Llamas are the perfect low impact, high altitude animal. They have little impact on fragile environments due to their leather padded, two toed feet and their droppings are ‘beads’ that are completely bio-degradable so you’ll barely notice where we have passed. They’re also natural browsers so they’ll feed on all types of vegetation meaning we don’t need to carry their feed supplies on treks. They exemplify the ‘leave no trace’ ethic we practice, keeping our wilderness areas pristine.
The Inca empire relied on their llamas for clothing from their fibre and meat to supplement their diet. They were used as pack animals for transporting crops, trade goods and supplies and during the war they were utilised as portable camps, carrying supplies and weapons. So our boys will happily carry the load leaving you hands free to walk at a comfortable pace and enjoy the surrounds. There’s the added bonus of the level of comfort that pack animals can bring with ample and delicious, freshly prepared food and comfortable sleeps, not to mention that extra photographic equipment or warm jacket.
There’s no better way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular scenery of our alpine wilderness area than with a llama companion and a knowledgeable guide. Our gentle boys are a practical and non-intrusive way to experience undisturbed nature at its best.