Hike New Hampshire's Appalachian Trail and Presidential Peaks

Hike New Hampshire's Appalachian Trail and Presidential Peaks

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Hike New Hampshire's Appalachian Trail and Presidential Peaks

4 Days Starting and ending in Bretton Woods

Visiting: Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center, White Mountains

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

SKXH

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 6

Physical rating:

High

Age range:

12-99 years

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

Spend an incredible 4 days hiking the highest mountains in New Hampshire, the Presidential Range, including the highest point in the Northeastern United States – the summit of Mount Washington. Discover ecologically diverse forests encompassing the White Mountains, high alpine ridges, and peaks where expansive views will take your breath away. Your leader will take you along the Appalachian Trail and across multiple iconic summits including Mounts Monroe, Mount Eisenhower, Mount Franklin, and Mount Pierce. This is your chance hike deep into the wilderness with an expert leader while spending your nights in authentic backcountry huts with all meals provided.

Highlights

  • Hike deep into the stunning wilderness of the Presidential Range while spending your nights in authentic backcountry huts with all your meals provided.

  • Enjoy stunning views of the Ammonoosuc River before some exciting rock scrambling (sometimes using both hands) among beautiful waterfalls and mountain views.

  • Hike to the summit of Mount Washington along rocky and steep but rewarding trails and take in breathtaking views that will make you feel as if you’re on top of the world.

  • Traverse some of the most famous Presidential Peaks, including Mount Monroe and Mount Eisenhower, and walk a section of the Appalachian Trail.

  • Eat a picnic lunch with phenomenal views at Lake of the Clouds hut which is perched above the trees near spectacular alpine lakes.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center
Location: Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center
Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
Meals Included: dinner

Meet your guide at the Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center, located in the impressive Crawford Notch, at 5pm for a Welcome Meeting. If you would like to arrive a day or two earlier, we suggest to pre book additional pre-trip accommodation directly with the hotel. Get to know your group over a family-style dinner where your leader will chat about trip logistics and hand out some lightweight gear to make your hiking experience even more comfortable.

It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting this morning as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or Intrepid know.

Included Activities:
-Hiking gear: Sleeping bag, trekking poles, lightweight backpack

Day 2: White Mountains
Location: White Mountains
Accommodation: Mountain Hut
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

After a hearty buffet-style breakfast, catch a shuttle to the trailhead where our hike begins with stunning views of the Ammonoosuc River before some exciting rock scrambling (sometimes using both hands) among beautiful waterfalls and mountain views. It’ll be hard work, but we’ll take a long lunch break at Lake of the Clouds hut, perched above the trees near spectacular alpine lakes and with phenomenal views. From here, we will hike to the summit of Mount Washington, weather and fitness permitting. The trails are rugged, rocky, and steep but the breathtaking views from the top are well worth it. Tonight, enjoy a relaxing evening at your accommodation.

Included Activities:
-Mount Washington climb
-Picnic lunch at Lake of the Clouds hut

Day 3: White Mountains
Location: White Mountains
Accommodation: Mountain Hut
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

After breakfast, we have the option to traverse some of the most famous Presidential Peaks, including Mount Monroe and Mount Eisenhower, and walk a section of the Appalachian Trail, the oldest maintained footpath in the United States. Depending on the fitness of the group, we can tackle the steep and rugged yet rewarding trails if we choose to summit the Presidential Mountains or opt for smoother and more level trails by traversing the ridgeline around the summits. Regardless, we’ll have a steep, scrambling, and exciting final kilometre as we descend into the trees to end our day at tonight’s hut – Mizpah Springs – where we will settle in for the evening and enjoy a meal prepared by the friendly staff.

Included Activities:
-Presidential Peaks traverse hike - Mount Monroe & Mount Eisenhower
-White Mountains - Appalachian Trail hike

Day 4: White Mountains
Location: White Mountains
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

After a final delicious breakfast together at our hut, we’ll hike along the trail toward the Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center, a gradual descent that takes us through lush old-growth forest. After our final hike, your guide will prepare a delicious lunch back at the Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center. After lunch, your trip will come to an end.

What's Included

  • Hiking gear: Sleeping bag, trekking poles, lightweight backpack

  • Included Activities

    Mount Washington climb Picnic lunch at Lake of the Clouds hut Presidential Peaks traverse hike - Mount Monroe & Mount Eisenhower Great Smoky Mountains - Appalachian Trail hike

  • Accommodation

    Mountain Lodge (1 night), Mountain Hut (2 nights)

  • Meals

    3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Transport

    Private vehicle

  • Mount Washington climb

  • Picnic lunch at Lake of the Clouds hut

  • Presidential Peaks traverse hike - Mount Monroe & Mount Eisenhower

  • White Mountains - Appalachian Trail hike

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Transport

  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN THE USA & CANADA
  • We recommend taxis and rideshare services like Lyft and Uber when traveling to and from hotels in the USA and Canada. These services are widely available across North America, offering convenient and accessible transportation options. Private transfers in North America incur high costs and present an increased risk of missed connections due to their fixed schedules. In contrast, taxis and rideshares offer both cost-effectiveness and flexibility, ensuring a smoother journey. With transparent pricing, GPS tracking, and on-demand availability, we believe that taxis and rideshare apps not only offer a reliable alternative to private transfers but also provide a secure, trustworthy, and budget-friendly transportation option for our customers.

Accommodation

  • The Highland Center in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire has cosy private rooms with shared or private bathroom facitilities, a shared living room, and a patio with superb views. It is operated by the conservation organisation that runs the backcountry hut system.
  • White Mountain backcountry huts are located above the treeline and have co-ed bunkrooms with no heating, lighting, or electrical outlets. Separate bathrooms with flush toilets are available.

Important Information

  • 1. Please note this trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 30 days out from departure. We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.
  • 2. A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
  • 3. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.
  • 4. To help ensure this trip is right for you, this trip is subject to additional ‘Essential Eligibility Requirements’ – see the ‘Itinerary Disclaimer’ section of the Essential Trip Information for further details.
  • 5.This trip is operated and run by Wildland Trekking, an Intrepid company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Wildland Trekking customers and Intrepid customers.
  • 6. This trip starts on Day 1 at 5pm at the AMC Highland Center near Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. We recommend you book a pre tour night in that hotel.
  • 7. Single Supplement is not available on this trip.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is this trip right for you

    This is a hiking trip; a good fitness level will help you enjoying all included hikes and activities. Good clothing, appropriate footwear, and wet weather gear is a must.

    This trip involves daily hikes ranging in distance from 2.5-6 miles (4-10 km) with a total trip distance of up to 15 miles (24 km). The maximum daily elevation gain/loss is 3800 feet (1160 m). Please check the trip itinerary for more details.

    On this trip you will be required to carry a backpack with your own gear and belongings weighing 15-25 lbs (7-11 kg).

    On our final day there is no accommodation included so please plan your departure accordingly, or pre-book a post-tour night.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    No, not on this trip. Single Supplement is not available on this trip.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    A completed registration form is required to join these trips. You will not be confirmed for the trip until your form has been received and reviewed. We may ask for a medical release signed by your physician for medical conditions or circumstances which could possibly compromise your safety or the safety of others on this trip – please speak to your agent for further details. A signed disclaimer (Acknowledgement of Risks Form) is required at the time of booking for this trip – please speak to your agent for further details.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 400 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

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