When I mentioned a llama trek to my husband, as we were planning our NM trip, he said sure he would go with me if I wanted to do this. We went on trek. We went home. For 2 weeks after, we talked about it every day! It was the highlight of our trip! Our llama was Apollo, he is gentle and handsome, and so sweet. First, we got to feed them by hand, to bond with them. Then Stuart Wilde, our guide, had us load gear into their packs, they carried our stuff and everything for our gourmet lunch. Then we took the leads and away we went, up the mountain, with our llama at our side. You can feel their hot breath on the back of your neck, they follow your lead. When you stop walking, they stop on a dime behind you, Stuart has them so well trained. They follow you thru creeks, over bridges, over felled trees. These gorgeous animals have been unwanted or neglected or abused in the past, and Stuart takes them and rehabilitates them and trains them for the treks. Stuart is the best guide you could ever have. He showed us how to make clean water, how to find gold, taught us about mushrooms, wild parsley. Then after a few hours of hiking in the wilderness, we tied the llamas up to trees in the sun to rest, while Stuart prepared us a fantastic lunch. This was right up there as the most fun I have ever had in my life. And I am over 50! At the end of our trek, I wanted to take Apollo home with me. Do this- you wont be sorry!
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