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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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High Camp Lodge

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We climbed in June 2016 and we can not fault the guides who lead our group. There were remarkable safe and ensured everyone was looked after. However we felt the company (high camp lodge) let us down. I specifically choose the company because they said they had size 49 boots but on day one it turned out there maximum size... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Undertaking the Huayna Potosi climbing is a all project. We chose the Vacuña agency on Illampu street, which was very good. Make sure you have warm, very warm clothes. Make sure you are well aclimarized to altitude and that you are fit. A good physical condition and altitude acclimating is NECESSARY to make it to the top. Your efforts will... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My brother and I booked a tour up Huayna Potosi with High Camp Lodge and we very pleased with the experience from start to finish! Franz was both prompt and honest in his communications and proficient in English. We rented sleeping bags and they were both clean and warm enough for both base camp and high camp. Our Guide William... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is much more physically demanding than most people tend to say, but it's not very technical, in essence it's a snow footpath. If you're fit and determined you'll make it, if you aren't then you probably don't have much chance. It was incredibly rewarding to make it to the summit, the views and sunrise were awesome. Although even if... More 

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