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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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Sport Ancash F.C. celebrating 50th anniversary and appoints new Argentinian manager

Founded on April the 22nd, 1967 under the name Club Deportivo Comunitario Laboral Sport Áncash, the teams faces another year […]

Appearance of controversial flyers promoting activities at Hatun Machay raise questions

The Huaraz Telegraph was shown some surprising flyers of Hatun Machay that were displayed inside a couple of tourist shops […]

Tourists come to Huarmey to help flood victims and get assaulted in hotel

Imagine that you´re on a holiday in a country that is struck by natural disasters and you´re offering voluntarily your […]

Airline LC Perú will have to drop their fares dramatically

On the 9th of May, low-cost airline Viva Air Peru will inaugurate its services on Peruvian soil, directing its first […]

Víctor Rimac: ¨Heavy rainfall in Huaraz will favour mountaineering season later this year¨

Our newspaper spoke with Peru´s hottest prospect in mountaineering, Víctor Rimac Trejo and we were informed about his new mission. […]

Remodeled National Museum of Chavín to reopen its doors next week

The Decentralised Department of Culture of Ancash (DDC) has informed that the great National Museum of Chavin will reopen its […]

Five years ago on this day, The Huaraz Telegraph was launched

On April the 4th, the very first edition of The Huaraz Telegraph was launched. The initiative was applauded by Carlos […]

Overnight bus transportation between Huaraz and Lima reestablished

Our newspaper was informed this morning that Linea, Oltursa, Cruz del Sur and Movil Tours are selling overnight bus trips […]

I have planned and booked my trip to Peru, can I still visit Huaraz?

Not only The Huaraz Telegraph gets contacted daily by worried tourists, but also the many agencies and hotels in town, […]

Passengers on flights between Huaraz and Lima have increased about 30%

The editor of The Huaraz Telegraph went to the Airport Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani last Saturday to see if […]

Liverpudlian cycles past huaicos, rockfalls and mudslides from Barranca to Huaraz

The following is the story of Gary Quinn (59) from Liverpool, England, who put his bicycle on a bus in […]

Road to Lima partially open again, new warning of heavy rains

Yesterday, at 10:30 a.m. the road towards Lima was opened again but in a restricted manner, allowing the passage of […]

Peruvian Mountain Guide Association to lead international rescue course in Mexico

The Mountain Guide Association of Peru (AGMP) will lead and organise a mountaineering and rescue course in Puebla – Mexico. […]

Australian tourists express gratitude for helpful airlift to Lima

The Huaraz Telegraph has been contacted the past week by many people who are wondering what the situation in Huaraz […]

Road towards Huaraz interrupted again, local tourism entrepreneurs getting worried

The road between Huaraz and Lima is broken up again due to heavy rainfall in the areas of  Chasquitambo and […]

28 people in Ancash killed by mudslides and effects of heavy rains

According to an official report delivered by the Regional Government of Ancash and the Center of Emergency Operations (COER) Ancash, […]

Limited bus transport between Lima and Huaraz possible from tomorrow

Great news for the many tourists and Peruvians that are stuck in Huaraz. A quick round along some of the […]

Update on situation in Huaraz; still inaccessible but 60 people got shipped out

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that approximately 60 people boarded a Police-owned aircraft to be taken to the nation`s capital. […]