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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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Wonderful, magic, intense and very sportive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mc F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Mc F
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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Technically straight forward but physicality demanding climb. Anyone in a good physical shape and with good acclimatization level should be able to to do it. Acclimatization is key. The 2 day option offered by most agencies is way too rushed and significantly reduces chances of success. Slow and steady is the rule. It is a good idea to visit Chacaltaya... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I just wanna recommend to do this climbing in three days, because of the altitud adaptation, I saw many people having high sickness and not arriving to the top. Also when you do 3 days, one day you practice climbing thecnics which is important in this climbing at 6.088 meters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Huayna Potosi was incredible - both the views and challenge were well worth it!! High Camp Lodge was an excellent company to go with. Very reasonable price, and all gear was provided (plastic boots, crampons, fleece pants/jacket, over pants/jacket, gloves, balaclava, head torch, ice axe). All safety gear seemed to be in excellent condition (ropes, harnesses, helmets). Transport, food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Awesome climb. It was my first climb over 6000 meters, which was why I chose huayna potosi because it is supposed to be very easy. The actual climb is quite easy, the only thing that is difficult is the altitude. It's not actually as easy as they make it seem but it's still not incredibly hard, 5/6 people in our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Have just got back from climbing to the summit of Huayna Potosi with our guide Pedro. Its has been the highlight of Bolivia so far. We did three days,on the mountain, the first learning to walk in cramp-ons and climbing with the ice axes. The second day we hiked up to high camp, then early day three pushed for the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I had limited time to visit the Cordillera Real and just a couple of hours to find a guide agency, a few days before we wanted to start. We stopped by the Alberth Bolivia Tours / Hiking Bolivia office and immediately liked Juan the owner. We discussed with him what we wanted to do, as well as... More 

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