Cerro Soray Climb 5,446m 3D/2N

Cerro Soray

Cerro Soray is a perfect mountain to climb for beginners. The climb is for the most part technically easy and accessible. The summit has spectacular views of all the surrounding mountains including Salkantay. The peak can be combined with any of the treks to Machu Picchu and can be used as an acclimatization peak before attempting to climb Nevado Salkantay.


The itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco – Soray Pampa (3,888m)
We leave Cusco in the morning in an express van and arrive to Mollepata after about 2 hours. Here we will stop, eat breakfast and buy any last minute necessities. Then we will continue on for another hour or so to Soray Pampa at the base of the high mountains. Here we will acclimatize and stay the night in cabins.
Day 2: Soray Pampa – Base Camp (4,924m)
After breakfast we go up to Base Camp. This should take about 4 hours and cover a distance of around 4km as we gain over 900m in altitude. We will have time to relax and acclimatize more in the afternoon.
Day 3: Base Camp – Summit (5,446m=17,863ft) – Soray Pampa – Cusco
We awake at 3am, make a quick breakfast and leave the tent at 4am. The climb should take 4-5 hours. The descent to Base Camp will be about 3 hours. We will pack up our camp and go down to Soray Pampa arriving between noon and 1pm. From here we can either return to Cusco this same day or if you combine this climb with a trek to Machu Picchu, we will rest and stay the night in Soray Pampa. The next day we will start trekking to Machu Picchu.

Included in the trip:

  • Transportation
  • Expedition & Climbing Equipment (Tents, Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet, etc.)
  • Food (Lunch Day 1 to Lunch Day 3)
  • 1 High Mountain Guide per 3 clients
  • Porter / Cook
  • Arriero/horse service

You will need

  • Clothing for cold and rain
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Although no mountaineering experience is required you should be in good physical condition and acclimatized (3 days in Cusco).

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