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Archaeological site of Piquijirca being invaded and destroyed

According to information obtained by The Huaraz Telegraph, the archaeological site of Piquijirca is being invaded by local people for political reasons. Although not very well known, the site of Piquijirca is located to the west of the town of Yungar and southeast of the cemetery of the same town. Its access road goes towards […]

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Cemetery of Yungay gets modern facelift to attract more visitors

The Provincial Municipality of Yungay represented by the mayor in charge Professor Justino Jaico Grimaldo and its aldermen, in coordination with representatives of the National Plan COPESCO presented their plans to give the cemetery of Yunday a modern facelift. The plan was inaugurated by placing the cornerstone on Monday the 22nd at 10 o´clock in […]

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Municipality of Tinco offering English lessons to children in the district

How important is English nowadays in Peru? Although the average level of English isn’t very high in the Ancash region, many companies in Lima and the rest of Peru require their new employees are able to at least speak and write in basic English. The mayor of the district of Tinco, Jhoel Quito León demonstrated […]

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Copacabaña Lodge, a brand-new option in the Peruvian Andes

Delícia Ramirez and Bruno Reviron (originally from Normandy in France) are the proud owners of this new lodge option in the area of Copa Grande (10 km from Marcará and 35 km from Huaraz). The construction of the spanking new castle-formed-lodge took around two years to complete but the result may be called magnificent. Although […]

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Chimbote and Nuevo Chimbote will soon have double decker bus with touristic route

Just like in the bigger cities around the world, tourists and citizens of Chimbote and Nuevo Chimbote will soon be able to enjoy their attractions and historical sites by taking a ride in the new panoramic double decker bus. The initiative was presented to the Municipality of Santa by Claudia Arteaga Vasquez, also director of […]

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Vive Conchucos announces the reception of more than 7,000 tourists

In a special press release on the 12th of August, Swiss Contact and Antamina published that the number of visitors to the archaeological monument of Chavin reached 6,949 over the four days during Fiestas Patrias; an improvement on the 4,638 visitors who visited during Independence Day in 2013. In general, and thanks to the hard […]

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Smallest mummy in the world finally comes home to Caraz

The Museum of Caraz is now home to the world’s smallest mummy, which will be permanently exhibited for visitors to enjoy. The mummified remains of the six and a half month old baby were discovered on the slopes of the Nevado Alpamayo by researcher Hernan Osorio Caracino. The inaugural ceremony was held in one of […]

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First ever Great Organic Potato Festival in Chaná

Great expectations are generated in the Conchucos area as the first Organic Potato Festival launch ceremony was held on Friday May 17th. This great festival will be held on June 10th this year, in the district itself, as part of the festivities in honor of San Pedro. The objective is to rescue, value and preserve […]

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It’s a hard-knock life for a volunteer

Being a volunteer is not always easy, and most volunteer organisations operate smoothly. However, one organization has been having a rough time for the past two months. Normally the people of the Esperanza community know that the organization is doing something good for their community, and takes good care of the workers. But recently things […]

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Municipality not doing enough to protect the treasures of Huanchaco

It is a well-known fact that wherever you dig a hole in Peru chances are you will find something ancient, and of value. Unfortunately there is not enough money to finance all the excavations that archaeologists would want to do. One of the biggest excavations in Trujillo is Chan Chan, an ancient Moche community 20 minutes […]

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Climate Change Route a complete failure, facilities Pastoruri Glacier totally abandoned

In the 80s and 90s Pastoruri was natural sight that attracted about 100,000 tourists each year. But global warming has […]

Huaraz-born hotelier launches new craft beer called Huasca Pacha

Since ancient times beers have been produced and are consumed by the world´s population. It´s said that the Egyptians used […]

Martyrs´ story of friars Michael and Zbigniew will be translated into Polish

Almost two years after the publication of the book The Passion of Michael and Zbigniew, the book will be now […]

A visit to hotel Colomba in search of nostalgia, history, soft drinks and beer

Huaraz has hundreds of hotels, but not many of them have been part of Huaraz´ history for over a century. […]

¨The lack of fresh water will also affect tourism in Huaraz in the future¨

The Huaraz Telegraph interviewed César Augusto Portocarrero Rodríguez who shared his thoughts on the importance of water in the 21st […]

Girl power in the mountains

About a month ago, we were informed of the return of Yvonne Antonieta Mejía Romero, known locally and in the […]

Huascarán of 1974; by William ´Bill´ Katra

One of the greatest joys of this 71-year-old climber is to revisit the scene of former exploits. So there we […]

The Peruvian dream / Expat in Huaraz (part 20)

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (I.N.E.I) 12,187 foreigners entered Peru in 2012 and stayed for over […]

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 […]

Soon to be distributed; a very interesting and varied August edition

We would like to inform our faithful followers and readers that the August edition is expected to be in Huaraz […]

Mass tourism during past weekend has left its marks at Laguna Parón

During the past long holiday weekend, the cities of Huaraz, Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz once again showed visitors their strengths […]

Lack of environmental awareness; used car tires dumped in the Rio Santa

Environmental pollution and the lack of environmental awareness is a latent problem in many third world countries and Peru is no […]

Finger-pointing in Huaraz starts after the death of three international mountaineers

A day after finding the lifeless bodies of Chileans Cristóbal Bizzarri Lyon, Gabriel Navarrete and Alexander Maznev, the finger-pointing has […]

Spanish tourist detained by Tourist Police while playing music on Luzuriaga

A female Spanish tourist was detained on Monday by the Tourist Police while she was playing her charango (small Andean […]

AGMP confirms death of two Chileans and one American-Russian mountaineer on Piramide

A special team of the Peruvian Mountain Guides Association Rescue Corps (AGMP), led by the Official Mountain Guides Josep Guillén […]

Breaking news: three tourists go missing on Nevado Piramide

According to a special news communication issued by the AGMP Communications Area, a special team of the Rescue Corps of […]

Valery Rozov realises historical BASE jump from Huascarán

Valery Rozov has successfully completed the highest BASE jump in South America in his search to jump from the seven […]

Reckless foreign tourists causing ecological damage at Laguna Willcacocha

The Association of Official Guides in High Mountains in Ancash (AGOEMA) has expressed its dismay on social networks. Yesterday, so […]