Climbing Huayna Potosí (3 days) – Bolivian Mountain Guides

Climbing Huayna Potosí (3 days)


Huayna Potosí (6,088 m)

The Huayna Potosí is one of the snowcaps preferred by the climbers, due to its ascension characteristics and its singular beauty.

This program is recommended for people with little acclimatization and without experience.

So the first day is given a basic instruction, necessary for the ascension.


Day 1.- The first day we will leave La Paz towards Laguna Zongo (4,750m) where we will camp. Then we will make a short walk to the base of the glacier, where we will spend the afternoon practicing different techniques in the ice (walking, climbing, rappelling, rescue techniques, etc.).

Day 2.- After breakfast we will start the ascent (mostly in rock) to the Rock Camp (5,135m). Hiking time for 2-3 hours moraine.

Day 3.- This day we will start very early to reach the summit (6,088 m). From the top of the peak we can enjoy views of the altiplano, La Paz, the valleys that enter the jungle, Lake Titicaca and the entire Cordillera Real. Then we will begin our descent back to the high camp and then to base camp where our vehicle will be waiting for us to return to La Paz.

Gregorio Mamani Q.

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