No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

J esús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and Lima that the access road to the Pastoruri Glacier will be closed between the 14th of December and the 29th. During this time, sewer repair work will be carried out by the Provincial Road Institute of Recuay, which has assumed the responsibility to improve Pastoruri´s accessibility before the end of the indicated period. Heavy rainfall during the 2017 season and lack of maintenance had a bridge over a culvert become unstable and affected with rust.

Additionally, the head of the Huascarán National Park announced to be coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) to change and renew the information panels, which are in terrible state. In March of 2013, Pastoruri became part of a new “Climate Change Route” (Ruta del cambio climatico), which promised to offer visitors a unique experience: to see the irreversible impact of global warming and to witness the glacier before it disappears.

Update 15-12-2017

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that the tours to Pastoruri are possible. Tourists will however have to walk an additional half an hour  as the road towards the glacier is interupted.

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