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Our Llamas


Hi there, Hikers and Trekkers, Welcome to Smoky Mountain Llama Treks!

Kusco here! As the baby of the Smoky Mountain Llama Trek’s family and your official welcome-llama, I get to tell you a little bit about llamas and our llama farm. We llamas are so excited to show you our beautiful mountains!

At Smoky Mountain Llama Treks, we llamas are professionally trained to walk with you and take selfies with.

Our job is be friendly and socialize with our new found friends as we walk through nature to see the sights of the Smoky Mountains. Here’s a picture of Abu with his pack.

a close up of a llama
a person standing next to a dog

The one thing we don’t carry is people.

While we are members of the camel family, unlike the camel, our backbone structure will not support the weight of a person. So, when you come on a Smoky Mountain Llama trek with us, please plan on hiking.

Another thing, have you heard that llamas spit? We don’t! Spitting, biting, and kicking would be rude, and we have better manners than that.

You have my llama promise that we will not spit at you!

You should probably know, however, that spitting is natural for us. We llamas spit at each other as a way of establishing rank in our herds and to communicate frustration or fear. Sometimes, when we llamas spend too much time around people and other animals, we begin to think of them as family. This is why llamas who have been raised in petting zoos will sometimes spit at people. At Smoky Mountain Llama Treks, we know that you are people and we are llamas.

We are very social animals, and we each have a different personality.

There’s Titanium who likes to be in the lead, Oscar who likes to talk and hum a llama ditty as we walk, and Peanut the Alpaca who is a perky little fellow. We all like to be petted. Some of us like hugs and even kisses, especially Maximus. We are a friendly bunch who like to munch; oatmeal cookies, graham crackers, and bananas are our favorites. (Hint! You can bring us snacks!) We also like to nibble on leaves and grass if there’s time along the trails. So, there are no worries if you want to go slow.

To find out more about us, make sure you read the Our Llamas page, where we have each introduced ourselves. Our faithful guide Steve will be happy to tell you more about your llama before your Smoky Mountain Llama Trek begins.

We’re here to help you make a Smoky Mountain Memory!

We llamas think your hike with us is going to be one of the most unique and memorable experiences you’ve ever had! (You might just fall in Llama Luv!) Then you’ll want to come back and visit us again and again! We love it when that happens! See you soon!

a small child is petting a dog

a llama in a field

Walker

My name is Walker Texas Ranger. I came to the farm in February 2020 from Texas and was named after Chuck Norris. I am a friendly guy that is self confident and enjoy to meet new people.

a person petting an animal

Cuscus

Hi, my name is Cuscus and I arrived in late April 2021 at approximately 5 months old. I’m currently getting use to my new surroundings and will start training in the near future to join the bigger llamas on the hikes one day.

a group of sheep standing on top of a llama

White Lightening

Hi there! Are you looking for a large llama? Then you must be looking for me My name is White Lightening, and I’m a big guy. In fact, my claim to fame is that I weigh almost 400 pounds and I’m the biggest llama on the farm because I really like to eat! But don’t let my size scare you, I’m really just a gentle giant. I like to walk along the trails fine, but sometimes I’d rather just stay in the pasture. Nothing personal, I’m just a little bit shy.

a couple of sheep standing on top of a llama

Leonardo

Hi there! Are you looking for a large llama? Then you must be looking for me My name is White Lightening, and I’m a big guy. In fact, my claim to fame is that I weigh almost 400 pounds and I’m the biggest llama on the farm because I really like to eat! But don’t let my size scare you, I’m really just a gentle giant. I like to walk along the trails fine, but sometimes I’d rather just stay in the pasture. Nothing personal, I’m just a little bit shy.

a llama in a field

Curly

Hi there, hikers! It’s so nice to meet you! My name is Curly; can you guess why? Oscar and I retired from Mt. LeConte in 2017 and came to live here on the llama farm. If you want a leisurely trek, pick me. I like to make sure Steve doesn’t go too fast.

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Oscar

My name is Oscar, but you won’t mistake me for Oscar the grouch on Sesame Street! My hair likes to go all over the place like his, but I am not a grouch! In fact, don’t tell the other llamas, but Steve says that I’m one of the nicest llamas he’s ever met. I like leading, so if you want to hike at the front of the pack, pick me.

a horse standing on top of a grass covered field

Jelly

Hey y’all! How ya doin? Did you notice I have a bit of an accent? That’s cuz I was born and bred in South Carolina. My names Jelly and I’m sort of new on the farm. All this walking on a lead rope takes a bit of getting used to. So, I’m not going out on treks quite yet, but I’ll see you at the farm.

So, what goes best with Peanut Butter and Jelly?

a llama in a field

PB2 a.k.a. Peanut Butter

More Peanut Butter! Oh, and bananas and graham crackers too!

Hey there y’all. My name’s PB2, short for Peanut Butter too, and I’m an alpaca from South Carolina too.

Let me tell you, Jelly and I just love living here in the mountains at the Smoky Mountain Llama Treks farm. It’s so much cooler in the summer than it was down home. I’m not trekking quite yet either cuz even though I used to be a show alpaca, I never had much in the way of harness training.

So, what goes best with Peanut Butter and Jelly?

a person standing in front of a llama

Maximus

You can call me Max, which is short for Maximus. If you’re looking for a cool llama to hang out with, I’m your guy. I’m cool, calm, curious, cautious, alert, and attentive. I learned all those things while packing for LeConte Lodge. Now that I’ve retired from there, I just want to have fun. I just love hanging out and talking with Steve. Don’t tell anybody, but I think I’m his favorite llama. He’s totally my favorite human! Did you know he speaks llama?