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.


  • Residents of Pashpa, Huaripampa, & the surrounding areas


  • Monetary support

  • Basic supplies such as warm clothing


  • The villages continue their traditional holiday festival

  • Winter clothes and other gifts provided to all community members

Current Events

The villages of Pashpa and Huaripampa celebrated the Chocolatada Festival on Christamas eve of 2017!

Future Goals

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