Frequently Asked Questions
What times of the year do you do trips?
Our llama-trekking season is from May 1 through October 31.
Do you do single-day trips?
We do not do day trips. All of our trips have a 2-day minimum.
How long are the trips?
We customize the length of each trip to our hikers. Most of our trips range from 3 to 8 days. Our llamas average 15 miles per day, so the length of your trip will depend on where you want to go. If you have a specific destination in mind, we can let you know the average number of days required to get you to your destination and back.
Do you supply the camping gear?
You'll need to bring your own camping gear, as well as your food and cooking utensils. Our llamas will pack everything to your camping destination, leaving you free to enjoy the wonderful scenery.
What areas do you service?
We can hike most trails of the Olympic National Park and the Olympic National Forest, although we generally don't trek through the Hood Canal area. Because some trails require the llamas to stay in "stock camps", we do have pre-arranged routes for most areas. Some of our most popular areas have been the Quinalt, Hoh, and Elwha river valleys. You just let us know where you want to go, and we'll arrange the route and camp spots.
Do you supply the permits required for camping in the Olympic National Park?
Everybody needs to get their own permits from the Wilderness Information Center, prior to the start of the trip. The center is located at:
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362
How much can your llamas carry?
Each llama can carry 60 to 70 pounds. To make the trek easier for the llamas, everything must be packed for even weight distribution with each llama. You'll need to pack your supplies in separate 5-pound bags, with nothing over 24", and we will pack all your supplies into the panniers and onto the llamas.
Can I ride the llamas?
Unfortunately, no. Our llamas only pack supplies, not people.
Will your llamas spit on me?
While it's true that some llamas do spit, that's generally only as a defense mechanism when they're agitated. Our llamas have never spit on people, so as long as you aren't intentionally irritating them, you'll be spit-free.
Can we rent the llamas and hike with them without a guide?
We do not rent out our llamas. We will always guide the llamas to your destination; however, you're free to go at your own pace and meet us at your destination, if that's what you prefer.
Am I allowed to bring my dog?
Unfortunately, no. Although we love dogs and would be happy for them to tag along, the Olympic National Park does not allow pets in the Park.
Am I allowed to bring a firearm for protection?
Laws regarding firearms change from time to time. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering the Olympic National Park.
Please refer to the National Park Service website for further information:
How much does it cost?
$125/day per llama (for 15 mile day). with a 2 llama minimum, and up to 8 llamas per trip.
$200/day for our travel/hiking time.
$200/day for each day you want us to stay while you camp.
Please call us at (360) 452-5867 for more pricing information.