descend from the summit on skis, winding our way across crevassed sections whilst also taking in the stunning and captivating views on offer.

Located just 25km North of the Bolivian capital city of La Paz, Huayna Potosi is one of the most popular mountains to visit in the country, as the sweeping panoramic views from the top are absolutely magnificent, with the vast open valleys below stretching out in to the horizon.

We meet in La Paz on the first day, where we dispense all relevant safety and equipment information, and then drive for an hour and a half to a point approximately 4800m up the mountain.

We then continue up to where we will set up camp for the night, the 5270m high “Casa de Guias”.

We set off early the next morning to climb the remaining 800m to the summit, utilizing our equipment such as skins and crampons, and it is from here that the funnest part of the trip starts, as we strap on our skis and begin the descent down the slopes.

Along the way we will encounter some gorgeous and exquisite landscape, terrain and scenery, as the clouds will literally be beneath us as we traipse and travail our way down the pristine, untouched powder while breathing in the fresh and crisp Andean air.

The activity finishes on the afternoon of the second day, as we drive back to La Paz from the mountain, hopefully having given you a thrilling and memorable experience and increased your love for this special region.

Ski touring on Huayna Potosi is a truly brilliant experience – book now so you don’t miss out!

We also offer ski touring in Janq’u Uyu, Cordillera Real, Bolivia, right here!

Accommodation

Accommodation is in a mountain hut with beds. Clients need to bring their own sleeping bag.

More info

People need previous acclimatization (one week above 3500m), good skiing skills and their own ski touring gear (skis, boots, skins, beacon). I can provide, harness, crampons and helmet.

Meeting point

We meet at your hotel.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Meet and ascent

Meet in La Paz, drive to mountain, climb to high camp “Casa de Guias”, camp overnight.

Day 2: Descend and finish

Get up early and scale the summit of the mountain, descend mountain on skis, drive back to La Paz.


About the guide

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I am a Swiss fellow who got trained as an evolutionary biologist (Msc), and briefly worked as a Bioinformatician, which was definitely interesting, but I have to acknowledge that I had a hard time spending every workday in front of a computer.

I live in La Paz since 2011, and dedicated myself to guiding since then. In the meanwhile I graduated as a IFMGA mountain guide, my specialties being rock climbing, skiing and mixed routes.

I won't be your cheapest option near La Paz, but I offer uncommon trips, love to share all the knowledge I acquired in the past decade, thanks to the languages I speak, and make sure people I guide spend a great time with quality services.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 877 each

Group of 2

USD 568 each

Group of 3

USD 568 each

Group of 4

USD 568 each

Group of 5

USD 516 each

Group of 6

USD 516 each

Group of 7

USD 464 each

Group of 8

USD 464 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

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price does not include: hotel accommodation in La Paz the night before and/or after the trip, personal ski touring gear


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