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Huayna Potosi

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Address: , La Paz, Bolivia
Phone Number: 59122971543
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Altitud 6000

We had a great experience with altitud 6000. Make sure if you book this trip to do this locally. We paid almost twice the normal price because we booked it through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a great experience with altitud 6000. Make sure if you book this trip to do this locally. We paid almost twice the normal price because we booked it through southamericaplanet.com who booked us a trip with altitud. Make sure you acclimatise at least a week on > 3500 m and don't do the death road before the summit.

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Chicoutimi, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are looking for climbing up the Huayna Potosi, most of the companies you will find in Sagarnaga street (La Paz) offer similar services; that, even if you pay twice the price. Most of the guides have sufficient experience and/or proper training in mountaineering; the food is sufficient and good; the equipment is used but should do the job.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We booked our Huayna Potosi hike with Adolfo Andino and I can really recommend it. The food was very good, our guide Gonzalo was very patient and because of him we reached the summit - which was just amazing! We did 3-day trip which was really helpful to aclimatize so do not go for 2-day one if you are not... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A great mountain to trek up, mostly well trod paths up the glacier, one more technical section up an icy wall, some steep sections and some exposure near the summit. Need to be well acclimatised at 5,000m and above, as a strenuous ascent at high altitude, and need to be roped up due to dangers of crevasses on glacier, with... More 

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We completed a combined 5 day Condoriri hike and summit of Huyana Potosi, with the Huyana Potosi Travel Agency. The trek was fantastic, taking in huge vistas of the Condoriri mountain, many lakes and spectacular valleys before finishing at the Huyana Potosi base camp. The tour agency has it´s own, well equiped and comfortable refugio´s. The summit of Huyana Potosi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

i think that if you have some prior experience in high altitude climbing the this would be one of the easiest 6thousand mountains, however do not underestimate it, you will be challenged physically and mentally, trust me if you are looking for a magnificent view and earning an awesome feeling you have to climb Huayna Potosi! other info: the food... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our guide, Esteban, wasn't sympathic at all and was really pessimistic about our chances to succeed since the begining. All the people who've succeed I met told me that was in big part thanks to their guide who encouraged them at the difficults moments (where you necessarily pass through) and help them to reach the top, what Esteban didn't do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

wonderful place, wonderful people but hard because no oxygen think to take a pull over because temperature can be under O,

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I went on the 3 days climbing of the Huayna Potosi with the "All Transports" agency. I had a great experience with them. The guides are nice, competents and certified. Prices are within average with the other agencies and they accepted to include some extra equipment with no extra cost (about 900 BS, depending on your bargain skills). The equipment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It really is tough but no certain skills are required. Very important: either bring your own sleeping bag or make sure the company gives you a proper one, otherwise you will freeze all night. So if you like hiking, give it a try!

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