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Huayna Potosi

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Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Fun easy climb but you need to be acclimatised

I climbed this 6000m peak with a guide, we left the refugee at around 2.30am, summitted at 7 and were back in La Paz by 1ish. It is not a technically difficult mountain, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Brad S
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I climbed this 6000m peak with a guide, we left the refugee at around 2.30am, summitted at 7 and were back in La Paz by 1ish. It is not a technically difficult mountain, and the views from the summit are spectacular. BUT it is very high, and (although I had a perfect day, clear with no wind and maybe -5... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the 3 day/ 2 night mountaineering excursion with All Transport, La Paz. The agent, Richard was kind, knowledgable and accommodated all of our needs. The equipment provided by All Transport was of a quality suitable for us novice climbers. Our guide, Augustine is UIAGM qualified with over 15 years of mountain guiding experience. Our summit success was owed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the tour with Adolfo because he seemed like a good guide and he told me about all his experience regarding climbing mountains. He gave me several good advices to help me out on the mountain and promised me that I would get to the top, which I did! To be fair, most of the agencies just book the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Potosi, once the wealthiest town in the world due its silver mines, boasts many things on paper BUT today apart from the bus station to continue the journey to Copacabana and Lake Titicaca, I'm sorry to say, was a major let-down. Restaurants were few..streets and buildings were of a forgotten time and the wealth has gone, gone, gone . Such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Not technically difficult but the altitude is a struggle so make sure you acclimatise (several days at 4000m). High Camp Lodge were excellent, especially Mariella in the office. Guides Were knowledgable and food was good given the remoteness. Definitely recommend but don't take the feat lightly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Huayana Potosi mountain. Amazing experience but dont underestimate how hard this can be. All the agencies make out anyone can do it. But you need to be fit, acclimatised and have a head for heights ( i dont ). Made no mistake you be making your way with crampons and icr axes with huge drops right next to you. However... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

High Camp Lodge company: We were referred here after biking "death road" with Xtreme Downhill. After reading a few positive reviews here, we decided on the date to go with High Camp Lodge, and were very happy with the experience. After checking the weather (search "mountain weather Huayna Potosi," Keep in mind the most difficult parts are from 0100-0700 climbing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

It was an amazing experience to climb Huyana Potosi but it was not easy. Unless you've done multiple high altitude climbs it should not be undertaken on a whim. The summit night/day is 12 hours of trekking in crampons on steep snow and ice mostly in darkness with the obvious impacts of high altitude. I've ran a marathon and climber... More 

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La Paz Department, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Often sold by eager tour companies as an easy accent. Clearly it is not. It is 6000m, which just walking is enough, let alone altitude and climate. Make sure the company is decent and you allow yourself time at base camp.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Huayna Potosi is an awesome experience. It is dubbed one of the "easiest" 6000 meter mountains to climb as there is no real climbing involved, but actually it is still HARD. Even though it has been one of the most difficult hikes of my life, it has also been the most rewarding. The view from the mountain's summit at sunrise... More 

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