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3-Day Huayana Potosi Trek
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Mountaineering, Climbing, Walking

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    Dutch, English, Spanish


Summit the Huayna Potosi in the northeast of La Paz, one of the easiest 6000m mountains to climb in the world and deservedly one of Bolivia’s most popular climbs. A complete beginners trek with amazing, magnificent views of the Cordillera Real, Lake Titikaka, and the Altiplano, this is a trek to not miss!

  • Learn basic ice climbing and mountaineering  techniques from experts
  • Trek up the High camp 
  • Summit the Huayna Potosi
  • Day 1: La Paz to Pasa Zongo expand_more
    • Drive from La Paz to Paso Zongo.
    • Once at Paso Zongo, have some lunch.
    • Walk to the lower glacier after lunch.
    • Learn some basic ice climbing and mountaineering techniques at the lower glacier.
    • Practice these techniques with the guides and our climbing equipment.
    • Revise ice climbing techniques on small ice walls with safety ropes in place.

     Overnight stay.

  • Day 2: High Camp trek expand_more
    • Climb up to high camp. High camp is on a rock buttress at an altitude of 5200m, at the base of the glacier. The walk is on a well-used rock path.

    • Get your gear ready for the next day.

    • Rest and rehydrate for the rest of the day.

  • Day 3: High Camp Summit expand_more
    • Start climbing with your crampons on and the rest of your climbing gear.
    • Follows a trail on the glacier as you climb. There are 2 steep sections you will come across, one at around 5600m, called the Pala Chica. Here the trail goes through a small ice and snow wall.
    • Continue the trail on the glacier up to 6000m.
    • View the summit from here. The last section of the summit offers great climbing.
    • Have a short rest and then pack our gear to head back down to base camp.
    • Transport back to La Paz.
What's Included
  • English-speaking La Paz mountain guide (2 clients to 1 guide)

  • Meals as mentioned, including drinks at camp meals (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)

  • All private transport

  • Porters to bring the gear up and down from high camp

  • Cook  

  • 2 night’s hostel (base camp, high camp of Huayna Potosi)

  • Equipment for the mountain, ropes, and protection

  • Personal equipment eg double boots, crampons, ice ax, etc

What's Excluded
  • Personal clothing

  • Personal insurance

  • Extra services not mentioned in the program

  • Tips

Know before you go
  • Experience required: 1 - 2 – no experience / some experience
  • Grade of climb: Normal route II/AD- 50°
  • Season: Dry season: days are mild and nights are cold
Meeting Point

La Paz, Bolivia

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 1 USD 505 Per Person

This is a group tour

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USD 505 / person