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No transportation possible between Huaraz, Lima and Trujillo, tourists stuck

The heavy rainfall that is occurring in the Ancash area has significantly affected six main access roads to different villages, according to latest reports. Last night, many interprovincial busses had to turn around because the access roads towards the coast got interrupted by falling rocks. Unfortunately, not all busses that left Huaraz were able to […]

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First steps taken to a much needed Early Warning System for Lake Palcacocha

Yesterday, authorities and officials of Huaraz, the district of Independencia and the Regional Government of Ancash, as well as Congressman Ricardo Narváez Soto, visited Lake Palcacocha with the purpose of establishing actions that allow providing the so much needed security to the population before a possible glacial lake outburst flood. Other objectives of the visit […]

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Villagers destroy Early Warning System installed at Lake 513, Carhuaz at serious risk

On July the 15th 2015, the population of Carhuaz celebrated the installation and transfer of the Early Warning System (EWS) that should protect them from a possible glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF). The EWS was made possible thanks to the Glaciers Programme and a massive contribution of the Swiss Government, a country that faces similar […]

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Touts keep terrorizing bus stations in Huaraz, tourists don’t respect their reservations

¨Twice this week I had two rooms booked but my guests never showed up! Actually one couple did the next day after they told me that they were taken to another hotel in the city but found it dirty.¨ The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by two different hotel owners that touts keep terrorizing the bus […]

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Municipality starts with the construction of a crime observatory

The Provincial Municipality of Huaraz has started with the construction of a crime observatory near the Plaza de Armas. The crime observatory is part of the megaproject called ¨The improvement and expansion of the security service of Huaraz¨. The project also includes the installation of surveillance cameras, radios with GPS, the purchase of pickup trucks […]

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The number of traffic accidents keeps increasing in Ancash

Despite the hard work and dedication of the National Police, the Superintendence of Transport of persons, cargo and goods (SUTRAN), Serenazgo officers and others worried about traffic, traffic accidents in recent years have been increasing at an alarmingly rate in Ancash. In 2013 2,175 people were reported injured and in 2012 the number of people […]

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iPerú report thefts and PNH report of 25,000 visitors during Fiestas Patrias

As Fiestas Patrias (Peruvian National Holidays dedicated to the celebrations of Peru’s independence from the Spanish Empire) are behind us, it´s time to have a look at the present state of affairs, provided by iPerú and the National Park Huascarán (PNH). According to a press release by the National Service of Protected Natural Areas by […]

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Tourists are offered a free phone number for emergency calls

More good news concerning the protection of tourists in Peru, as the head of MINCETUR Magali Silva announced that national and international tourists will soon have a free number to make emergency calls. The number – 0800-22221 – will be attended 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and according to Silva there will […]

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Draft Law approved to create National Research Institute of Mountain Glaciers and Ecosystems

With the intention of promoting scientific research on glaciers and mountain ecosystems, the Council of Ministers drafted a law, establishing the National Institute for Research in Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems. The Institute is likely to be attached to the Ministry of Environment (MINAM). After this first successful step, it is expected that the congress will […]

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Review of the Third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism

The third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism has demonstrated that tourism in Huaraz´ (or lack thereof) is at crisis point. This all became clear during the three day event held at the Cultural Centre in Huaraz.  The congress was organised by COLITUR (The College of Tourism Graduates) and expectations were high as it was […]

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Language Centre of the Casa de Guías to organise talent show

Because of the celebration of the anniversary of the Association of Mountain Guides of Peru (AGMP), and being part of […]

INAIGEM announces cooperation agreement and construction of Museum of Andean Mountains

The Ohio State University in the US and the INAIGEM (National Institute of Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems) signed […]

Update: Two rescue teams have headed out to search for Canadian tourist

The editor of The Huaraz Telegraph has spoken to the head of the Tourist Police in Huaraz, Major Godofredo Vargas […]

Update: Still no traces of Jesse Galganov, local authorities all informed

Sadly, there are still no traces of Jesse Galganov, the Canadian citizen who went missing at the end of September. […]

Urgent: Canadian tourist missing and last seen in Huaraz

Jesse Galganov

The Huaraz Telegraph was contacted this morning by Magda Fernández who informed us that Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been […]

Lima among the five most dangerous cities in the world for women

According to the ranking of the foundation of the international news agency Thomson Reuters, the insecurity that women live in […]

‘London to Lima Gin´, made of water from the Cordillera Blanca exported to London

On October 6th, I sat down to lunch with Alex James, and his wife and business partner Karena De Lecaros-Aquise […]

The conquistador´s daughter and the Incan princess of Huaylas

This is the story of two very powerful women who lived in the ancient towns of the Callejon de Huaylas […]

Huaraz-born trail runner named Huascarán National Park ambassador

Hernán Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz informed The Huaraz Telegraph that he was officially named ambassador of the National Park Huascarán. […]

Park rangers National Park Huascarán trained to monitor wild birds

Peru’s National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), and Cornell University’s Ornothology Laboratory (CLO), have collaborated in […]

Flagging down a taxi in Huaraz; what to expect

Catching a taxi in Huaraz is quite an easy process and it shouldn’t take much longer than a couple of […]

Flor Cuenca Blas conquers second eight-thousander; Mt. Manaslu

At 08:40 local time, on September the 28th 2017, Peruvian native Flor Cuenca Blas summited Nepal’s Mt. Manaslu, which rises […]

Huaracino’s son to become chess grandmaster

On September the 26th 2017, Peruvian chess player José Martinez Alcántara won the World Youth Chess Championship for the U18 […]

Match review: Sport Rosario (0 – 1) Alianza Lima

The Estadio Rosas Pampa almost reached its 18,000 capacity for the high profile visit of Club Alianza Lima, Peru’s oldest […]

Charles Lewis Cornelius: Seven months on the outside

After 12 years in prison, of which five in Huaraz´s Víctor Pérez Liendo Prison for attempting to smuggle 17kg of […]

¨Huaraz could suffer an earthquake magnitude 8 on the Richter scale¨

The head of the Civil Defence of Huaraz, David Paredes, issued a grave warning last week that it was possible […]

Chacas, a “painted” town in danger of losing its beauty

Chacas a small town in the Peruvian Andes in the Ancash Region, behind the highest mountain peak called Huasacarán. It […]

Alternative tourism: Football crazy in Huaraz

I’m a big sports fan and my obsession with coordinating my trips around football fixtures has allowed me to share […]