Pack Llama Rental Rates & Information
GO FARTHER, STAY LONGER, AND HIKE HARDER!
Why Rent Llamas?
Working llamas have been packing weight from one destination to another for humans for over 4000 years. Why not let them pack for you?
Extend your range in the back country with less weight on your back and better meals to eat. Let us train, feed, condition and focus on the llamas year round. When the times comes for you to get back into the mountains you can focus on what you love doing most. Don't let age, distance, lack of water, or difficult terrain keep you from exploring the back country ever again.
Quality bred and trained Pack Llamas also known as the Working Llama, Classic Llama or CCARA Llama are experts at carrying heavy pay loads in rugged terrain. It is built into their DNA. Our llamas are bred, trained, and conditioned to pack. Only our best llamas get to go out on the trail with rental customers. Our llamas are wonderful trail companions and have had years of exposure to new people, elements and scenarios. They go to the mountains with dozens of new people every year. You can rent llamas for a fraction of the cost to buy llamas or horses.
All llama rentals include: Saddle, blanket, panniers, scale, halter & lead rope, stake, stakeout lead, llama mineral & feed pellets, white 4 gallon square buckets with lids, orange neck band for llamas.
If you are looking to extend your backcountry career for hunting or backpacking llamas are a viable option for you. See what professional hunter and conservationist Randy Newberg has to say about pack llamas: Llamas Will Extend My Backcountry Elk Hunting Days - Randy Newberg
Where Can I Rent Llamas?
How to Rent Llamas
The process is simple:
Step 1- Give us a call, email us or request a reservation from the website.
Step 2- We will answer any questions that you have regarding your llama rental. This includes helping you decided how many you will need, what to expect and plan for and help you work out all the logistics of renting llamas. Step 2 also includes each person signing waivers that is renting llamas. We will send you a proposed invoice, information packet and the waiver forms via email once you have committed to certain dates.
Step 3- We will schedule a date and time with you to have your own private llama 101 clinic where we will teach you how to become confident packing with llamas. This last 3-4 hours so please plan accordingly. We can do this months, days or weeks in advance or simply the day of or day before you departure date.
Step 4- You are on your way. Have fun.
Reminders when renting llamas
We commit to renting the llamas for the dates that our clients commit to take them. If a client returns the llamas early from a time slot due to weather, success while fishing or hunting, illness, insects or other factors beyond our control there will be no refund and no credit for early returns. Reservations can only be secured by a non-refundable 50% deposit. Final payment is do 14 days before departure.
If you follow the cardinal rules of packing with llamas that you learned at the llama clinic you will have a great renting experience. Llamas are animals, not machines, if you can take that into account and realize that each llama has their own quirks and personality your llama adventure will be a success. Have fun, relax, take as many breaths of fresh air as possible and enjoy all that is around you. Don't forget its not a race, its the backcountry.
Rental Rates:*Price includes everything for the llamas i.e. food/pellets, saddles, panniers, scale, blankets, halter, lead rope, stake out lead, scale etc.
Llama Rental Pricing
Minimum of 2 Llamas
Pre-rental Llama Clinic Training
Full Day How to Pack with Llamas 101 Course
Overnight Llama Pack Clinic
"We were thrilled with our rented llamas from Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas from Idaho Falls. We had tried using goats as pact animals. Although they were amusing, we were happy to switch to Beau’s well trained llamas. We took them on a traverse of the Pioneer Mts near our home in Ketchum, Idaho, and spent many hours climbing and descending ridges on game trails, across shale, snowfields, climbing over fallen logs, stream crossings. The llamas performed wonderfully. Water crossings, no problem, jumping over fallen trees, no problem. Staking out and grazing no problem. They eat and eat everything. The llamas were calm in difficult conditions, easy to saddle and couldn’t have been more reliable and delightful. We will definitely rent from Beau again.”Thanks, Sarah & Bob
All rental trailers are 12' long, weigh 3,500 pounds and are tandem axle. The trailers are all set up to take a 7 pin round (see picture below). Please make sure your truck is set up with a break controller, no blown fuses, and fits a 7 pin round trailer plug or bring your own adapter. We provide the trailer hitch for you. All the trailers take a 2" ball. Feel free to bring your own hitch as well.
Llamas are ideal for these uses:
- Back packers looking to take more gear into the mountains
- Groups looking to bring along fresh food
- Scout groups needing pack animals to carry in food and gear
- Seasoned back packers looking to relieve stress on their knees and back
- Hunters looking to carry camp in and game out quickly and effectively
- Back country enthusiast looking to extend their range
- Unique trips where you will need to pack in water
- Going climbing and need to take in your climbing gear?
- Setting up a base camp to be able to summit multiple peaks
- Exploring multiple lakes or rivers on a fly-fishing expedition
- Packing in supplies to work camps, trail maintenance crews or lookout stations
- Setting up your own drop camp
- Site seeing and photography tours
- Hiking portions of the CDT (Continental Divide Trail) or PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)
- If you’re looking to buy llamas and want to try them out first