- Huayna Potosi climb
- Condoriri Massif
- El Choro Trek
Huayna Potosi, climb to the summitOperated By Jiwaki
Huayna Potosi is Bolivia’s most popular major peak in the Cordillera Real. Located just 32 km away from the city of La Paz, Huayna...
Summit climb Huayna PotosiOperated By Jiwaki
Huayna Potosi can be climbed by beginners with a competent guide and technical equipment. Join us in this 2-day trek and conquer this...
Huayna Potosi ClimbOperated By Climbing South America
Huayna Potosi is Bolivia's most popular climb, can be conquered by complete beginners and, provides amazing views of the Cordillera Real,...
Condoriri and Huayna Potosi combinedOperated By Jiwaki
This program combines 2 ½ days of trekking through the Cordillera Real, an afternoon of basic mountaineering instruction and...
Huayna Potosi trekOperated By Climbing South America
Bolivia´s Most Popular climb Huayna Potosi (6088m) is northeast of La Paz in the Cordillera Real and is known as one of the...
Frequently Asked Questions
Standing at 6088 meters above sea level, Huayna Potosí is an emblematic mountain that is part of a bigger mountain range, the Cordillera Real. This huge and impressive massif is located in the western side of the country, close to the Peruvian border, and is one of the icons of the city of La Paz.
If you are planning your Huayna Potosí ascent, you must choose your dates carefully, especially if this is the first time you will be climbing at high altitude. The best months for trekking in the Cordillera Real mountain range are from June to September. During these months it rains the least and the skies are clearer. However, you must know that during these months, days are shorter, and temperatures can get as low as -20°C. During the rest of the year, temperatures are warmer, that is true, but rainfall is quite abundant, and winds tend to blow stronger.
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. It is also true that it is a great way to get ready for higher mountains, but you need to be ready for it.
If Huayna Potosí is in your plans, then start training a few months in advance. Trek a few hours a day, climb stairs, train with a backpack, and if you can trek in the mountains, that is even better. Get to your trek as fit as you can. That will rise your chances of making it to the top, as well as making the whole journey more enjoyable.
Having the right clothing can make a huge difference when trekking at such altitudes. The best advice is to always wear layers. Make sure you have a warm softshell, with thermal underwear (not cotton), and a good hardshell to protect you from the rain, snow, and wind.
Zippers are a great way to regulate your body temperature and get more ventilation when you need it. As important as clothing are gloves, sunglasses, a balaclava, and sunscreen.
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