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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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Climate Change Route a complete failure, facilities Pastoruri Glacier totally abandoned

In the 80s and 90s Pastoruri was natural sight that attracted about 100,000 tourists each year. But global warming has […]

Huaraz-born hotelier launches new craft beer called Huasca Pacha

Since ancient times beers have been produced and are consumed by the world´s population. It´s said that the Egyptians used […]

Martyrs´ story of friars Michael and Zbigniew will be translated into Polish

Almost two years after the publication of the book The Passion of Michael and Zbigniew, the book will be now […]

A visit to hotel Colomba in search of nostalgia, history, soft drinks and beer

Huaraz has hundreds of hotels, but not many of them have been part of Huaraz´ history for over a century. […]

¨The lack of fresh water will also affect tourism in Huaraz in the future¨

The Huaraz Telegraph interviewed César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez who shared his thoughts on the importance of water in the 21st […]

Girl power in the mountains

About a month ago, we were informed of the return of Yvonne Antonieta Mejía Romero, known locally and in the […]

Huascarán of 1974; by William ´Bill´ Katra

One of the greatest joys of this 71-year-old climber is to revisit the scene of former exploits. So there we […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 20)

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (I.N.E.I) 12,187 foreigners entered Peru in 2012 and stayed for over […]

Foreword editor THT August edition 2017

Between threats and praises, we´ll just keep walking our own path Every now and then, at my part-time job at […]

Soon to be distributed; a very interesting and varied August edition

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the August edition is expected to be in Huaraz […]

Mass tourism during past weekend has left its marks at Laguna Parón

During the past long holiday weekend, the cities of Huaraz, Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz once again showed visitors their strengths […]

Lack of environmental awareness; used car tires dumped in the Rio Santa

Environmental pollution and the lack of environmental awareness is a latent problem in many third world countries and Peru is no […]

Finger-pointing in Huaraz starts after the death of three international mountaineers

A day after finding the lifeless bodies of Chileans Cristóbal Bizzarri Lyon, Gabriel Navarrete and Alexander Maznev, the finger-pointing has […]

Spanish tourist detained by Tourist Police while playing music on Luzuriaga

A female Spanish tourist was detained on Monday by the Tourist Police while she was playing her charango (small Andean […]

AGMP confirms death of two Chileans and one American-Russian mountaineer on Piramide

A special team of the Peruvian Mountain Guides Association Rescue Corps (AGMP), led by the Official Mountain Guides Josep Guillén […]

Breaking news: three tourists go missing on Nevado Piramide

According to a special news communication issued by the AGMP Communications Area, a special team of the Rescue Corps of […]

Valery Rozov realises historical BASE jump from Huascarán

Valery Rozov has successfully completed the highest BASE jump in South America in his search to jump from the seven […]

Reckless foreign tourists causing ecological damage at Laguna Willcacocha

The Association of Official Guides in High Mountains in Ancash (AGOEMA) has expressed its dismay on social networks. Yesterday, so […]