Entrance fees for National Park Huascaran go through the roof next year

W e were just recently informed about the new entrance fees for the National Park Huascaran and this is bad news for climbing fanatics that visit the Huaraz area. According to the Legal Technical Report N ° 030-2016-SERNANP/DGANP-OAJ dating back from December the 28th , 2016 of the Management of Natural Protected Areas and of the Office of Legal Advice of the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State, and published in nationwide newspaper El Peruano, the new entrance fees in Peru´s protected areas are about to change on the first of January 2018.

The Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (SERNANP) will divide visitors of protected areas in Peru into four groups. National and international tourists will pay 30 soles for a day ticket, 60 soles for a multiple or three day ticket but hiking fanatics will have to pay 150 soles. The local population pays half the price and children under the age of 5 and people over 65 years of age are exempted.

ANP Rate Type 1 day 2 -3 days 4 or more days
To be applied within all Natural Protected Natural Areas under National Administration National and international tourists 30 soles 60 soles 150 soles
Rates  in Soles a) Local population 15 soles 30 soles 75 soles
b) Social rate 8 soles 15 soles 35 soles
c) Payment Exemption Children under 5 and over 65 years of age

The new entrance fees apply for al national protected areas and national parks such as Tingo Maria, Bahuaja Sonene, Yanachaga Chemillen, Manu and Huascarán. But also for popular places such as the Islas Ballestas, the Palomino Islands, the Pómac Forest Historical Sanctuary and the Manglares de Tumbes National Sanctuary. The publication in El Peruano furthermore states that the Headquarters of the SERNANP may apply promotional rates in certain periods, with the objective of promoting domestic tourism, in accordance with articles 34 and 41 of Law No. 29408, General Law on Tourism.

Tourists willing to hike the Santa Cruz Trek will have to make a decision whether to complete the hike in three days or four as the difference is 90 soles. The entrance free for the park used to be 65 soles for people willing to stay overnight. The Parque Nacional Huascarán was created in 1975 and two years later it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. In 1985 the organisation included the Huascaran National Park in the list of Natural Heritage. Within its boundaries there are about 660 glaciers and 300 glacial lakes, so informs the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State (Sernanp). The park nowadays however is threatened, due to global warming and because of illegal extraction of silver and zinc. The Huascaran National Park comprises the provinces of Huaylas, Yungay, Carhuaz, Huaraz, Recuay, Bolognesi, Huari, Asunción, Mariscal Luzuriaga and Pomabamba and can easily be accessed from Huaraz.

One Response to “Entrance fees for National Park Huascaran go through the roof next year” Subscribe

  1. dirk June 6, 2017 at 09:48 #

    porque no en una ves decir al turismo que no son bienvenidos. grrrrrrrr

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