Chingo

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Volcán Chingo is a symmetrical stratovolcano that straddles the Guatemala/El Salvador border. The 1775 mts high conical volcano rises 900 m above its surroundings and is the most prominent regional landmark. A shallow, oval-shaped summit crater is breached on the western side. No historical eruptions are known from the Volcán Chingo volcanic field. Other small stratovolcanoes and cinder cones are located on both sides of the volcano along a major North/south trending fault.

Great shaped cone, totally cover with bush. But is split by El Salvador and Guatemala frontier just in middle.

Getting There

3 hours from Guatemala City searching San Cristobal frontier with El Salvador. Looking for Contepeque village, and ask for the trail. Trail start in private coffe's properties.

Well marked trail, easy to climb takes aprox. 3 hours to the summit. Is possible to climb it by El Salvador side.

Elevation (feet): 5,823
Elevation (meters): 1,775
Continent: North America
Country: Guatemala/El Salvador
Latitude: 14.1166
Longitude: -89.7274
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Convenient Center: Contepeque village

Thanks to Christian Rodriguez for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Chingo.

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  • Log #21899 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 17, 2010
    2007 with K'ashem, an adventure club from Guatemala 2008 with my wife. 2009 with Rodrígo Ortiz, this time we made a hike surrounding the rim crater.
  • Log #21900 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 17, 2010
    2007 with K'ashem, an adventure club from Guatemala 2008 with my wife. 2009 with Rodrígo Ortiz, this time we made a hike surrounding the rim crater.
  • Log #21901 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 17, 2010
    2007 with K'ashem, an adventure club from Guatemala 2008 with my wife. 2009 with Rodrígo Ortiz, this time we made a hike surrounding the rim crater.