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Huayna Potosi

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A technical easy mountain over 6000m's, a good climb for beginners. Great for a first big mountain experience with great views of the Cordillera Real and mountains near La Paz. physically demanding, some acclimatization is need before attempting...more
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Calle Linares # 940, La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although this is a beginner summit in terms of technical skills it is still physically difficult however completely achievable with the professionalism of a climb organised by German Mountain Guide (search that name on Facebook). I believe anyone with a good strength/fitness base is capable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience with Gérman and Super Mario. This is a challenging summit but Mario and Gérman make the experience easy and achievable. I highly recommend these two for your Huayna Potosi summit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just finished this trek and I have to say it was really tough. I'm not that fit at the moment, but still managed to make it to the top. You just need to go slow and keep putting one food in front of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can only encourage you not to go with Climbing South America!!! You will have the worst base camp of all, where you will have to walk over slippery stones with plastic shoes until the snow starts. That is extremely dangerous! Their gear is ancient...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobertW2372
ClimbingSA, Manager at Huayna Potosi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robert, Jeff here, the manger of climbing. I just read you comments. First we don't control the base camps and they are pretty much all the same. It's basic services only. Base camp huts are run by people from the community near by. As...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked through "Refugio Huayna Potosi Travel Agency & Tour Operator" (1000 Bs. per person = great value for a 3d/2n all included tour. We didn't even try and bargain down). We had a good/great experience and I would recommend that agency for the reasons...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I have done many treks before in Canada, but nothing before had taken my breath away like this trek. Truly amazing views from the summit as the sun comes up. We decided to go with Altitud 6000 as we noticed they had good reviews. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Went on the 3-Day trek to huayna potosí with climbing South America. It Was the Best and most demanding experience ever! If you want to Know your physical as well as mental limits go here! Definitely recommendable!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We just finished our 3 day tour with High Camp Lodge. We did not made it to the top (as we're actually not that sporty), but we made it to 5800 meter, which was a personal record and totally worth it. Even if you don't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clara H
Reviewed October 13, 2018

It was Sep 6th 2018 when I took a trip to Bolivia to attempt the Huyana Potosi summit. I make all the arrangements with Andean Ascents. The company is run by Alexander von Ungern, a young swiss german who lives in Bolivia since 2010. A...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I did the 3D/2N with the Agency “All Transport” and can totally recommend it. They are tour operators themselves, include all the gear, a professional guide, food, transport, etc. for 1000 bolivianos. Our guide (we were 2) Santos has more than 20 years of experience,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 13, 2018|
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Response from Marcela H | Reviewed this property |
You can book Huyana Potosi climb even one day before the actual trip begins. I am not sure about the conditions in February though. And i agree you should be acclimatized prior to your arrival to La Paz. Huana Potosi and... More
Valeria T
November 29, 2018|
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Response from ClimbingSA | Property representative |
The majority of the people climbing the mountain have no experience. The 3 day trip will help with getting used to the equipment and also help with some acclimatizing. The climb it self uses basic climbing techniques, but... More
Andres M
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
Ive paid the same and it is really well worth the money!
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