Huayna Potosi 6088m -3DAYS

3 Days

Climbing Huayna Potosí 6088m is Bolivia ’s most popular major peak in the Cordillera Real. Located at just 25 km from the city of La Paz,  Huayna Potosi is known for its ease of access and imposing beauty as well as the fact that it is 88 meters over the magic 6000 meter figure. Huayna Potosi can be climbed by beginners with a competent guide and technical equipment. Beginners yes, but fit beginners; it’s quite steep toward the end and it’s a tough climb, but well worth the effort!

Our three day itinerary includes an afternoon of basic mountaineering instruction and a night of acclimatization at the 4700 meter base camp level, both of which increase your chance of summit success to climb Huayna Potosi 6088m.

This climb is for all the people who would like to climb over 6000 meter without high knowledge mountaineering techniques.

Physical Requirements

Although Huayna Potosí is usually deemed as the easiest climb over 6000 meters, it should not be taken lightly. Huayna Potosi can be climbed by complete beginners, that is true. Huayna Potosi is physically demanding, as the high altitude.

For that reason is recommended for who will climb it. Has a good fitness and acclimatization,  becasuse it will make the climb easier and more enjoyable.

Weather Conditions to climb Huayna Potosí

 As its high altitude, it is constantly cold all year round, with temperatures dropping below 0 degrees celsius. Most of the time is around – 10 degrees during the climb.

For that reason is recomended to climb with suitable equipment.

Best season to climb Huayna Potosí

The best season to climb Huayna potosí is between May and November, as this is the dry season in Bolivia, and will ensure optimal climbing conditions.

As it is a mountain with a higher demand, it is climbed all year round. including the rainy season (choosing the best days to climb).

Obviously, the success rate is less in the rainy season. Because the climb is more hader  with layers of fresh snow and sometimes with bad weather condition can not be Summited.

Huayna Potosí –  Climbing Route

Most of the people climb the Normal Route (the north Summit 6088m.) for its  ease of Access and. Ascend and descend is on same route.

From high camp  to Summit, the ascend usually lasts between 5 – 6  hours and  descend from Summit to high camp between 2 – 3  hours.

Huayna Potosi `s Normal Route 3 day version 

                                                             

TRIP INFO:

  • 3 days / 2 nights
  • 6088 m. / 19973 ft.
  • PD
  • May to November
  • Private transportation for the group
  • Base Camp 4700m. High Camp 5200m.
  • 2:1
  • Royal Mountain Range, La Paz - Bolivia

ITINERARY:

8:30 am Meeting at Our Office in La Paz - Bolivia.
9:00 am Departure to Nevado Huayna Potosí 2 hours by transport.
11:30 am arrival at Base Camp (4700 masl).
12:00 pm Lunch,
1:30 pm we will walk between 40 minutes and 1 hour to get up to the old glacier, where we have an afternoon of basic mountaineering technique practice on the glacier at the base of the mountain. we will practice for around 2 hours before returning to the base camp for hot drinks
19:00 pm dinner and night in shelter at Base Camp.

8:00 am Breakfast, later preparation of the backpacks.
12:00 pm Lunch, then ascent to High Camp (5200 m.a.s.l.) 2 hours of walking.
15:00 pm arrival at High Camp Refuge,
15:15 pm hot drinks to hydrate during the afternoon
17:00 pm Dinner, and night in shelter at High Camp.

Our day will begin very early. Wake up time will be around midnight and we will get dressed with the climbing clothing and equipment and have breakfast.
Around 1:00 AM we will begin the ascent. We will have short breaks to rest and eat chocolates and drink water during the ascent.
We plan to arrive at the summit around sunrise in order to appreciate the wonderful view of the highlands, the surrounding Cordillera Real, Lake Titicaca, and the ever unique sunrise itself.
Our descent to high camp will take 2 – 3 hours and upon arrival we will have vegetable soup and hot drinks. At the high camp we will re-pack our backpacks and make the 1 hour descent to base camp.
We usually arrive at our office in La Paz between 1:00 PM. and 2:00pm

INCLUDED:

  • A Professional guide for every 2 customers
  • Private transportation for the group
  • All meals on the mountain
  • Lodging at the Huayna Potosi base and high camp huts
  • Climbing Equipment:
  • Crampons, harness, plastic boots, windproof pants and jacket, ice axe, gloves, gaiters, helmet, facemask

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel Insurance
  • It is important that your travel insurance also covers mountaineering at a high altitude.

PACKING LIST:

To make easier, we prepared a list of essential things to bring for climbing Huayna Potosi:

      PLEASE BRING:

  • Sleeping bag (rated to – 5 º c)  Optional 50 BS   to rent.
  • Headlamp Free if you bring the batteries (AAA)
  • Backpack (50 – 60 liter capacity) Optional 50 BS   to rent.
  • Trekking pants or leggings
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket (optional)
  • 3 pairs of socks (one thick)
  • Snacks for summit attempt
  • 50 BOB mountain entrance fee
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • 2 liters of water to start the trip
  • Personal medication
  • Thin liner gloves
  • Beanie
  • Toilet paper
  • hiking shoes
  • Personal items

FAQS:

Where can i see the condition of the weather?

On next page  https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Huayna-Potosi/forecasts/6094

ACCOMMODATION:

DURING THE CLIMB, WE SPEND THE NIGHTS AT LODGES / REFUGES:

Huayna Potosi, Base Camp lodge, jiwaki

                            Base Camp Lodge at 4700m.

The shelter is built of brick, with a sloping floor, the rest suitable to conserve heat in cold temperatures. The refuge has 2 shared bedrooms for clients, a bedroom for guides, kitchen and bathroom inside the refuge, there are also bathrooms outside the refuge.


Huayna Potosi, High Camp lodge, jiwaki

High  Camp Lodge at 5200m.

Made of stone.  groove floor, walls protected with plaster and wood to contain heat. Also this refuge has a shared room for customers and a separate room for guides, ecological bathroom.

GEAR FITING:

Gear fitting is usually done the day before the start of your trip.  At our office betweem 10:00 am to 18:00pm, where you will try  gear  to make sure you will get right zise.

At that time, we will help you with  all your enquiries or questions that you got.

If you do not have time to come the day before of your trip for gear fitting at our office. Do not worry, you can do it on the same departure day. Just come at 8:30am we will take 30 minutes to try the gear then at  9:05 am is departure.

If the cutomers try the gear  a day before the trip, so has time to be at our office up to 8:50 am for departure.

NOTE: in case you do not have place where you can  store your personal gear during the trip. Always we have space at our workshop where you can leave your personal gear during the trip also we can lend you  a bag to store it.

Maybe you got some mountaineering chothing by your own, bring them you can use during the tour.

In case you do not know what to bring for trip,  from your personal gear like clothing. Just bring everything  that you got and at our office we will help to chose the right gear or clothing.

Just to let you know, also you can store thing that are not necesary for the climb at the lodge of Base Camp and pick them up on way down before retun to La Paz City.

CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT:

The mountaineering and hiking tours that we offer are highly risky, the customers decides to take the tour with their own experience and travel under our conditions.

1.-  Confirmation and payment:    

After confirming the tour with payment.

  • The confirmacion is valid for the date and time indicated on it.
  • The customer is responsible for the tour and must prevent factors that can make themselves sick or injure that can cause to loss the trip

2.-  Tour cancellations :

A day   or more days before the  trip day  30% penalty from total price,

On  departure  day    50 % penalty from total price,

3.-  Postponements:

A day  before tour day  0% penalty  up 19:00 pm,

A day  before tour day 15% penalty  up 19:00 pm to 23:59 pm.

on  departure  day    40% penalty from total price,

4.- Insurance:

The customer will make the tour on his/her own and full responsibility.

The price does not include travel insurance against accident and medical expenses of any kind.

5.- Climatological Factors:

If, because of bad weather the tour can not be completed. the company is not responsable.

6.- Equipment losses or damages during the tour:

The customer is responsible for taking care of all the equipment that we provide for the tour.

–   In case of damages or losses of any of the gear, the customer will pay for it at the end of the tour.

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Huayna Potosi 6088m -3DAYS