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Huayna Potosi Trek 3D/2N


Huayna Potosi Trek 3D/2N

Day 1: La Paz-Huayna Potosi Base Camp, Bolivia

Start your trip being picked up and transferred to Base Camp where you will begin your training on the old glacier.

La Paz to Huayna Potosi Base Camp transfer (L/D)
After being picked-up in La Paz, you will be transferred to Base Camp. After lunch, you will begin your training on the old glacier, where you will learn basic mountaineering and cramponing techniques, how to walk on ice and snow, and the use of the ice axe and ropes. Overnight at Base Camp.

Day 2: Huayna Potosi Base Camp-High Camp, Bolivia

Today you will hike for 2 or 3 hours along a rocky trail until reaching the 2nd camp, located on a large plateau at 5,200 metres.

Huayna Potosi Base Camp to High Camp trek (B/L/D)
After a nice breakfast and lunch you will hike for 2 or 3 hours along a rocky trail until reaching the 2nd camp, located on a large plateau at 5,200 metres. Here, after setting up the equipment, enjoy a delicious dinner and go to sleep early so you can get a good night's rest to be prepared for the summit attempt. Overnight at High Camp.

Day 3: High Camp-La Paz, Bolivia

Trek to arrive to the summit after approximately 5 hours and enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in the Andes! Your trip will end after being dropped in La Paz.

Climb to the summit & transfer to La Paz(B/L)
Wake up at 01:00 am in the very early morning. This super-alpine start is necessary in order to have enough time to climb to the summit and back down to base camp the same day. After re-checking all the equipment you will depart and head up to the steep section of the glacier that will take you to the ramp heading to the summit pyramid. After approximately 5 hours of trekking, you should be at the summit of Huayna Potosi at an impressive 6,088 meters. Enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in the Andes! From north to south across the Cordillera Real, admire the impressive collection of peaks (more than twenty 5,000-metre peaks are in this range and six are 6,000 meters or higher). Towards the east you will be looking into the Upper Amazon Basin, and towards the west is the sapphire-colored and mythical Lake Titicaca. After taking pictures on the summit, it is time to head back down, reaching the high camp after a three or four-hour hike, before continuing down to base camp. You will be arriving approximately at midday. After having lunch and time to take a nice shower, you will be transferred back to La Paz.


What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
No Local Payment


2 night(s) accommodation included

Local transport

  • Round trip private transfers


  • 2 Breakfast(s)
  • 3 Lunch(es)
  • 2 Dinner(s)

Additional info


This is a challenging but rewarding trek, with a 4-hour ascent on Day 2, and on Day 3 a sunrise hike starting at 1am, summiting around 6am, and finishing back at base camp at 10 or 11am. The ascents are done at high altitude, and the entire trek requires physical fitness and stamina for long uphill climbs.


Huayna Potosi is a beginner level mountain climb over a 3 day period including basic training, equipment and a rare chance to get over 6000 meters without being an experienced climber. However, do not underestimate the climb, you need to be determined and well acclimatized, spending at least several days at altitude.


Backpack, mountain trousers, thermal underwear, two polar sweaters, sun block, sun glasses, head lamp, water bottles, mountain sleeping bag (-10°C), extra personal daypack, wool gloves, scarf, thermal hat, thermal socks, chocolates, camera, extra batteries and memory card (there is limited to no electricity available during the trek), waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit.


The tour is run from min 2 pax and if there is only one pax, you will have to pay for a private departure

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