New Hampshire Backpacking
See New England’s most dramatic landscapes and climb the highest mountain in the Northeast
Level 5. View our intensity scale.
September 27 – 30, 2024
Hiking & Interpretive Tours
Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation from NYC
Camping reservations & fees
Group camping equipment
Park entry fees
Gratuity for your guide
Sleeping bag (available to rent for $50)
Personal camping gear (see pack list)
$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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
Worth every penny! Our guide Alex was amazing. She knew so much about the park starting with the history of who lived there. She was very patient with me (I have a torn ACL and was afraid to do certain trails). She was also the most professional guide we had in the Utah parks we went to. Lunch was a beautifully prepared picnic in a well situated place. In retrospect I wish I had booked all my Utah tours with Good Trip Adventure. In the future I will definitely only reach out to them for the other destinations they serve.
Wow! Where to start from start to finish, this five day tour was stellar. It was well organized, curated, and fun. Our experience, Glamping in a yurt, was something not to be missed. However, all of this pales in comparison to our incomparable guide. Alex was fabulous. She knew what she was doing understood or physical limitations, and yet encouraged us to be our best. It would not have been the same without her. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to hike this marvellous part of the world.
New Hampshire Backpacking Itinerary
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.
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
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
After breakfast, your hiking guides will drive you back to New York City in time for your departing flight.
Meals: B, L
New Hampshire Backpacking 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
- Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
- Recommended Gear and personal items
- Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
- Travel pillow
- 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
- Recommended Clothing
- Rain pants
- Buff or neck scarf
- Comfortable clothes for camp
- Sandals or camp shoes