Annual Chocolatada Festival

Supporting local traditions in Peru






local residents



“chocolatada” drinks & bread provided



 gifts & winter clothes provided


8 years

of support for a traditional holiday festival

How Can I Help?

Monetary donations are crucial to this project, as they help HOP buy the food, chocolatada, gifts, and winter clothes for the village’s festivals. We also appreciate donations of winter clothes that can be distributed to the villagers. To get involved this holiday season, contact us at: or 801-943-0264


Project History

The villages of Pashpa and Huaripampa serve as gateways to some of Peru’s most magnificent peaks. As World Wide Trekking began to pass through these villages, they noticed that the village residents received little to no assistance in return for the warm welcome they provide travelers. In 2013, with the help of our Peruvian ambassador, Rodolfo Reyes, HOP began our support of Pashpa village by providing funding to rekindle their annual Chocolatada Festival. Hot chocolate and panettone sweet bread are traditional staples of celebrating Christmas among Peruvian communities, and a Chocolatada Festival is a chance for people to come together to share in holiday cheer. Over the past many years, we have provided gifts, drinks, food, and winter clothing to help the tradition thrive. In 2017, we expanded our Chocolatada Festival support to include the nearby village of Huaripampa as well.

Future Goals

Chocolatada has become not only a time of festivities and celebrations, but also a chance for HOP to donate much needed warm clothing and supplies to communities that provide warm welcomes to our signature treks in Peru. We will continue to provide funding and gifts to support Pashpa and Huaripampa’s annual Chocolatada Festival.