Leave for 3 days in high altitude with one and the same objective in mind : to reach the summit of Huayna Potosi at more than 6000m ! An incredible experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

DEPARTURE La Paz
ARRIVAL La Paz
INCLUDED
The trip as described in the itinerary
Transports
Night in a shelter
Professional Guide
3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
Climbing equipment
NOT INCLUDED
Tips Airport taxes
Compulsory travel insurance (accident/repatriation) Anything not mentioned under “Included.”

Your expenses on site

Allow an average of $25/day for meals (except when included) and drinks. This amount may vary depending on your choice of restaurant. Also include an amount for souvenirs that you would like to take away as well as for your personal expenses.

1

La Paz - Base Camp

We pick you up directly at your hotel and then we leave for a 2 hour drive in the direction of Huayna Potosi. As soon as we arrive we will go to the refuge located at 4’700m of altitude to drop off our stuff.
We will have our lunch and in the afternoon we will go for 2-3 hours to practice ice climbing on a wall near the refuge.

We will return to the hut at the end of the afternoon to have dinner and spend the night there.

Group services Spanish – English

Ascension 2 days – 1 night : In the case of an ascent over 2 days instead of 3, we will not have a training session. We continue directly after lunch to the high altitude shelter.

2

Base Camp - Mountain Shelter

This morning we will get up around 7.30 am to have a good breakfast (fruit, yoghurt, cereals, …).
We will start our walk around 9.30 am in the direction of the mountain refuge. After 3 hours of effort we will arrive at the mountain refuge. We will have lunch and you will have your afternoon free to rest before the departure of the 3rd day which will take place during the night.

Group services Spanish – English

3

Huayna Potosi

We will get up at midnight and start to equip ourselves for our ascent. After breakfast our team will distribute snacks for the ascent. We will then embark on a long ascent to our goal: the summit of Huayna Potosi.
Depending on the rhythm of the group we should reach the summit between 6 and 8 am. The perfect opportunity to enjoy an incredible view of the whole region in the early morning light.

We will then start our descent. It will take us 3 hours to get back to the high altitude hut and then another 1h30 to reach the base camp where our driver will be waiting for us to take us back to La Paz.

End of our services on our return to La Paz

Group services Spanish – English

Tourist season

The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.

Customs formalities

No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.

Health

When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).

All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.

We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.

Currency / Credit Cards

Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.

Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.

Tips

In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.

Physical preparation

Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.

For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.

Material to take with you

Passport and 2 copies Visa (if necessary) Travel Insurance (mandatory) and copy
Air tickets and copy Certification Vaccination Yellow fever (if visiting the Amazon) Currency in USD., Euros or local
1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel) Camera Binoculars
Reading/writing materials Flashlight 2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)
1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater Warm underwear Cap
Waterproof and warm jacket Good shoes Small towel and bath business
Toilet kit Protection against sun and insects Medications you usually take

Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)

Vaccines

You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).

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Huayna Potosi - Bolivia - La Paz - Mountain - Trekking - Ascension - Pasion Andina
Huayna Potosi - Bolivia - La Paz - Mountain - Trekking - Ascension - Pasion Andina
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