Mountaineering in Bolivia : ascent of Huayna Potosi

Duration : 3 days


Level : somewhat difficult

from 395 € / p. from 1 to 10 persons

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I propose you to climb together the Huayna Potosi, an imposing pyramid of snow and ice which stands at 6094 meters above sea level not far from the city of La Paz in Bolivia.

Although very popular and regularly climbed by tourist agencies, its ascent is not to be underestimated. It is therefore a real mountaineering outing that we will experience together here.

If you want to climb other beautiful peaks of the Bolivian Andes, I also suggest the following ascents:


D1: La Paz - Paso Zongo route.
Visit of the Milluni miners' cemetery.
Snow exercices on the nearby glacier.
Night in a refuge at the altitude of 4780 meters.

D2 : Climb to the high camp.
By a good path between the stones, ascent to the high camp at 5180 meters which is in fact a small and quite comfortable hut.
3 hours of walking.

D3: Ascent of Huayna Potosi.
Very early departure toward the summit. The progression is varied although not very technical.
Arrival at the summit shortly after sunrise (5 hours of ascent), then descent and transfer back to La Paz.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the English-speaking mountain guide (1 guide / 2 people).
  • Private transport La Paz - Paso Zongo (round trip).
  • The cook and complete food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), with drinking water at will.
  • Carriers for transporting the bags.
  • Collective equipment: rope, ice screws, crevasse rescue kit.
  • Fees and other local charges.
  • A small handcrafted souvenir.
  • First aid kit, emergency oxygen, satellite phone...
Number of participants 1 2 or 3 4 to 7 8 to 10
Price per person 780€ 480€ 415€ 395€

The price does not include

  • Return flight to La Paz.
  • The hotel in La Paz (but I'll be happy to help you book it).
  • Insurance.
  • Sleeping bag and other individual mountaineering equipment (can be rented in La Paz at reasonable prices).
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Refuge in Paso Zongo and tent in the high camp.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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