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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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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 […]