Peru: Lares Valley and Machu Picchu Trek


This is a private trip for Motherless Daughters group. Contact for more information.

Our Adventure

Trekking for Kids and Mountain Lodges of Peru, in conjunction with Motherless Daughters Retreats, are pleased to offer this special custom 9-day cultural, service, and trekking expedition through the Lares Valley to Machu Picchu on September 16-25, 2022. Mountain Lodges of Peru is an award-winning collection of boutique lodges in the remote mountains of Peru, and with TFK offer a trip that combines adventure and purpose in one of the most spectacular mountainous areas of that country, the Lares Valley. Machu Picchu is the final destination in what promises to be a memorable and rewarding trip.

Our adventure will begin in Cusco, the ancient Incan Capital and a vibrant city full of history, Spanish and Incan architecture, and colorful local culture. Travelers will then embark on the trek through the Lares Valley. Each day, trekkers will have a choice of activity, whether its a vigorous long hike to the next lodge, or a sampling of cultural site tours or activities, such as a cooking class, or a visit to a remote village. Our final destination, Machu Picchu, is one of the 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Our Trek will be fully supported by a local trekking company and led by experienced local guides. No previous trekking experience needed, but we require that all Trekkers be in good physical condition and able to hike for several hours, non-stop, carrying a daypack. It's important that a good physical conditioning program be undertaken at least two months before departure.

Our Work

On this trip, we will work to improve the lives of children living in the remote, beautiful Peruvian mountains, making capital improvements on the Huacahausi school in that region. Most of the work will be completed in advance of our arrival, and we will spend time during the trek visiting the school and completing the project, which makes the fundraising effort so rewarding. Each participant will be asked to raise a minimum of $1,000, which is tax-deductible, to support the work, and all money raised goes directly to the project.

This expedition is limited to 16 people. Deadline to apply and deposit is due May 1. For more information, take a look at the Mountain Lodges of Peru website and view the video - you will be inspired. The expedition is priced at $3,900, double occupancy, includes all hotels in Cusco, all meals on the trek, certified mountain guides, the 7 day/6 night trek, and tourist tickets to sites in Peru including a day at Machu Picchu. Exclusions include airfare to Cusco, tips for guides, alcoholic drinks, and lunch on arrival and meals on the day of departure.

Please contact Cindy Steuart, Executive Director, for more information about the expedition.

Machu Picchu

Expedition Costs

Price for Expedition: $3,900

Group Size: maximum of 14 Trekkers

Expedition Dates: September 16-25, 2022
(Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates to/from Cusco)

Fundraising Commitment: $1,000
tax-deductible donations for projects


• TFK trip leader
• Author and Motherless Daughters founder, Hope Edelman
• 6 day fully supported, guided Trek in the Lares Valley and Machu Picchu (you only carry a daypack)
• Professional bi-lingual local guides on Trek
• All accommodations as noted in itinerary, twin basis
• Most meals
• Walking tour of Cusco
• Private tour of Machu Picchu, entrance fees
• Huayna Picchu hiking permit
• Activities with the children at school in the mountains
• All in-country transportation, including airport pick up and drop off
• Inca Rail roundtrip tickets to/from Aguas Calientes (Inca Train service)
• Shuttle bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
• Entrance fees to all historic sites and ruins as noted on daily itinerary
• Sparkling water and soft drinks for all provided activities and meals at the MLP lodges
• TFK shirt and luggage tags

Not Included

• Round trip airfare to Cusco and any overnight expenses that you might incur
• Gratuities for local guides
• Excess baggage charges
• Travel insurance
• A few meals
• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, or bottled water and other personal expenses

Expedition Requirements

• 18 years or older
• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to raise minimum $1000 of tax-deductible donations for orphanage projects

3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application (link will be provided with invitation)
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Start a training regimen if not already exercising regularly
• Fundraise for projects at school
• Gather all necessary gear for the Trek
• Pay remaining Expedition fees
• Arrange flights

3. Experience • Arrive in-country.
• Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, both before and during your Expedition.

Click here to read about TFK’s Registration and Cancellation Policies.

Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, Trekkers receive a Fundraising Kit, and access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.

TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors

Personal Fundraising Page (coming soon)
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• upload photos
• post messages to donors

Other Resources • Ideas for raising your $1000 minimum
• form letters to help you get started
• fundraising logs
• receipts and forms
• project flyer

Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Peru Custom Lodges Trek 2022

Expedition Dates: Sept 16-25, 2022
(in country dates)
Trip Cost: $3,900
Deadline to Apply & Deposit Due: May 13, 2022
Days: 9
Group Size: 14
Our Work School
Fundraising Commitment: $1,000
tax-deductible donations for the projects
Activity Level: moderately difficult


Select a Trekker‘s name below to visit their personal fundraising page. Help them reach their goal by making a donation today.


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