Friday, August 9, 2019

Looking for a different type of family hike? Bring your kids Llama Trekking

If you are looking for a truly unique experience for the kids, try llama trekking!  Your kids will love the opportunity to engage with the llamas and it will provide an experience they will certainly remember.  Llama trekking, also known as llama hiking or llama caravanning, where the llamas accompany people on hiking trips that can last anywhere from a couple of hours to several days on the trail.  

Getting ready to hike with Llamas

For our first introduction to llama trekking, we went to Smuggler's Notch in Vermont. The kids waited in anticipation until the van pulled up with the llamas and they were taken out of the van one by one.

Once out, the kids were able to pick the llama they wanted to talk with on the trail.  We were provided with a brief introduction to hiking with llamas and about their unique personalities.  Each llama was then packed with items for the hike, including a cooler with local ice-cream from the local Ben and Jerry ice-cream factory.

For more information about the specific llama company that took us out on the trail, visit:

Hiking with llamas was so easy.  They walk with you and stop when you stop walking.  They don't poop on the trail and they leave little trace when hiking on the trails with you.

Llamas are also great for carrying supplies (tents, food, water, etc.) which makes it easier for young children to hike without having to wear their heavy packs.

Llamas are also a great companion on the trail and will keep kids entertained and in good spirits throughout the hike (even teenagers!!). 

There are several companies that either rent llamas for your trip or provide guided tours for hiking and backpacking.  We are planning to visit these in the coming years and will be posting about our experiences about these in future posts.

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