New Hampshire Backpacking


See New England’s most dramatic landscapes and climb the highest mountain in the NorthEast.


September 27-30, 2024

Trip Length

4 Days


Level 5

View our intensity scale.

Group Size

Up to 10 People

For larger groups, contact us.

$1750 Per Person


Are you ready to elevate your adventurous spirit to new heights? Embark on an extraordinary journey through the breathtaking White Mountains of New Hampshire! Immerse yourself in nature’s magnificence as you hike to awe-inspiring overlooks, forge lasting bonds with fellow explorers over delicious camp meals, and marvel at the majestic mountain landscape that surrounds you. Get ready to unleash your inner adventurer and create memories that will last a lifetime!


  • Camping
  • Hiking & Interpretive Tours

  • Medically-trained, naturalist guides
  • Round-trip transportation from NYC
  • Camping reservations & fees
  • Group camping equipment
  • All meals
  • Park entry fees
Not Included
  • Flights
  • Gratuity for your guide
  • Sleeping bag (available to rent for $50)
  • Personal camping gear (see pack list)

Early fall is a perfect time to hike in the White Mountains, as highs are in the high 50s and lows are in the high 40s. 


Good Trippers can be any age and everyone is welcome!

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have hiking tours for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip.

All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email

Intensity- Challenging

Expect to spend 6-8 hours hiking with significant elevation change while carrying full packs! Suitable for fit people with hiking experience.

  • Two night backpacking
  • One night frontcountry camping

We will meet at the corner of 76th and Broadway in NYC at 6:00am on Day 1, so please book a flight that arrives the day before the trip. 

Your trip ends back in NYC at around 6:00 pm on Day 5. Please book a flight that leaves after 7:30 pm to ensure you have enough time to check-in. Alternatively you can be dropped at 76th and Broadway if you are staying on to explore.

person hiking in Sedona National Park

Book your small-group day tour with Good Trip Adventures today and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Day One


Join your fellow adventurers and our knowledgeable guide bright and early in the heart of New York City. Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey as we embark on a scenic 6-hour drive to the renowned AMC Highland Center, with an exciting pit stop for lunch along the way. Upon reaching our destination, we’ll hop on the hiker’s shuttle that will whisk us away to Pinkham Notch. After a quick pack check, we’ll begin our hike to the picturesque Hermit Lake camp, covering a distance of 3 miles over a span of 2-3 hours. As dusk settles in, we’ll come together to prepare a delectable dinner, indulging in the joys of good food and great company. Finally, we’ll find solace in our cozy tents, allowing ourselves to be cradled by the tranquility of the night, ensuring a restful slumber that rejuvenates us for the adventures that lie ahead.

Meals: L,D

Day Two


Today, we will embark on a memorable hike from Mizpah Cutoff to Crawford Path, towards the AMC Highland Center. As we traverse through nature’s wonders, we will be captivated by breathtaking views. Our journey will culminate at the picturesque Crawford Notch Campground, where we will gather around the campfire, reminiscing about the incredible experiences we’ve had.

This final leg of our trip spans approximately 3 miles and typically takes around 2-3 hours to complete. Along the way, our expert guides will share fascinating stories and insights, enhancing our connection with the stunning surroundings. It’s a perfect opportunity to bond with fellow adventurers and create lasting memories.

Meals: B, L, D 

Day Three

We will begin our exciting day with breakfast at our camp, filling us with energy for the adventures that lie ahead. Today, we have the incredible opportunity to climb the majestic Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. As we continue along Presidential Traverse, we will make our way to the Naumann Tentsite. Along the way, we will also have the option to summit other peaks such as Monroe, Eisenhower, Franklin, and Pierce. Brace yourself for a challenging and rewarding 9-mile trek, which will take us approximately 7-8 hours to complete.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Four

After breakfast, your hiking guides will drive you back to New York City in time for your departing flight.

Meals: B, L

Packing LIst

Required Gear
  • Backpacking pack (50-60 liters)
  • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
  • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
  • Sleeping bag (also available to rent)
  • Pack cover
  • Headlamp
  • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
Recommended Gear & Personal Items
  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
  • Travel pillow
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
  • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
  • Small, quick dry towel
Required Clothing
  • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
  • Rain jacket or shell
  • Breathable wicking base layers
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Warm clothes to sleep in
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat with a brim
  • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
  • Hiking boots
  • Sunglasses
Recommended Clothing
  • Rain pants
  • Buff or neck scarf
  • Comfortable clothes for camp
  • Sandals or camp shoes

Trip FAQ’s

What should I look for when booking a trip?

Good Trip Adventures offers group departures in a wide range of locations and with a variety of activity levels – diversity is the spice of life! It’s important to find the trip that fits your experience and expectations. Every trip page includes an intensity rating and a detailed itinerary. 

Be sure to review all of the information on a trip page before booking and reach out to hello@goodtripadventures for more information if you need it! We really, really, really love talking about our trips in case you didn’t realize that yet.

How hard will this trip be?

There are lots of factors that go into a trip’s final intensity rating. It’s like a perfectly balanced recipe of mileage, elevation change, and time spent doing a certain activity. Be sure to read the section titled “Intensity” on a trip page to get more insight into these factors. Learn more about our intensity scale here

If you’re unsure of which level is best for you or if you’d like advice on training for a trip, contact us at and we’ll savor the opportunity to geek out over some trail data.

Are there any age requirements?

They say age is just a number and we (mostly) agree! However, due to legal restrictions and group dynamic considerations, we do have a minimum age of 18 on our public group departures. But there’s no maximum!

If you have someone under 18 in your group, we can accommodate all ages on a private adventure, so let’s talk!

I’m a solo traveler, can I come?

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Our trips are designed to foster group bonding and our guides are pros at making sure everyone feels welcomed. Any given trip is usually a healthy mix of solo travelers, friends, and couples. By the end of the adventure, we’ll all be besties.

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