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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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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 […]