Treeline Pursuits aka Wild Llama Ranch works in partnership with Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas to now offering Llama rental services out of Missoula, Montana. This is exciting news for western Montana adventure seekers.
Why Consider Renting Llamas?
- Llamas can get you back into remote wilderness locations that are difficult with backpacks alone.
- Pack in better food, gear and camp accommodations.
- Let the llamas do the carrying, so you can focus on the journey.
- Llamas are incredibly low maintenance and incredibly easy to handle on the trail.
- No pack animal experience is needed to handle llamas in the backcountry. Y
- Working llamas have been packing weight from one destination to another for humans for over 4,000 years. Why not let them pack for you?
- Need more convincing? Check out our FAQ section!
Now you can get back into the mountains and focus on what you love doing most. Don’t let younger children, age, trail distance, or difficult terrain keep you and your family from exploring the backcountry.
Our rental Llamas are quality bred and trained Pack Llamas also known as the Working Llama. The Classic Llama or CCARA Llama are experts at carrying heavy pay loads in rugged terrain. Our llamas are bred, trained, and conditioned to pack. Llamas are wonderful trail companions with lots of exposure to new people, elements and scenarios. Now you can rent llamas for a fraction of the cost to buy llamas or rent horses. Perhaps the best news about Llamas is they are extremely low maintenance and easy to handle on the trail. On our family backcountry trips, our 5 and 8 year old children lead and handle their own Llamas.
Llama rentals include: Saddle, blanket, panniers, scale, halter & lead rope, stake, stakeout lead, llama mineral & feed pellets, 4 gallon square buckets or coolers and orange neck band for llamas. We have a horse trailer available for rent if needed.
The Rental Process Is Simple!
Step 1 – Call, email us or use Our Online Form to request a reservation. PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we can not rent single llamas, they are herd animals and they work best in pairs or groups.
Step 2 – We can answer any questions you have regarding llama rentals. We can help you decided how many llamas you need, what to expect and help work out the logistics of renting llamas. We will then send you a proposed invoice, information packet and the mandatory waiver forms via email once you have committed to certain dates.
Step 3 – You MUST take a Llama 101 Clinic the first time you rent llamas from us. We will schedule a date and time with you. We will teach you how to pack with llamas in the clinic. Our clinics typically last 3-4 hours, so please plan accordingly. We can do the clinic months, days or weeks in advance or simply the day of or day before you departure date. You only have to take the clinic once, the first time you rent llamas from us!
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 due on the day you pickup the llamas.
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.