Get to know the Calshi community
Experience the daily life of a community
Price: Upon request
What awaits you during this 1 day experience
On this guided walk around the community of Calshi we will visit the Virgin de Peña, we’ll stop to converse with shepherd women, know about the local agricultural products, learn about the community water and irrigation system and see what is the most important cash crop of the community and how it is prepared for the market.
The community you will be visiting
The community Calshi in the Chimborazo region offer you a unique experience. The locals will take you to a walk around their community to experience their authentic, daily live. Sure you can taste their local products like potato and melloco, and you will learn about medicinal herbs cultivated by the community. If you are lucky you can enjoy on your walk the view of the majestic Chimborazo and his surroundings. Enjoy a normal day in the community of Calshi with all his unpredictability and sometimes hard reality. … Read more about Calshi
Food & Drinks
Traditional local food like potato and melloco
Chimborazo • Calshi community walk
Accompanied by local people in traditional dress, we will set out on a guided walk around the community of Calshi. We will visit the Virgin de Peña, an image of the Virgin Mary that was painted on a cliff after her presence was revealed in a dream to a Calshi resident in the 1930s. We’ll stop to converse with shepherd women in bright shawls, their faces bronzed and lined by the sun, who spin wool as they watch their flocks. Those feeling brave will have the chance to try their hand at milking a cow and drinking the warm frothy milk. Stopping at the reservoir, we’ll marvel at the feat of engineering that allows the community to automatically irrigate its crops with water from the Carihuairazo volcano, before visiting the carrot washing and packing plant where their main crop is prepared for sale.