It is, politically, in the district of Mollepata, the province of Anta, the site of influence of the Regional Conservation Area Choquequirao, at 128km from the city of Cuzco and 18km from the village of Mollepata. The temperature fluctuate to -6ºC during the cold season and up to 22ºC during the warm season. As it is near the Salkantay glacier, the rains are very common.
There are 6 families with an average of 36 inhabitants in the area. Among some families are residents, we can distinguish the Quiñones family (father and son), Huari (4 brothers) Mayhua (3 brothers) Huamán (husband and son), Chipa (father and son) and Espinoza Sotelo (2 brothers).
At Soraypampa, there is no type of communal organization, nor traditional. Depending strictly organizational and political institution that provides district Mollepata. The land plots are considered, in order to have that title deeds.
A basic infrastructure of water flow, sanitary services which include a toilet and a shower, the water that is consumed is recycled, thanks to the flow service SS.HH adrift in a septic pit whose construction was carried out in 2012 by the municipality of the district of Mollepata. As for electricity, there is still no access to this service so use lighters, candles or lamps batteries.
Soraypampa has no school. it is only a thoroughfare whose age population study does not exist.
There is no health center so it is necessary for the few residents who require medical services going to move to the capital of the district. They will do it on foot or by motor vehicle if any one is available.
There is no fixed or mobile phone, the only possibility is to go to the hotel Mountain Lodges of Peru in an emergency.
Agricultural activities which at the beginning the main product that was cultivated potatoes of different varieties, was changed with products from Santa Teresa Valley and Mollepata as corn, yucca, coca and fruit . But now that activity is moved to make way for tourism. The breeding activity takes place in the free zone extensions of Soraypampa for use as cattle breeding areas of equines and sheep in minimum quantity. There is no copy of Andean camelidaes (Alpacas, llamas) despite the climatic and geographical conditions are appropriate. The production of the farmer is generally used for consumption and the excess is brought to the village of Mollepata and for the market of Limatambo during the breeder of equines is for transport tasks.
Soraypampa tourist activity in the sector
Soraypampa as part of the road Mollepata – Abra Salkantay – Santa Teresa has become a big tourism zone. The current highway that reaches this place has converted Soraypampa in several aspects, the starting point to Machu Picchu, Starting trek from this area, however, it is also possible to see groups of tourists start the trek from Mollepata to walk about 7 hours before reaching Soraypata. Inside the tourist programs offered Soraypampa we have Humantay and Salkantay lagoons that are formed by melting glaciers. Glaciers are also good natural resources that become tourist attractions. In other places, from Abra Salkantay, there are evidences of the Inca road, walls and stairs of great interest to the visitor who loves the archaeological tourism, eco and adventure. The Salkantay glacier is a natural resource that powers the mystique tourism, which is practiced with the presence and guidance of an Andean shaman by making offerings to the Pachamama.