Black Mountain Pack Llamas

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Rent llamas for a fraction of cost to buy! 

Let us make the initial investment and do the daily heavy lifting, so when the time comes for your mountainous adventures, you can focus on what you love most by just renting for the time required! 

Explore SoCal in a unique & extraordinary way!

Black Mountain Pack Llamas aims to provide you with a memorable, safe, stress-free, self-guided llama packing adventure that’s filled with the best the Southern California backcountry has to offer!

We offer full service or personalized rental options. Llama rental prices include all necessary equipment and supplies for the llamas:

Food • Saddle • Two Panniers • Scale • Blanket • Halter • Lead Rope • Stakeout Lead • Collapsible Water Bucket • Etc.

Each pannier is big enough to hold gear that’s the equivalent of two 5-gallon buckets. Bulky items like sleeping bags, sleeping pads, etc., may be tied to the top of the saddle.

Meet our Rental Llamas 

We reserve our most friendly, experienced, and skilled trail companions for rentals. Most of our packers are males. Our female llamas are primarily for breeding, however some are also cross trained to pack. Our llamas have had years of exposure to new people, environments, weather, and scenarios. Click here to meet our rental llamas! 

Simple 6-Step Process:

Step 1- Request a reservation via the form here. 

Step 2- We’ll respond to confirm dates, answer your questions, and assist with the rental logistics. 

Step 3 - Once you commit to a rental date, you’ll receive a proposed invoice, information packet and waiver forms via email.

Step 4- If you’re a first-time renter, once your reservation is completed, you'll need to complete our Llama Orientation Clinic so you’ll understand the basics of pack llamas.. This can be scheduled months, weeks, or days in advance.

Step 5- Complete a two-hour hands-on training with our llama breeding and training expert. Then, participate in either a half day or overnight llama packing trip for next-level, real-world training with our expert guide. Put your new knowledge to the test before you embark on your solo rental!

Step 6- Pick up your rented llamas. You’re off on your adventure!


Daily Lease: $120

Whole Season Lease: June thru Labor Day
By special arrangement only - please call (858) 997-8849 for rates.


  • Minimum two llamas required per trip - llamas are social animals and work better together. 
  • Llamas are available on a limited basis. All reservations are first come, first served. 
  • 50% non-refundable deposit required to secure reservation. 
  • Final payment due 14 days before rental date.
  • Rental agreement is not final until deposit is received and rental agreement and waivers are signed by all parties. 
  • If cancelling for any reason, deposit is forfeited unless you transfer the deposit to a future rental.
  • No refunds or credit is granted for early llama returns for factors beyond our control, including weather, fishing or hunting success, illness, insects, etc.


All customers are required to safely transport the llamas with a trailer, van, or stock rack. If you are providing the transport trailer, we must pre-approve it prior to taking the llamas on the trip!

Trailer Rental: $75/day

All rental trailers are 14’ or 16’ long stock trailers, weigh 3,000 pounds and are tandem axle. They are set up to take a 7 pin round. Please make sure your tow vehicle is set up with a break controller, no blown fuses, and fits a 7 pin round trailer plug or bring your own adapter. All the trailers take a 2” ball hitch. Feel free to bring your own hitch as well. 

We are usually willing to travel and meet you at a predetermined location if our schedules allow. We charge $1/mile to transport the llamas to the prearranged meeting place and return the town vehicle and trailer to the Rancho Trails address.

Reserve your llama today!  Click Here!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024