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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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Cleanup work executed at laguna Willcacocha by Huaraz Municipality

In just a couple of years, the lagoon Willcacocha has become one of the region´s most popular day hikes. The lake located in the Cordillera Negra near the community of Santa Cruz is located at 3,745 metres above sea-level counts with a 12,819 m2 surface and is characterised by its water scarcity and diversity of […]

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Five tourists and their guide get mugged when held at gun point near Willcahuaín Ruins

Five foreign tourists and their guide were assaulted and held at gun point on the 17th of July, at seven kilometres from the Huaraz city centre. The crime took place approximately one kilometre from the archeologically monument of Willcahuaín and was executed by four suspects that were aboard a black Yaris car. The group of […]

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Tour agencies scrutinised: what is promised to tourists when agencies are contacted?

In Huaraz, the message for tourists shopping around for tour agencies for hikes, climbs and other activities is buyers beware. In the past, there have been some relaxed if not downright fraudulent practices. The outdoor activities in this extraordinarily beautiful area are world-renowned. Deciding what you want to do, and comparing the offers of tour […]

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Israeli citizen dies while hiking the Laguna 69 trek in the Cordillera Blanca

Two Israeli newspapers report on the death of the 35-year-old Pavel Lerman, from the city of Safed in northern Israel, while accompanied by many other Israeli backpackers in the Huascaran National Park. According to the Israeli press his family has been notified of his death. The cause of death is unclear, local people in the […]

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Letter to the editor by Nathan Haley about the Huayhuash

Here at The Huaraz Telegraph we like to hear what our readers have to say, whether it be a comment about the paper, or something about Huaraz. We recently received a letter from Nathan Haley who wanted to raise the issues of the Huayhuash. Sir, I fear for the Cordillera Huayhuash, I fear it is going to […]

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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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Santa Cruz trek reopened

Santa Cruz Trek

You might have read in the previous editions of The Huaraz Telegraph about a landslide at the Santa Cruz Trek which destroyed the original route. We are pleased to inform our readers that most agencies are now selling packages of the complete trek as a new route has been created. I talked with David Lazo […]

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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 […]