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15 giant carved marble sculptures exhibited during Easter

In the past, Easter (Semana Santa in Spanish) marked the start of the ´high season´ with many national tourists mainly from the capital spending a long weekend in Huaraz. The Regional Directorate for Foreign Trade and Tourism of the regional government of Ancash anticipated to Easter and announced that it will promote 15 giant sculptures […]

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Visits to Llanganuco Lakes increased 27% compared with 2015

Despite having suffered five power cuts in less than an hour between 07:15pm and 08:15pm on Saturday that scared the hell out of tourist on the main street, Plaza de Armas and in restaurants, hostels and hotels, most tourists seemed to have enjoyed their stay in Huaraz and the surrounding areas. Sudden rain fall didn’t […]

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Unhygienic mattresses of hostels confiscated just before Semana Santa

On the eve of Easter, The Provincial Municipality of Huaraz through the Public Service office and the Control Office of Management and Commercialisation, has executed a number of operational monitoring inspections in various hotels and hostels in the city of Huaraz. Hostel Empire, Hotel Monte Blanco, Hostal Concorde, Hostal Eccame and Hostal Tany were the […]

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National Chamber of Tourism predicts 1.8 million Peruvians to travel during Easter

The president of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) Jorge Jochamowitz estimated that around 1.8 million people will travel domestically during and around Easter. The almost two million Peruvians will likely generate a commercial movement of 540 million soles, which means that each person on average will spend an expenditure of 300 soles during their […]

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No clarity on number of tourists during Semana Santa 2014

After a disastrous Easter in 2013 when hardly any tourists visited Huaraz, this year showed signs of improvement as many hostels and hotels were fully booked for the Semana Santa. At least, that’s what the local newspapers and TV were reporting. At the moment no official statistics have been released so we are unclear as […]

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THT doubts Huaraz got 40% more tourists during Semana Santa 2013

A brief investigation by The Huaraz Telegraph has called into question the veracity of the claim that there were more tourists in 2013, compared to last year during Easter. Not one single owner of a hostel where The Huaraz Telegraph is freely available confirmed the story. According to HuarazInforma, the Regional Director of Foreign Trade […]

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Google Street View vehicle spotted and less tourists during Semana Santa in Huanchaco

Google Street View vehicles spotted. If you have been in Huanchaco for a while, or have been to visit city of Trujillo then you might end up on Google Maps. The cars of Google Street View were recently spotted in Huanchaco on Las Gardenias. The internet giant started implementing its Street View service in Peru […]

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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 […]