Llamas offer the ability to hike farther into the backcountry, to do so more comfortably with a lighter backpack, do eat more elaborate meals, and to bring more creature comforts like camp chairs, dutch ovens, coolers and more.
Many of our guests hike with llamas for the convenience, but end up falling in love with them. They are friendly, intelligent, hard-working animals many of whom love a special treat or neck rub. We've had more than a few guests in tears saying good-bye to the llamas!
Llamas have a far lighter footprint (literally and figuratively) on the land than other types of pack animals. Llamas lead to far less trail erosion and meadow denusion than mules and horses, require less and more streamlined feed, and graze less on native vegetation.
We have many families who join our llama trekking adventures, and it can be a magical experience for the kids. Llamas are wonderful with children, to the point that kids can lead them, bond with them, feed them, care for them, and love them!
The llamas are only part of the equation of course - the scenery, wildlife, and natural features of the itinerary you join are the ultimate sellers of a llama trek. Our trips are in world-class destinations on hand-picked, award-winning itineraries.
Good food is more than a perk or luxury on a wilderness trek - it's a matter of safety. A wonderful meal not only fuels the body but can vastly increase morale after a rain storm or a long day of hiking. Our guests consistently rave about our llama trek meals!