El Pital mountain is the highest point in El Salvador. It is located 12 kilometers from the town of La Palma and at a height of 2730 metres it is the highest point of the Salvadoran territory. It is a mountain in the middle of a cloudy forest that has an average annual temperature of 10ºC.
From the upper reaches, you can gaze miles north into neighboring Honduras and Guatemala and south toward the sprawling Embalse Cerrón Grande reservoir and the massive San Salvador volcano that broods over the capital.
El Pital, once a rebel lair in El Salvador's highlands, is now an unexpected haven of natural beauty and outdoors pursuits. The mountain have two peaks and a camping zone in the summit.
The views were nice, but I was not expecting to share the road with so many cars. The road is not just a hiking trail, but an actual road. There was not a steady stream of cars, but enough to be a bit annoying.
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||El Salvador international airport|
|Convenient Center:||San Ignacio|
Thanks to Humberto Corado for adding this peak.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #21894 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 15, 2010I went to this mountain at least 5 times. Always trying to find an interesting trail. Normal trail is an ugly and wide road. So finally, after 5 intents we open a new route in the north face of the...