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Climbing

3d2n Huayna Potosí, 6.088m - climbing

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03d2n Huayna Potosí - 6,088m Climbing

Technical facts:

Duration: 3 days 2 nights
Altitude gain: 1388m above sea level
Technical difficulty: AD/AI 1.
Base camp: 4,700m
High camp: 5,100m
Highlights:

The most popular summit in Bolivia.
Impressive beauty and easy access.
Magnificent views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and Lake Titicaca.
Attempt to reach the summit
Huayna Potosi is the most climbed 6,000m peak in the Cordillera Real. This is due to its easy access and non-technical characteristics. The normal route is the preferred option for most mountaineers taking on this challenge.

NOTE: This tour is for those who are looking for adventure, with an acclimatisation to tolerate the altitude, a good physical condition is required.

DESCRIPTION: CLIMBING THE HUAYNA POTOSÍ MOUNTAIN


1st day: La Paz - Base camp

We will pick you up from your hotel in La Paz at 09:00 to drive to the Paso de Zongo Refuge, a 2 hour drive to the base camp. On the way we pass by the small Milluni lagoon.

Once we arrive at the base camp refuge (4,720m), we will have a short break and settle into the hut, then we will start a 40 minute walk up the glacier to practice climbing and get used to the altitude; after the climbing practice we will return to the base camp hut where we will spend the night.

Overnight at base camp hut.

2nd day: Base camp - High camp

Today, after a good breakfast, we start our ascent to "Campo Alto" at 5000m. The route is well marked and leads to a prominent moraine rim where we will find our lodge at 5000m. After a short break we will check our equipment. We will have an early lunch and try to get some rest to be refreshed when we start our ascent to the summit the next day.

Night at high camp.

3rd day: Attempt to reach the summit - return to base camp and La Paz

After a very early breakfast (around midnight) we will start climbing up the glacier, aiming for the east face and reaching the Pala. We will then continue all the way to the top, reaching the summit of Huayna Potosi (6080m) after about six hours of climbing. Once at the top, we'll enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Andes and the sun rising in the east.After a while we start to descend, arriving back at "Campo Alto" and then on to base camp, where our vehicles will be waiting to take us back to La Paz.


Included in the programme:

- Private transport

- Specialised English speaking mountain guide, 1 certified guide for every 2 clients

- We provide the following at no extra cost: Ropes, carabiners, helmet, crampons, plastic boots, gaiters, harness, ice axe.

- Sleeping bag -5 Celsius
- Personal porters to carry your mountain equipment and personal belongings (we recommend limiting the weight to 10 kilos per person).

- Delicious fresh meals during the expedition

- One night in mountain hut at base camp 4,700 m.a.s.l.

- One night in mountain hut at high camp 5,100 m.a.s.l.

- All entrance fees and permits

- Oxygen tank

- Personal equipment
- Warm clothing, sunglasses, cleaning equipment
- All insurances, medical expenses, evacuation costs

- Additional costs for unforeseen events beyond the control of Pukina Travel, we recommend that you take out insurance to cover such costs.

- Tips and gratuities (optional)
- Bottled beverages, alcoholic beverages

- Extras

 

Please contact us at this email to discuss budget: info@pukinatravel.com  or WhatsApp: +591-73088333



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