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Huayna Potosi

The 4 night package will take you up and over a mountain, teach you how to walk on a glacier, and give you guidance on rock climbing techniques. You will have the chance to walk during the night when the world sleeps, to reach the mountain`s peak of 6088m at sunrise on Day 3.

Latin America
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: LBPHUY/159011
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Itinerary

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Day 1

After arriving at La Paz take your travel voucher to the HI Bolivia office (opening hours 09:30-12:30, 14:30-19:00). Tonight you will meet the rest of your group and stay at the cosy HI Hostel Onkel Inn.

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Day 2

After a 9am pick up from your hostel, you will drive 2 hours to the HI Mountain Hut, at an attitude of 4950m. Tuck into lunch here, then take a trip to an old glacier, where you will learn the techniques of mountain climbing, ice walking, and how to use all the important equipment. This evening you will return to the shelter for dinner and fun with the group.

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Day 3

A 9am start for individual safety training before you set off on a 3 hour walk to your second refuge at 5200m. Here you will stop for the night to acclimatise. Dinner is served at 1800 - you will need to catch some sleep now as it`s a very early start tomorrow!

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Day 4

A midnight breakfast will set you up for your final 4 hour climb, reaching the summit of 6088m to watch the beautiful sunrise over the horizon. At 8am you will begin your decent back down to base camp, where you can rest and eat lunch. Carry on down to La Paz for your final stay in the HI Hostel tonight.

Inclusions:
    • All transports from La Paz up to the base camp at 4,950m high and back
    • One guide (spanish speaking) for 2-3 Pax
    • On climbing tour with food supply - kitchen equipment to be used
    • Mountain boots, with crampons and ice axe
    • Harness - gaiters and waterproof gloves, strings
    • Housing in mountain hut and pre-built shelter - 2 nights
    • Two overnights at HI-hostel in La Paz, with breakfast
    • Sleeping bag (can be requested at time of booking if required)
    Accommodation

      Nights 1 and 4 will be at the cosy HI- Hostel Onkel Inn,where you can relax before and after a challenging few days. During the climb "night 2" is at the stone-mountain hut "El Refugio" and "night 3" a short rest at a pre-built hut - make sure to wrap up warm, over night on the mountain the temperature plummets below freezing!

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Tour Highlights:
    • Glacier Walking
    • Summit at sunrise
    • Learn mountain climbing techniques