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Huayna Potosi

Calle Linares # 940, La Paz, Bolivia
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A technical easy mountain over 6000m's, a good climb for beginners. Great for a first big mountain experience with great views of the Cordillera Real and mountains near La Paz. physically demanding, some acclimatization is need before attempting this trip.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Linares # 940, La Paz, Bolivia
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"high camp"
in 31 reviews
"base camp"
in 26 reviews
"ice climbing"
in 13 reviews
"altitude sickness"
in 9 reviews
"sleeping bag"
in 7 reviews
"private guide"
in 6 reviews
"hardest thing"
in 4 reviews
"tough hike"
in 3 reviews
"day tour"
in 10 reviews
"head torch"
in 2 reviews
"hour hike"
in 2 reviews
"perfect pace"
in 2 reviews
"ice walls"
in 2 reviews
"south america"
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"climbing experience"
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"days nights tour"
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"lower quality"
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Reviewed yesterday

My boyfriend and I recently climbed Huayna Potosí with Andean Ascents, and we had an absolutely amazing time! I spent a lot of time researching agencies and chose A.A. because it was the only company I found that works exclusively with UIAGM/IFMGA (International Federation of...More

Thank maddog2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Climbing South America helped us a lot with an excellent organisation and an experienced very good guide. Huayna Potosi is one of the most beautiful summit of cordillera real. It is told to be an "easy 6000" but believe me, nothing is easy at this...More

Thank coulapic7
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

I went to Huayna with High Camp Lodge agency, because I've read a lot of good comments here. I didn't have a good sleeping bag, but I had two summer bags. Anyway, I negotiate a bit and for regular price for three days which is...More

Thank Arsen K
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I went with Dr. Hugo Berrios on a one day glacier/ice climb. Dr. Hugo is very attentive. He actually picked me up from my hostel the day before the trip so I can try on equipment. He also dropped me off after. The day of...More

Thank rude_nurse85
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Many agencies offer this tour and it is critical to choose the right one. After reading many great reviews I decided I would go with Huayna Potosi Agencia. I got to the office in the afternoon and met Dr. Hugo's wife who was busy doing...More

Thank AlexKdeMontreal
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Can highly recommemd this climb - brilliant experience and met some great people. We found HCL to be very professional and great value for money. Carlos our guide was very responsible and friendly - all in all an amazing 3 days.

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I usually don't write the review unless I got pushed by the agency hah. But this time I'm writing my first ice climbing experience in Bolivia out of my gratitude. I booked a total 5 days private Climbing (2 days Pequeño Alpamayo + 3 days...More

Thank Veronica H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Prices for all agencies for the 3 day tour to the summit range from 900-1100 Bs with this agency in the higher end. Before the booking we discussed with Dr. Hugo when we could do the tour the earliest (we just arrived in la Paz)....More

1  Thank Silberhans
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my mum took part in the 3 day tour by High Camp Lodge. The tour itself was perfectly organized and all the guides were very friendly. We had 1 guide for 2 persons. So even if somebody wanted to turn around the other...More

Thank Robon B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

After reading many reviews of different tour agencies we decided to go with High Camp Lodge doing the 3 day/2 night option as they had good reviews at reasonable prices. Climbing South America were also really helpful and have good reviews but a little more...More

4  Thank Highlandergal
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Andres M
13 March 2018|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
Ive paid the same and it is really well worth the money!
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Cui G
29 December 2017|
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Response from ClimbingSA | Property representative |
Hi there January is not the best time to climb , you can go by yourself as a private tour for one person it does cost more. As it’s the low season there are not groups leaving every day. Jeff
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Cui G
29 December 2017|
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Response from AlexLemonnier | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can contact on Facebook « German mountainguide - La Paz », he is a professional private guide that accept single client.
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