Huayna Potosí known for being one of the most beautiful and accessible mountains in Bolivia. It is 6088 meters high (19,973 feet). It is technically easy and recommended for beginners.
Day 1: We pick you up from your hotel at 9:00 in the morning. We start a 2.5 hour trip to the base camp, 4800 m.s.n.m. (15,748 ft) upon arrival we will have lunch and then we will test the equipment and train on the glacier. Previously we will leave the base camp and we will go to the high camp, 5300 m. (17,060 feet above sea level), around 3 hours of walking. We will rest and acclimatize to the altitude.
Day 2: Approximately 1 a.m. m., we will leave the high camp and climb to the top. It will take 4-6 hours to arrive. We will be at the top (6088 m.s.n.m.) at sunrise and we will stay there for a while and enjoy the views. Then we will return to the high camp to have breakfast and rest for about 2 hours. Then we will return to the base camp for lunch and then we will return to La Paz. We will be back in La Paz around 3 p.m.
You must be acclimatized to the altitude of La Paz before doing this climb.
Our guides are very experienced and have been climbing Bolivian mountains for years and have their credentials.
We can rent you whatever you need (sleeping bag, headlamp, etc.)
What to bring?
- Warm clothing (thermal underwear, thermal gloves, 3 pairs of socks)
- Additional appetizers
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
- Trekking boots/walking shoes
- Battery powered headlamp
- Sleeping bag
- Big and small backpack
- 2 liter water bottle
- 1 experienced mountaineering guide for every 2 passengers (speaks basic English)
- Climbing boots, piolet, harness, Crampons, climbing axe
- Pants, jacket, gloves
- 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Emergency oxygen (only for emergencies, if you have to descend early)
- Sleeping bag
Cancelation policy: Coca Travels reserves the right to cancel the tour if we believe circumstances could put passenger(s) in danger, i.e., civil unrest, road blockades or weather conditions. If Coca Travels cancel the tour, there will be a 100%. refund. If customer(s) cancel the tour due to whatever reason refunds are as follows: 24 hours or less before the tour: 0% refund. 48-24 hours before the tour: refund 50%. 48 or more hours before the tour: refund 100%. Credit card charges of 5% are excluded from refunds if cancelation is made on behalf of customer(s). In case of illness or family conditions, Coca Travels can provide a letter if needed for insurance claims.