Soray Peak 5446 m, Salkantay Trek
& Macchu Pichu in Cordillera Vilcabamba

PER-21 / 7-day trip / Grade: F

Soray Peak, Salkantay Trek & Macchu Picchu

The Vilcabamba range offers a wide variety of possibilities for both trekkers and climber alike. The Cerro Soray and Salkantay trek, is the perfect combination of both mountain activities, ending up at one of the world’s most important archeological sites: Macchu Picchu.

Cerro Soray is a perfect mountain to climb for beginners and strong trekkers. The ascent does not have difficult technical sections, but it does offer a nice glacier crossing to reach the summit. The summit has spectacular views of all the surrounding mountains including Salkantay. After the ascent, the famous Salkantay’s trail crosses over the Abra Salkantay pass (4650 m) heading down to the Urubamba valley.

This is a very interesting program for those seeking adventure and culture!

Day 1 Cusco – Soray Pampa (3888 M)
Day 2 Base Camp (4924 m)
Day 3 Climb: Soray Peak (5446 m)
Day 4 Abra Salkantay Pass (4650 m)
Day 5 Santa Teresa (1500 m)
Day 6 Aguas Calientes (2100 m)
Day 7 Machu Picchu (2450 m)– Cusco
Day 1

Cusco – Soray Pampa (3888 M)
We leave Cusco in the morning in an express van, and arrive in 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.
Included meals: Picnic, Dinner

NOTE: It is very important to have spent at least 2 nights in Cusco or similar altitude, before starting this program.

Day 2

Base Camp (4924 m)
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 1000 m in altitude. We will have time to relax and acclimatize more in the afternoon.
Ascent: 1036 m / Highest altitude: 4924 m / Activity duration: 4 h
Included meals: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 3

Climb: Soray Peak (5446 m)
We awake at 3am, make a quick breakfast and leave the tent at 4am. The climb should take 4-5 hours, and the descent back to Base Camp will be about 3 hours. We will pack up our camp and walk back down to Soray Pampa will take a few hours and we will arrive in the afternoon.
Night in cabins.
Ascent: 522 m / Descent: 1558 m / Highest altitude: 5446 m / Activity duration: 10-12 h
Included meals: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 4

Abra Salkantay Pass (4650 m)
After breakfast we will trek to the pass of Abra Salkantay located at an elevation of 4650 m. From here we can appreciate the spectacular views that the Cordillera Vilcabamba has to offer. We will then descend the other side of the pass to Huayracmachay, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon we start descending into the high amazon jungle where we can observe the environment change and a large quantity of plants and animals of this zone. In the evening we will arrive to Challhuay (3850 m).
Night in cabins.
Ascent: 762 m / Descent: 800 m / Highest altitude: 4650 m / Activity duration: 8-9 h
Included meals: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 5

Santa Teresa (1500 m)
In the morning we will trek 5 hours to the town of Playa. Along the way we can observe the variety of flora and fauna as the climate becomes more tropical. In Playa (2400 m) we will have lunch and then go by taxi to Santa Teresa. Here we will stay in a hostal in the town. In the evening we may visit the termal baths of Cocalmayo before dinner.
Night in hostel.
Descent: 1450 m / Highest altitude: 3850 m / Activity duration: 5 h
Included meals: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner

Day 6

Aguas Calientes (2100 m)
After our breakfast we will take a local transport to Hydroeléctrica. From here we will walk for about two hours along the train tracks and arrive to Aguas Calientes. We may decide to take the train instead which would be an extra $18. We will check in to a hotel and relax before our day at the Ruins. At a convenient time we will meet together with our guide to have dinner and discuss the next day on Machu Picchu.
Night in hostel.
Activity duration: 2-3 h
Included meals: Breakfast, Picnic

Day 7

Machu Picchu (2450 m) – Cusco
We enjoy an early morning visit to the fabled ruins, spending the day with both guided and individual exploration. After we visit the most fascinating features of this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement, some will want to take the optional hike to an amazing overview of the site, while other may prefer to investigate Machu Picchu’s multitude of hidden nooks and corners. After a full-on experience of this glorious monument to the Inca achievement, we return to Aguas Calientes and board the return train to Cusco (Poroy). Transfer from here to the hotel in Cusco.
Total kilom: 25 km / Initial altitude: 2100 m / Final altitude: 2450 m
Included meals: Breakfast

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  • Local English speaking mountain guide during the entire program (guide ratio: 1 guide per 3 clients)
  • Entrance and Official Tourist Guide in Machu Picchu
  • Private transportation throughout the entire program (some are local transports)
  • 1 night in shared double rooms in Aguas Calientes
  • High quality mountain tents in campsites (some place cabins when available)
  • Porter/cook
  • Pack animals for common and personal equipment
  • Meals as specified in the day to day itinerary


  • Domestic and international flights
  • Personal climbing and camping equipment
  • Insurances
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the “Included” list

AGUAS CALIENTES: Hotel Presidente 3* (no website) or similar



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Tags: Climbing, Peru, Cusco, Salkantay, F, F grade, Cusco Area, Cordillera Vilcabamba, Soray, Macchu-Picchu, Aguas Calientes, Urubamba, Abra Salkantay