The village of Pashpa sits in the mouth of the Ishinca Valley, where some of Peru’s most magnificent peaks are. As World Wide Trekking began to pass through Pashpa on their way up to Ishinca climbs, we noticed that the village’s residents have received little to no assistance in return for the warm welcome they provide travelers en route to valley. In 2013, with the help of our Peruvian ambassador, Rodolfo Reyes, HOP began our support of Pashpa village by providing funding for what used to be their annual Chocolatada festival. With our help, Pashpa has been able to rekindle this tradition and bring festive cheer to the village around the holidays. For the past four years, we have provided gifts, gallons of hot “chocolatada” drinks, and loaves of panettone bread. In 2017, we expanded our support by giving winter clothing to the people of Pashpa.
Pashpa’s 1500 residents and surrounding people
Basic supplies such as warm clothing
The village continues their traditional holiday festival
Winter clothes and other gifts provided to all community members
The town of Pashpa celebrated the festival on Christmas eve of 2017!
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 a community that provides invaluable help and support to our many treks in Peru. We will continue to provide funding and gifts to support Pashpa’s annual Chocolatada Festival.