Charquini - North route (Full day)

Eduardo, Huayna Potosi as seen from the Charquini.

We started our trip from the city of La Paz very early in the morning, in the direction of the Zongo lagoon, located at the base of Huayna Potosi (4,700 m).

After completing the necessary preparations, our ascent to Charquini Mountain began. After an hour’s walk, we reached the point where the ascent to the northern slope of the mountain began.

After completing the moraine section, we entered the glacier, which was technically easy to climb. After two hours of trekking on the glacier, we successfully reached the summit of Charquini (5,430 m).

After a short rest and some photographs, we started the descent by the same route. Finally, we arrived at the Laguna Zongo refuge, where our vehicle was waiting to take us back to the city of La Paz.


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