Most banks are found around the Plaza de Armas and along Avenida Luzuriaga. Among those that exchange traveler's checks and cash and have ATMs are Banco de Crédito, Av. Luzuriaga 669, at the corner of Sucre (tel. 043/421-170); Interbank, Sucre 913 (tel. 044/423-015); and Banco Wiese, Sucre 766 (no phone). Money-changers can usually be found hanging around outside banks around the Plaza de Armas.

In an emergency, call tel. 105. For climbing accidents and assistance, including evacuations, contact Unidad de Salvamento de Alta Montaña (High Altitude Rescue), Av. Arias Grazziani s/n, Yungay, at tel. 043/493-333 or 043/493-327; or Casa de Guías, Parque Ginebra 28 (tel. 043/421-811). If you need the police, the tourist police have an office just off the Plaza de Armas (tel. 043/421-341). You can also contact the national police, Larrea y Loredo 720 (tel. 043/421-461). For medical attention, go to Hospital de Apoyo Víctor Ramos Guardia, Av. Luzuriaga s/n (tel. 043/421-290), or Hospital Regional de Huaraz, Av. Luzuriaga s/n (tel. 043/421-321).

There are a number of Internet cabinas dotting the downtown area. Try Avance, Av. Luzuriaga 672, 2nd Floor (tel. 043/426-736), which has special deals for repeat visits and is open late.

The Huaraz post office is at Av. Luzuriaga 702, across the street from the Plaza de Armas (tel. 043/421-030). The Telefónica del Perú office is at Bolívar and Sucre, just east of the Plaza de Armas.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.