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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 a stadium with people from all over the world. Though I wouldn´t consider myself being a groundhopper, I have seen football matches in Romania, France, Poland, Hong Kong and as of last Saturday, Peru. Not […]

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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 Park has just recently confirmed that from Monday the 19th until Saturday the 24th, the roads that drives towards Cebollapampa (start of the hike to Laguna 69, Mount Pisco etc.) and Yanama will indeed be […]

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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 for climbing fanatics that visit the Huaraz area. According to the Legal Technical Report N ° 030-2016-SERNANP/DGANP-OAJ dating back from December the 28th , 2016 of the Management of Natural Protected Areas and of the […]

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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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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 again to Huaraz from Lima and vice versa. Due to heavy rain causing rock fall and mudslides, the access road between Huaraz and Lima had been interrupted a couple of times for the past month. […]

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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, so we learned yesterday. The devastating images of the results of huaícos have reached all corners of the world and will without a double have a negative impact on tourism for many years to come. […]

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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 airline LC Perú would be packed with tourists or not. Additionally, we spoke with a couple of tourists and with Carlos Maguiña, traffic agent of LC Perú at Anta Airport. Mr. Maguiña Ramirez informed us […]

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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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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 Hornillos. The Regional Centre of Emergency Operations (COER) has released a press communication stating that yesterday at 4:30 p.m. there have been mudslides again that have damaged the road. The road is currently closed until […]

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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 the 2016 reviews made by its customers to create the ranking about the best airports in the world. In total, more than 65,000 opinions were submitted by eDreams users and Helsinki-Vantaa in Finland was considered […]

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Cracks in Peru’s tallest mountain are caused by climate change, say researchers

A research team spent five days ascending the dizzying heights of Peru’s tallest mountain on a scientific expedition to record […]

Jesse Galganov´s father praises local police and indicates not to give up

Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been missing for 51 days and sadly, the search for him has not yet resulted […]

Polish family of mountaineer who died in Ojos del Salado thanks rescue guide from Huaraz

Agnieszka Cruz-Koniak, daughter of the Polish mountaineer who died on Volcano Ojos del Salado (located on the Argentina-Chile border) earlier […]

Valery Rozov dies after a failed BASE jump attempt in the Himalayas

Rozov was an internationally renowned BASE jumper, a sport reserved for only the most fearless, whereby one free falls from […]

Rubbish on the rise on popular Santa Cruz Trek

The Santa Cruz Trek is slowly edging its way into the realms of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon as one […]

Ancash resident and Peruvian actress Claudia Dammert (68) passes away

Beloved actress and devoted resident of the Ancash region, Claudia Dammert, sadly passed away this week. She was 68, and […]

Spanish Red Cross to complete humanitarian help project in Huarmey

In the beginning of March of this year, the province of Huarmey became one of the most affected places in […]

GPS signal indicates Jesse left Huaraz and went to Caraz for Santa Cruz area according to police

No breakthrough yet but some advances after weeks of silence. During his weekly meeting with the press, the head of […]

Trail runner Hernán Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz wins 38k Misti Sky Race in Arequipa

The youngster from Huaraz just keeps on winning. In May of this year, Hernán Henostroza Gamarra managed to win the […]

How on earth could Jesse Galganov just vanish in Huaraz without a trace?

One month on and the police apparently have absolutely nothing on Jesse Galganov´s disappearance. The two video cameras which captured […]

Travelling at 3000m and the effects of altitude in Huaraz

Four years ago Lionel Messi famously threw up in a football match against Bolivia; Bolivia’s stadium is at 3800m, and […]

18-year-old female Canadian mountaineer rescued from Mount Alpamayo

Eighteen-year-old Canadian Sara Murphy, a mountaineer who was reported missing on October 29th in the Alpamayo mountain range of the […]

Administrator of Kame House states to fully cooperate: ¨Jesse Galganov never arrived at our establishment¨

Christopher Garcia Obregon, owner and administrator of Kame House Backpackers, the hostel where Jesse Galganov ostensibly stayed one night on […]

Where is Jesse Galganov? 10.000$ reward for tip that leads to his finding

Journalists of Peruvian broadcaster America TV travelled to Huaraz to find out more about the disappearance of the 22-year-old Jesse […]

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. […]