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



Cerro Soray is located just 4km west of Soray Pampa, the starting point for the treks that pass by Nevado Salkantay on the way to Machu Picchu. Although the peak is not very high, it seems so because of the topographical prominence of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. The valleys surrounding the mountain are very low, for example the Apurimac River 12km to the south is only at 2,000m above sea level. The climb is for the most part technically easy and accessible. The crux of the route is the final 180 meters of rock ridge with steep exposure on both sides. 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.

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 (Yes, you can take a hot shower!).

DAY 2: Soray Pampa - Base Camp (4,813m)
After breakfast we port our gear 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 about 4 hours. The descent to Base Camp will be about 2 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, Sleeping bags, Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet, etc.)
- Food (Lunch Day 1 to Lunch Day 3)
- 1 High Mountain Guide per 3 clients
- Porter / Cook

Although no mountaineering experience is required you should be in good physical condition and acclimatized (3 days in Cusco). You must have a good backpack, along with clothing for rain, cold and hot climates. A good pair of hiking boots (preferably waterproof) is required and will be fit with our adjustable crampons.

climbing : Cerro Soray Climb Salkantay
Posted by tours in machu picchu on 2013/4/5 16:10:00 (2436 reads)


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