Condoriri – Huayna Potosi 4 days
(Good for climbing Huayna Potosí)
The Trek explained below is probably the best to get well acclimatised quickly before climbing. For those in good physical conditions. If you are not fit, you must add at least 1 or 2 days for getting well acclimatised, otherwise, chances to get to the top will be less. 3 nights sleeping above 4.000 will give you the chance to then undertake the easiest six thousand we’ve got in South América* : Huayna Potosí 6088m. We mean Climbing a Mountain six thousand meters high! And you could it. You need no experience for that, just do the Trek first and then we’ll take you to more than 6000m !
Good for those going to climb Huayna Potosí, we walk straight to the base of the Mountain
Same starting point as Condoriri Massif , but with different schedule.
*Huayna Potosí is the easiest six thousand but we would like to tell you that it is tough especially the last 250 meters.
1st day.- 08:00 pick up from the Hotel. 2:15 min drive to the starting point and free time in Tuni until lunch is ready. Tuni is a little village in the Andes, just a few families live there and that is the place where we arrange donkeys for your expedition. That means that for your entire Tour, you will only carry a small day pack with your water and Camera
14:30 We will start walking from 4.300 to 4:700. We will see two high Andean lakes and camp by the last one, a beautiful lake called Black Lagoon and meeting place for the Lords of the ancient times. This sacred place is where some gods were petrified during a meeting (total walk 3 hrs)
2nd day.- On this day you will walk up to a peak (not snow capped) 5240 m. Here you will have one of the most beautiful views of the Royal Range. We go up to the peak of this mountain as a matter of getting you trained, this is the day when your body definitely gets adjusted to the altitude. We will sleep another night by the lake. (total walk 5-7 hrs)
3rd day.- Now is when we will start heading to the legendary Huayna Potosí High Altiplano for you to enjoy isolated areas a villages lost in time. Camping at the foot Maria Lloco is another once in a life experience ( total walk 5 – 7hrs)
4th day.- Walking around Huayna Potosí is simply amazing, overwhelming. By this time you will be well acclimatised to undertake any climbing programme. By this time you will be mentally and physically ready. Huayna Potosí it is not easy, it is tough, but with this trek you will increase your chances of making it to the top in 50 %. You will have lots of free time after arriving at the base of Huayna Potosí. Camping or drive to La Paz for those who have taken just the trek.
*Times for departures, meals and activities may vary as they depend on different factors. The guide will tell the group every morning about the day programme.
With 2 days notice.
18 people max. 01 min. per group.(1 guide every 6 people)
3 nights accommodation in tents, camping mattress, local guide, meals 3 B – 4 L – 3 D, Public transport La Paz/Tuni – Huayna Potosí/La Paz, mules/donkeys 10 kgs weight limit per person.
*Walking sticks, purification pills, *sleeping bag, water, *water bottle, drinks, cigarettes, snacks, entrance fee-50 Bs, tips.
*Some items not included can be rented from our company.
AVAILABLE: English Speaking guide or translator (additional 35 usd to be paid by the whole group, not per person) when ever we have one request for English Speaking guide or translator, the rest of the group will pay for it.
PORTERS, MULES, DONKEYS?
If you have more luggage than our weight limit (15 kg), you will have to hire another mule at an extra cost. Extra pack animal 15 usd per day
Our guide is the cook at the same time
Big meals are breakfast and dinner. We provide massive sandwiches for lunch though.
Veggie food is a step better than basic.
You must bring all of what you can for the entire programme.
WHAT TO BRING?
Check out the “Things you need to bring” section
Adequate trekking insurance is essential. If you don’t have one, you can purchase a “SHORT TERM INSURANCE FROM OUR COMPANY”