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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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Again high levels of noise pollution detected in city centre of Huaraz

The Regional Health Department of Ancash through the Environmental Health Department confirmed the presence of very disturbing noises in the centre of Huaraz. According to Ysabel Jaramillo Visitation, a member of the Ecology and Environmental Protection Department of the Environmental Health Department, the monitoring was carried out in commercial areas that are characterized by very […]

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Two French tourists assaulted at the Rataquenua cross in Huaraz

Despite the fact that the Tourist Police in Huaraz is doing permanent surveillance patrolling the access road towards the cross of Rataquenua, assaults still happen. In April 2013, The Huaraz Telegraph suggested its readers not going to the cross because of the ongoing assaults on tourists but going to El Pinar instead, a mining village […]

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Scandinavian tourist denounces being raped by brichero in Huaraz; case under investigation

The following information is highly delicate, however it requires the full attention of travelers and females in particular who plan visiting the city of Huaraz. In the last week of August, a frightened Scandinavian tourist went to the tourist police to denounce having been drugged and later raped by a Peruvian man working in the […]

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Important high mountain rescue course with exhibitors from Denver – Colorado at Casa de Guías

Rafael Figueroa Chavez, president of the Asociación de Guías de Montaña del Perú informed The Huaraz Telegraph the programming of an important high mountain rescue course for guides with international speakers from Denver – Colorado´s University in the United States. The speakers are so called specialists of high altitude rescue operations. The important high mountain […]

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Rangers at Palcacocha have not been paid since January and are without proper equipment

In our September 2014 edition we ran an article about the growing threat to Palcacocha Lake, an article that caused a furor among some ´intellectual´ tourism operators, who still don’t understand what they are up against. To quote from last year´s article: ¨Every citizen in Huaraz knows about the possible danger of Lake Palcacocha, including […]

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THT meets the Pikes on bikes in Huaraz

The Huaraz Telegraph has had the pleasure of meeting a number of cyclists journeying through Peru, among them James Hall and his wife who cycled 12,000km and were running out of brake pads until James´ sister sent them some from home. Also on the road were Harriet and Neill from the UK. These die-hard adventurers […]

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Lack of information agencies Huaraz could be putting lives at risk

Huaraz is surrounded by world-renowned opportunities for trekking, mountain climbing and other outdoor activities. Deciding what you would like to do and comparing offers can be a challenge, with the abundance of zealous salesmen, guidebook advice and websites and so on. For tourists, it’s important to thoroughly evaluate an agency before making a commitment. Going […]

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Backpack stolen at local supermarket and mugging near Monterrey hot springs

Is Huaraz becoming unsafe for tourists or not? The Huaraz Telegraph went to the office of the Tourist Police at the Plaza de Armas and found that even though we are barely in to 2013 there have already been 15 reports of robberies and scams; and the high season hasn’t even started yet! While with the […]

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It’s a hard-knock life for a volunteer

Being a volunteer is not always easy, and most volunteer organisations operate smoothly. However, one organization has been having a rough time for the past two months. Normally the people of the Esperanza community know that the organization is doing something good for their community, and takes good care of the workers. But recently things […]

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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, […]

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. […]

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, […]

Lima´s Jorge Chavez International Airport among worst in the world

Online travel agency eDreams, that offers deals in regular and charter flights, low-cost airlines, hotels, car rental etc. has evaluated […]

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 […]

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 […]

Newton Fund interested in supporting valuable scientific research in Ancash

The Newton Fund, so states the website of the British Council, promotes the economic development and welfare in partnering countries, […]

Animal abuse in Peru: men force donkey to enter the cargo hold of a bus

Images of men forcing a defenseless donkey to enter the cargo hold of an interprovincial bus have caused furor among […]

15 giant carved marble sculptures exhibited during Easter

In the past, Easter (Semana Santa in Spanish) marked the start of the ´high season´ with many national tourists mainly […]

Aspirant guides from Huaraz on their way to Bolivia for international expedition

During Friday´s press conference at the Casa de Guías the local press were given more details about the international mountaineering […]

Spectacular downhill skateboard championship to be held this weekend

On the 4th and 5th of March, the province of Asuncion in the department of Ancash will be hosting one […]

Huaraz based Sport Rosario surprise package in National Summer Tournament

Sport Rosario is representing Huaraz at the highest tier of the Peruvian football pyramid and until so far they have […]

Argentine citizen hurt as interprovincial bus burns down completely in Tortugas

The accident was registered on Wednesday at 4 o’clock in the morning at the height of km 396 near the […]

South African finally a free man after completing 12-year-long prison sentence

While others might have celebrated Valentine´s Day, the 14th of February was celebrated by Charles Lewis Cornelius for other reasons. […]

Huaraz based teacher Juan Raúl Cadillo winner in Ibero-American contest

A new and great achievement for teacher Juan Raúl Cadillo León, who in December last year was selected  among the […]

South African prisoner hospitalised and badly ill 13 days from release

A couple of days ago we got a phone call that Lewis Charles Cornelius was taken to the hospital Victor […]

Cruz del Sur bus crashes partly into discotheque in Huaraz centre

On Sunday at around 10:30 pm, a bus of the company Cruz del Sur rushed out of its terminal colliding […]