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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 bus stations in Huaraz learned that from tomorrow there will be limited transportation between Huaraz and Peru´s capital. The bus companies have obtained permission to travel to Lima from 7 am until 1 in the […]

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Deadly climbing accident in Huayhuash, rescue team heading to place of disaster

This morning The Huaraz Telegraph was informed that less than a week after the incident on the Nevado Mateo, a new accident took place. This time unfortunately in the Cordillera Huayhuash. According to first indications, the accident happened at the Rasaq (Quechua for toad) Mounain. The Huayhuash mountain range is located in the western central […]

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Joran van der Sloot confesses Holloway murder in Peru’s cold Challapalca prison

A surprisingly looking very healthy Joran van der Sloot, confessed in front of a hidden camera of Radar and The Enquirer, the murder on Natalee Holloway. The Dutchman confirmed what many people have always thought, his direct involvement in the disappearing of the body of the then 18-year-old American tourist. Joran confessed the murder sitting […]

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Monumental Christ of Yungay turned 50 today

The monumental Christ of Yungay fulfilled its Golden Jubilee commemorating 50 years of installation. A liturgical celebration was scheduled from 10:00 AM at the general cemetery in Yungay where the Provincial Mayor Enrique Chavez Vara and local authorities in participated. The Yungay Public Charity designed a special ceremony, which began with the hoisting of the […]

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Assault at the Los Olivos climbing site

In the afternoon of Sunday November 29th the official guide Benito Rivera Castillo was savagely attacked by a group of youngsters, while he was rock climbing at the popular Los Olivos site, which is located just outside the town of Huaraz.  The youngsters who were clearly drunk and underage threw rocks at Benito from the […]

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The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 14)

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (I.N.E.I) 12,187 foreigners entered Peru in 2012 and stayed for over a year. The Huaraz Telegraph is wondering whether these visitors came to see the wonders of Peru, or were they looking for the Peruvian dream? If the American dream is the idea that success is […]

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What presumably happened with the Russian mountaineers on Huandoy

The editor of The Huaraz Telegraph interviews Eric Raul Albino Lliuya for El Informativo on Cable Andino. Erik was a member of the rescue team that finally located the bodies of the Russian climbers Alexander Ruchkin and Vyacheslav Ivanov who didn’t return from their climb on Huandoy South Face. Camera and video editing by Moises Cadillo. […]

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A mother of four from Basque Country verifying improved security at Jorge Chavez International Airport

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and kept in check in a report by the Ombudsman of Spain María Soledad Becerril Bustamante, at the end of 2014 exactly 1,735 Spaniards were incarcerated abroad. Surprisingly Peru is top of the list with 327 Spanish convicts, followed by France (155), Colombia (139), Morocco (119) […]

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The official I love HZ brand offers souvenirs and t-shirts to tourists

I Love Huaraz is a brand that belongs to two brothers from Huacho (north of Lima) and in 2012 they decided to come to the city of Huaraz in search of new opportunities. Surrounded by mountains and various activities like hiking and climbing they came up with the idea of helping the Huaraz tourism sector […]

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Latest news about our Christmas special

In a little while our special (bilingual) and Christmas edition will be available to the Huaraz market. New in this Christmas edition of the Huaraz Telegraph is our (Spanish) crucigrama puzzle. The puzzle (or crossword) will be called The Huaraz  Telegrama and will contain a one-winner-takes-it-all prize. On January the 1st, 2015 and through a […]

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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. […]

Urgent: Canadian tourist missing and last seen in Huaraz

Jesse Galganov

The Huaraz Telegraph was contacted this morning by Magda Fernández who informed us that Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been […]

Lima among the five most dangerous cities in the world for women

According to the ranking of the foundation of the international news agency Thomson Reuters, the insecurity that women live in […]

‘London to Lima Gin´, made of water from the Cordillera Blanca exported to London

On October 6th, I sat down to lunch with Alex James, and his wife and business partner Karena De Lecaros-Aquise […]

The conquistador´s daughter and the Incan princess of Huaylas

This is the story of two very powerful women who lived in the ancient towns of the Callejon de Huaylas […]

Huaraz-born trail runner named Huascarán National Park ambassador

Hernán Henostroza Gamarra from Huaraz informed The Huaraz Telegraph that he was officially named ambassador of the National Park Huascarán. […]

Park rangers National Park Huascarán trained to monitor wild birds

Peru’s National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), and Cornell University’s Ornothology Laboratory (CLO), have collaborated in […]

Flagging down a taxi in Huaraz; what to expect

Catching a taxi in Huaraz is quite an easy process and it shouldn’t take much longer than a couple of […]

Flor Cuenca Blas conquers second eight-thousander; Mt. Manaslu

At 08:40 local time, on September the 28th 2017, Peruvian native Flor Cuenca Blas summited Nepal’s Mt. Manaslu, which rises […]

Huaracino’s son to become chess grandmaster

On September the 26th 2017, Peruvian chess player José Martinez Alcántara won the World Youth Chess Championship for the U18 […]

Match review: Sport Rosario (0 – 1) Alianza Lima

The Estadio Rosas Pampa almost reached its 18,000 capacity for the high profile visit of Club Alianza Lima, Peru’s oldest […]

Charles Lewis Cornelius: Seven months on the outside

After 12 years in prison, of which five in Huaraz´s Víctor Pérez Liendo Prison for attempting to smuggle 17kg of […]

¨Huaraz could suffer an earthquake magnitude 8 on the Richter scale¨

The head of the Civil Defence of Huaraz, David Paredes, issued a grave warning last week that it was possible […]

Chacas, a “painted” town in danger of losing its beauty

Chacas a small town in the Peruvian Andes in the Ancash Region, behind the highest mountain peak called Huasacarán. It […]

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 […]