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Huayna Potosi

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Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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heck of a climb

still difficult for an amateur, but possible! having an excellent guide helps a lot. Definitely one of those things that hurt while doing but are remembered as a highlight

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

still difficult for an amateur, but possible! having an excellent guide helps a lot. Definitely one of those things that hurt while doing but are remembered as a highlight

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The mountain is beautiful but PLEASE don't use Adolfo. He lied to us about so many things previous to the trek and his equipment is terrible. He tried to send us off with broken sleeping bags, broken jackets, wet gloves and more. Only because we thoroughly checked all of our equipment did we have mostly alright things. However he didn't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Irinero, the person in charge of Oasis Bolivia, on Sagarnaga Street in La Paz simply lies and gets people’s money and puts their lives in danger. Four 22-year old guys and myself were in one group to climb Huayna Potosi from January 7-9, 2017. I had my own equipment but Irinero did not even provide the most important and basic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience. I absolutely recomend this agency! The only thing was the food was not always enough. But the equipment was perfect they helped us with every thing we needed without charging an extra fee. You should try this agency.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The experience itself is incredible. Learning how to ice climb and scaling a 6000m moutanin is pretty exhilarating. We went with Altitude 6000 and they were excellent. We were three people and they gave us two guides. We also had a cook and a driver. The food was incredible and the portions were generous. The guides spoke English and were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Wanting to do this in December, I spent a bit of time looking into the weather forecasts and talked to different agencies. It's pretty obvious that none of them look at the forecast and will always tell you it's fine, and also easy and all that. The one notable exception is the Huayna Potosí Mountain Agency which will pull up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I will split this to 3 parts and rate them differently The mountain 4 The climb starts at night, one sees nothing around except a few meters ahead. At some point some light appears in the sky which eventually turns out to be La Paz and El Alto, just a wonderful view. shortly before sunrise, one starts seeing the mountain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

I used the agency all transport to go to the top of the Huayana Potosi, the guide Felix was very good and experimented. The orga'isation was very good, the food, the lodge. The experience' really awesome!! A great challenge, the last day of the 3 days was extremely tough, all in all a trail of 10hours, 5hrs to go to... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I considered Climbing South America (1200 BOB for 3 days), High Camp Lodge (1000 BOB for 3 days) and Altitud6000 (1300 BOB for 3 days) based on the reviews here. In the end I went for Climbing South America as it was the only company of these three doing a three day tour on the day I wanted. (Unfortunately I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

This was a really incredible experience. It's really tough but I highly recommend it to anyone who is physically fit and has already done some stuff at high altitude. I'm a very laid back guy and fully endorse self-responsibility but the lack of training on the two day expedition with High Camp Lodge was astounding and frankly unsafe. I was... More 

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