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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 has a very special kind of beauty. From winter to spring, visitors can see a stunning and colourful landscape: red roofs, white walls,  and green fields against bottle blue sky background. The quaint and narrow […]

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Foreword editor THT August edition 2017

Between threats and praises, we´ll just keep walking our own path Every now and then, at my part-time job at Cable Andino, I am asked how a gringo got to present the local 7 o´clock news on live television. With a modest smile, I normally show them the latest edition of The Huaraz Telegraph. It´s […]

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(Esp.) Una perspectiva del turismo en Áncash (3a parte) por Gilf Laurente Barrera

Según el último resultado del Foro Internacional de Glaciares, me remito a lo manifestado por el Ing. Marco Zapata, ilustre investigador y doctor en esta materia, menciona que el Pastoruri perdió dentro de estos últimos 40 años el 50 % de su masa glaciar 54% del área glaciar , donde además se sabe que en […]

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(Esp.) Una perspectiva del turismo en Áncash (2a parte) por Ricardo Jiraldo Gamarra

Quiero empezar con el siguiente artículo, tocando el tema fundamental que aún muchos de los empresarios, negocios, y personal involucrado en el sector turismo, les cuesta superar y poner en práctica: “La calidad del servicio”. Normalmente el servicio es ofrecido por todos los funcionarios o empleados de una empresa (de servicios o no), donde el […]

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(Esp.) Una perspectiva del turismo en Áncash (1a parte) por Antonio M. Palacios Bertolot

Sólo el turismo salvará a Áncash. Si fuéramos críticos y verdaderamente francos, reconoceríamos al espejismo minero como una actividad eminentemente extractiva que en pocos años nos dejará solo montañas perforadas, contaminación y corrupción ya que las divisas producidas por el canon minero no benefician  a la población en general. En la región Áncash se ubican […]

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Airline LC Perú will have to drop their fares dramatically

On the 9th of May, low-cost airline Viva Air Peru will inaugurate its services on Peruvian soil, directing its first plane from Lima to Iquitos. After having received permission by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the company has started selling tickets from as little as S/ 59.90 to most popular destinations in Peru. Viva […]

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Huaraz? Globally seen, Peru is Machu Picchu and nothing else

When I look at tourism in our city of Huaraz, I think there is still much to explore. Huaraz however, is not the tourist destination it should be, and that is due to the work of the local authorities. Corruption and informality are the main causes why tourism in Huaraz doesn’t grow. And finally, the […]

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Transversal projects of economic activation in the department of Ancash

Save the Rajus, a company dedicated to the promotion of tourism through sports and environmental events, proposes the creation of two tourist corridors for the activation of the department of Ancash. Tourism, geared to our geography, culture and history, is the main industry that drives the economy and development of Peruvian society. BACKGROUND Draft Law […]

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An open letter addressed to tourism entrepreneurs working in our region

In recent years, the hike to Lake 69 has become more well-known. Visitors fluctuate between 100 to 150 per day and this hiking destination generates jobs and employers at the expense of nothing. Unfortunately, many people do not understand their commitment. The following is a question addressed to the direct actors in tourism, travel agencies, […]

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Have you ever seen the rain in Huaraz?

Some faithful followers of our newspaper might wonder why its editor has written an editorial for this month since there will not be an October issue of our newspaper. According to Google Analytics, many people read these small pieces where I give my point of view on things that have happened in Huaraz. I like […]

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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 […]