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Huaraz hostels win first battle against captadores (touts) at Cruz del Sur in Huaraz

The plight of disturbing touts hanging around bus stops and terminals is known among most travellers. They exist in Asian, African and even European countries and logically also in South America. In Italy, touts are known as bagarinaggios. In English, a tout is any person who solicits business or employment in a persistent and annoying […]

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Huaraz hostels taking action against the Jhonny Tours touts at the bus station of Cruz del Sur

Our top story in the June edition of The Huaraz Telegraph is about the battle of the hostels in Huaraz against the touts at the bus station of Cruz del Sur, a very delicate item because none of the hostel representatives wanted their name printed in the paper. Despite the fact that more than 25 […]

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Peruvian Sports Institute not cooperating at climbing event

This year, the Federación Deportiva Peruana de Andinismo y Deportes de Invierno decided for the first time to include the town of Huaraz as a venue for the national climbing championships. This tournament is crucial to the competitors as it’s a means of selecting the best climbers to represent Peru in the XVII Bolivarian Games […]

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Lack of information agencies Huaraz could be putting lives at risk

Huaraz is surrounded by world-renowned opportunities for trekking, mountain climbing and other outdoor activities. Deciding what you would like to do and comparing offers can be a challenge, with the abundance of zealous salesmen, guidebook advice and websites and so on. For tourists, it’s important to thoroughly evaluate an agency before making a commitment. Going […]

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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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Entrance ticket fees for PNH remain unchanged

Rumours reached the office of The Huaraz Telegraph that the Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (better known as SERNANP) would raise the entrance prices for the National Park Huascarán. Martin Salvador who is chief in charge at the PNH in Huaraz provided The Huaraz Telegraph with the following interesting information: “There […]

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Lonely Planet Visited Huaraz in 2012

Anxious days for restaurant and hostel owners last month, as Lonely Planet visited the city of Huaraz and its surrounding areas. Which businesses will be surprised with a notice in the book and which ones will be kicked out? Huge pressure on the shoulders of Kevin Raub, author of the northern sections of Peru (with […]

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Why you should visit Huanchaco

A surfing paradise, a quiet beach with exciting nightlife, and an ancient traditional culture are waiting for you! Huanchaco is a fishing village and beach resort located nearby Trujillo the largest city in Peru north of Lima. Let me tell you first a bit about this amazing city. It was founded by the Spanish back […]

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Chavín & Origins of Andean Civilization

Chavín was once compared to the Olmecs and depicted as the Mother Civilization of the Andes. The term Chavín has been applied to a developmental stage of Andean history, to an archaeological period, to an art style and to a hypothetical empire.  Chavín has been interpreted as a culture, a civilization and a religion. The […]

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Destination Lima

Few travelers spend the time to fully check out this fascinating and at times hectic city but those who do take the time to discover the wonders of Lima, it’s fantastic food, the many districts and its people are rarely disappointed. With a population of nearly 9 million Lima ranks as South America’s fourth largest […]

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Archeological monuments suffering water filtrations due to rain

According to declarations made by staff of the Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Ancash (DDC), most archeological monuments in the […]

Noise pollution in Huaraz for 99% caused by claxons

A group of teachers and students of the Chao Virú University in Trujillo were to be seen on the main […]

After estimating 8,000 dogs, Huaraz Municipality agrees to tackle stray dog problem

Some tourists ironically call Huaraz the city of dogs and you can´t blame them for that. It´s actually very sad […]

Laguna Palcacocha still without its early warning system

A visit to Lake Palcacocha learned that the lake which caused the 1941 flood in Huaraz and killed approximately 2,000 […]

Heavy rain causes many roads to collapse in Huaraz and Ancash area

The torrential rains that affected the Callejon de Huaylas for the past month have left houses, schools and roads in […]

Certified osteopathy course offered in Huaraz by an Amercian psychotherapist

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by Danaan Lahey that the International Society of Orthobionomy Peru will be organising a 22-month […]

Meteorologist predicts waterlogging and heavy rainfall in Huaraz

Rafael Figueroa Tauquino predicts more heavy rain for the urban area of Huaraz. Not the news many tourists would like […]

Psychologist: Anxiety is a problem for people in Huaraz’

Psychologist Yalu Palomino Zárate shared her professional point of view on a part of Huaraz society. Having analysed and studied […]

Locals question Huanchaco’s 25th spot in South American beach ranking

In a beach ranking which was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers […]

BREAKING: Three Spanish mountaineers and Peruvian guide die on Mateo

An expedition counting four Spanish climbers and their mountain guide from Huaraz (Rubén Dario Alva) was hit by surprise and […]

Early seismic movement awakens citizens Ancash coast

A perceptible tremor of 4.6 on the Richter scale awoke many people on the Ancash shore living in Huarmey, Casma, […]

Baby with 12 fingers and 12 toes born in Chimbote hospital

A beautiful baby was born in the Hospital La Caleta in Chimbote on the eve of New Year. However, when […]

Huanchaco Beach in top 50 best beaches of South America

Earlier this week, the Chamber of Tourism of Huanchaco announced to be proud that Huanchaco Beach was chosen among South […]

Visitors are prohibited to take plastic into Huascaran National Park

William Martínez Shiñquin, head of the Huascarán National Park, announced that they have issued a provision that prohibits the entry […]

Local guide shares search details and reveals that Jesse Galganov was last seen in Taullipampa

Earlier this week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Beto Pinto Toledo, manager and founder of local tourism […]

Meet cebiche de chocho, Huaraz’s hearty food icon

Perhaps one of the most popular local dishes of Huaraz, yet one which is often overlooked by travellers, is cebiche […]

Local newspaper spreads painful fake news on Jesse Galganov

What was announced as a huge scoop on the front page of the Friday morning edition of local newspaper Prensa […]

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 […]