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Huayna Potosi

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Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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A technical easy mountain over 6000m's to climb for beginners. Good for a...

A technical easy mountain over 6000m's to climb for beginners. Good for a first big mountain experience with great views of the Cordillera Real mountains near La Paz. physically demanding, some acclimatization is need before attempting this trip.

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Great mountaineering experience, 6088m !

During the rainy season, It's not so easy due to the large amounts of fresh snow. The day I reached the summit, we were 12 people + guides and we all did it !

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lyon, France

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Lyon, France
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During the rainy season, It's not so easy due to the large amounts of fresh snow. The day I reached the summit, we were 12 people + guides and we all did it !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with High Camp Lodge (booked through the Extreme Sports travel agency) and thought they were incredible. While the hike itself is a fierce personal challenge, our guides couldn't have done any more for us. They cook good food, are friendly and do everything possible to get you to the summit within your limits. 1 guide per two clients... More 

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Thank Ronan D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a 3 day trek with agency Refugio Huyana Potosi of Dr. Hugo Berrios and we can highly recommend the trip with this agency to anyone interested in serious hiking. We went to a few different agencies and found the best deal here. We could tell it is a professional mountaineering outfit dedicated to just climbing. Our tour... More 

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Thank Sean O
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked through Altitude 6000, although it wasn't the cheapest option it was definitely the best. Our two guides were very attentive and good fun, keeping us plied with food and coca de mate they were able to stave off the worst of the altitude sickness allowing all four of my group to summit safely. The other group of eight... More 

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Thank Morgan B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1. Book with high camp lodge through the xtreme downhill office. Our qualified guide had climbed the mountain 700 times and spoke english. 2. Make sure you take the aclimitizing thing seiously, you need 5 days above 3000meters or you will end up like us getting altitude sickness and not being able to summit. Altitude sickness will ruin your climb.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climb to the peak and it will be the best you've ever done. Most most unforgettable memory! It was safe, only experienced climbers go. Many different and great companies to go through. A must do

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Thank roosterkurt
New York
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Huayna Potosi, is an attraction and a personal challenge, I did with my friends the tour and ascent of three days, the truth is majestic the sight of this place, the physical expense is enormous, I suggest to get acclimatized some days in La Paz, and then to try it.

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Thank Allison C
Kilkee, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really difficult climb for me as I was suffering from food poisoning but the guides and Juancho at Altitud got me up there. Thanks again.

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Thank Brian C
Sucre, Bolivia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with Inca Land Tours. Absolutely brilliant company. Found them in the really touristy part of La Paz. Seemed better than others I looked at. They give you A LOT of kit. Very helpful and answered all my questions. Loved the climb. Felt very safe.

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Thank Katherine L
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent company with experienced guides. It's a big night of climbing. Best to acclimatize a few days in la Paz & take 3 days as I got AMS despite the meds. Cost 1400bs, one guide each. You have to come all the way down after so you will be tired

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