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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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No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

Jesús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and […]

Memories of the 76th anniversary of the glacial lake outburst of 1941

In 1941, while Europe was suffering the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total casualties, Huaraz and […]

Priest involved in US pedophile scandal now preaches in Chimbote

Last night, Cuarto Poder, a journalistic research programme broadcasted on America T.V. (channel 4 in Peru) revealed that a priest […]

Sport Rosario extends contracts and will participate in the Copa Sudamericana

On Sunday the 3rd of December, the last matches for the Clausura Tournament of the Primera División were played and […]

Weather expert warns Huaraz will not be spared from waterlogging

University professor and local meteorologist Rafael Figueroa Tauquino lamented that despite of the warnings realised by the Santiago Antúnez de […]

Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges become Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Traditional System of Corongo’s Water Judges (Sistema de Jueces de Agua de Corongo) is inscribed on the Representative List […]

Human excrements, plastic bags and remains of food found on Huascarán

The team consisted of eight specialists from the National Research Institute of Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems (INAIGEM) which between August […]

Researchers confirm Huascarán is actually 11 metres lower than previously assumed

Since 1873, nine measurements of the south and north peaks of Huascarán have been made estimating all different heights. The […]

A brief history of Mataraju; Peru´s tallest mountain

Mount Huascarán (in Ancash Quechua language: Mataraju, ‘Twin Nevados’), is a massif located in the Western Cordillera of the Andes, […]

Dutchman seeking to educate Peruvian citizens and farmers about climate change

Henk Smeenk is a Dutch man with a mission: to help farmers in developing countries face the challenges of climate […]

Huaraz suffers heavy rainfall and a minor 3.6 magnitude earthquake

Huaraz, capital of Ancash region endured heavy rainfall for about an hour yesterday afternoon. The rainfall caused waterlogging in several […]

Contrasting fortunes in 2017 for Sport Ancash and Sport Rosario

With just two games remaining of Peru’s Segunda División, Sport Ancash have been relegated into the abyss of the Peruvian […]

Cracks in Peru’s tallest mountain are caused by climate change, say researchers

A research team spent five days ascending the dizzying heights of Peru’s tallest mountain on a scientific expedition to record […]

Jesse Galganov´s father praises local police and indicates not to give up

Canadian citizen Jesse Galganov has been missing for 51 days and sadly, the search for him has not yet resulted […]

Polish family of mountaineer who died in Ojos del Salado thanks rescue guide from Huaraz

Agnieszka Cruz-Koniak, daughter of the Polish mountaineer who died on Volcano Ojos del Salado (located on the Argentina-Chile border) earlier […]

Valery Rozov dies after a failed BASE jump attempt in the Himalayas

Rozov was an internationally renowned BASE jumper, a sport reserved for only the most fearless, whereby one free falls from […]

Rubbish on the rise on popular Santa Cruz Trek

The Santa Cruz Trek is slowly edging its way into the realms of Machu Picchu and Colca Canyon as one […]

Ancash resident and Peruvian actress Claudia Dammert (68) passes away

Beloved actress and devoted resident of the Ancash region, Claudia Dammert, sadly passed away this week. She was 68, and […]