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Englishman Jonathan (Jo) Parsons of popular hostel Jo´s Place passes away

We are sad to inform our readers and tourists that Jonathan Parsons of Jo´s Place has passed away. Jo was a real character in town because of his excellent (sarcastic) sense of English humor and, according to neighbours, a very helpful person too. Additionally he always shared joyful jokes when we dropped off the latest edition […]

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Writers wanted! Fancy sending your story and have it published?

We are happy to inform our followers that we have started with the preparations of the printed editions of The Huaraz Telegraph for the 2017 season. We will inform our audience next week about what to expect exactly. In the meanwhile, we are looking for writers. During the high season (June-Sept.) Huaraz is visited by […]

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Mexican tourist has camera stolen while transport to Llanganuco breaks down

Magaly Lopez Garcia (photo), a Mexican tourist who was visiting the city of Huaraz suffered a terrible experience when a tour car that was heading towards the Llanganuco Lakes broke down. While the passengers were waiting in the burning sun for a solution, someone ostensibly managed to grab her camera. According to the tourist, it […]

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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 help to help those affected. This is what members of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) All Hands from the United Kingdom, Australia, Colombia and the United States did. They got to Huarmey to work on the […]

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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 freight vehicles, vans, cars and passenger service buses until four in the afternoon. The mayor of the district of Colquioc – Casquitambo, Manuel Díaz Trujillo reported that the road has been enabled in one single […]

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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 is and if Huaraz can be visited in the near future. We also received a frank message from Michael Gregory and Susanne Heuberger, who wanted to express their gratitude to the Nacional Police for their […]

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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, 28 people have died so far due to mudslides and heavy rain caused by the coastal weather phenomenon El Niño. The mayor of the province of the Santa, Victoria Espinoza García, reported that 58,000 people […]

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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. Additionally we were informed that there are more than 200 people on a waiting list for additional flights. Police authorities confirmed that elderly and people with emergencies get preference. Also, international tourists that might miss […]

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Tourist Police Huaraz finds back stolen suitcase of Brazilian tourist

On March 6th Brazilian Felipe da Silva thought to check-in at a local tourist hostel located on Jr. Ladislao Meza in Huaraz leaving one suitcase on the street for only a couple of seconds. However, when he returned his suitcase was gone. The Brazilian, living in Flonapolis, immediately went to the Tourist Police to report […]

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Passengers on Julio César bus assaulted by hooded criminals en route to Lima

A bus of the company Julio César leaving Huaraz at 11:15pm was stopped on the way near Chasquitambo – Pativilca by two criminals who were actually already aboard the bus. The two subjects were armed with guns and traveled as passengers. During the drive they lined up the driver and then let the bus stop […]

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Illegal mining within the National Park Huascaran destroying Nevado Tocllaraju

In the past we have reported on this topic before but it seems that the situation only has gotten worse. […]

The piteous downfall of Hatun Machay

A mere two years ago, Hatun Machay, a rock forest located in the Cordillera Negra between Huaraz and Lake Conococha, […]

Crystal under a southern sky, Alpamayo is the most beautiful one

A photo of a Peruvian mountain that was first published in Germany, gave Alpamayo the illustrious fame of becoming the […]

Víctor Rímac from Huaraz on top of the world

Third time’s a charm! After two unsuccessful attempts to conquer Mount Everest, Victor Rimac Trejo finally managed to set foot […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 19)

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

Pumacayán: A short history of heritage

Many tourists that visit Huaraz know little about the city’s history upon their arrival. In fact, even many of the […]

Printed edition of July 2017 a bit delayed but these are our topics

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the production of the July edition is a bit […]

Warrior Princess in the Callejón de Huaylas

My boyfriend, Josh, and I arrived in Ancash in January of this year to hang out until the dry season […]

Access to Santa Cruz Trek and Laguna 69 restricted for one week; tour operators upset

A week ago, a private road construction company announced to realise maintenance work on the road Yungay-Yanama. The Huascarán National […]

Carta abierta dirigida a Rosario Pilar Obregón Domínguez

Hola Rosario, De antemano, lo siguiente está redactado en castellano, para evitar malas interpretaciones o traducciones. Pese a que tus […]

Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) to organise an international rescue course in Guatemala

After previously having successfully directed an international rescue course in Mexico, the in Huaraz based Peruvian Mountain Guides Association (AGMP) […]

Victor Rimac back in Huaraz after successfully having conquered Mount Everest

After an exhausting trip from Nepal, and a couple of days in Peru´s capital Lima for press meetings and sponsor […]

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

We were just recently informed about the new entrance fees for the National Park Huascaran and this is bad news […]

Englishman Jonathan (Jo) Parsons of popular hostel Jo´s Place passes away

We are sad to inform our readers and tourists that Jonathan Parsons of Jo´s Place has passed away. Jo was a […]

BREAKING NEWS: New female concessionaire of Hatun Machay denounced by former Argentine administrator

The Huaraz Telegraph obtained a copy of a criminal complaint which was filed by Argentine citizen Andrés Saibene against Rosario […]

Icefall in Laguna Palcacocha causes three metre high waves

During a special emergency press conference, the National Institute for Research in Glacier and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) announced that a […]

Huaraz remembers the devastating earthquake of 1970

On May 31st in 1970, it was like a normal afternoon in the cities of Huaraz, Yungay, Chimbote and Casma, […]

Nine high mountain guides graduate after four years of hard study and practice

Rafael Figueroa Chávez, president of the Casa de Guías of the Mountain Guides Association of Peru in Huaraz confirmed that […]