Nevado Sahuasiray 5,818mts 3D/2N


Nevado Sahuasiray (Sawasiray) is the principal Apu of the city of Calca in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This mountain had only been climbed once in 1963 on the East Ridge by an Italian team, one of them was killed during the descent due to rock fall. Then in April 2014 I figured out a strategic route on the Southwest face that is graded about AD/D, perfect for any climber with some experience. This peak was thought to be the highest in the Cordillera Urubamba but I have a GPS reading of Veronica that is 5,911m and suggests it is the higher.


The itinerary:

Day 1 Cusco – Base Camp (4,900m)
We go by car to the City of Calca in the Sacred Valley, about 1 hour. From there we will go to the town of Huaran and begin our trek to Base Camp. The trek to Cancha Cancha is 3-4 hours where we will rest and have lunch. After we must hike up another hour and a half to our Base Camp
Day 2 Base Camp – High Camp (5,300mts)
We have a few hours porting equipment up to a high camp at 5,300mts.
Day 3 High Camp – Summit - Base Camp – Return to Cusco
We awake at 12am and leave the tent by 1am. The climb should take about 6 or 7 hours to make the summit and then another 4-5 hours to get back down to Base Camp. From there we will walk back to Huaran another 6 hours and then go by car 2 hours back to Cusco.

Included in the package:

  • Transportation
  • Group Camping Equipment (Tents, stove, cookware, plates, cups, etc.)
  • Group mountain equipment (ropes, snow stakes, ice screws, quickdraws, etc.)
  • Food (Lunch Day 1 to Breakfast Day 3)
  • 1 High Mountain Guide per 2 clients
  • 1 porter/cook per client

You will need

  • Personal mountaineering equipment (helmet, harness, belay device, 2 technical axes, crampons)
  • clothing for cold and rain
  • mountaineering boots
  • headlamp
  • sleeping bag
  • mattress
  • backpack 40-70 liters
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen

Mountaineering or climbing experience is required, you should be familiar with vertical climbing systems and descents; good physical condition and acclimatization are a must!

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