The villages of Pashpa and Huaripampa sit in the mouth of the Ishinca Valley, where some of Peru’s most magnificent peaks are. As World Wide Trekking began to pass through these villages on their way up to Ishinca climbs, they noticed that the village’s residents have received little to no assistance in return for the warm welcome they provide travelers en route to the valley. 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. For the past four years, we have provided gifts, gallons of hot “chocolatada” drinks, and loaves of panettone bread. In 2017 we also provided gifts of winter clothing. In 2017, we expanded our Chocolatada Festival support to include the nearby village of Huaripampa.