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Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Highlights

Explore the White Mountains' heart on the highlight section of the Appalachian Trail, with breathtaking vistas and unique hut-to-hut accommodations.
Starting point
Lafayette Campground Trailhead
Finish point
Nineteen Mile Brook Trailhead
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Tour type
Hut-to-Hut
State
New Hampshire
Season
May - September
Technical level
For people who enjoy a challenge of exposed and difficult terrain
Fitness level
For hikers in excellent shape
Price
From: 1,790$/person

Traverse the rugged beauty of the White Mountains, immersing yourself in one of America’s most iconic landscapes

Stand atop the Presidential Peaks, experiencing unparalleled vistas that stretch across the horizon

Discover the serenity of high-mountain AMC huts

Explore Franconia Ridge, a breathtaking high-elevation path offering 360-degree views of New England’s wilderness

Cross paths with history at Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast

A sunrise over the White Mountains

Bask in sunset glows over valleys and streams

New Hampshire's White Mountains ablaze with autumn foliage.  Franconia Notch

Catch the sunrise amidst the Appalachian peaks

Mount Washington summit aerial view in summer, including the observatory, New Hampshire, USA.

Reach new heights atop Mount Washington

Franconia ridge New Hampshire

Trace the vibrant trails through fall foliage

Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire, USA

Greet the dawn from New England's highpoints

Mount Jefferson and Mount Adams in the White mountains at fall

Tread paths where every peak tells a story

Hikers trekking along Franconia mountain ridge traverse, with a beautiful landscape background and blue sky. Mount Lafayette, Mount Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA

Embrace expansive views from the Presidential Range

Teenage girl hiking on a beautiful mountain

Conquer trails that reward with endless horizons

Hiking along the Lonesome Lake trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on a smoldering hot day.

Discover serene lakes nestled among peaks

Large, rocky mountains in the sky above a dense and lush forest. These are mountains in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Mt Adams, Mt Madison and Mt Washington.

Hike above the clouds in the White Mountains

A view on the way up to the summit of Mt. Washington in Gorham, NH.

Rise above the clouds in the Appalachian highlands

A sunrise over the White Mountains
New Hampshire's White Mountains ablaze with autumn foliage.  Franconia Notch
Mount Washington summit aerial view in summer, including the observatory, New Hampshire, USA.
Franconia ridge New Hampshire
Mount Lafayette, New Hampshire, USA
Mount Jefferson and Mount Adams in the White mountains at fall
Hikers trekking along Franconia mountain ridge traverse, with a beautiful landscape background and blue sky. Mount Lafayette, Mount Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA
Teenage girl hiking on a beautiful mountain
Hiking along the Lonesome Lake trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on a smoldering hot day.
Large, rocky mountains in the sky above a dense and lush forest. These are mountains in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Mt Adams, Mt Madison and Mt Washington.
A view on the way up to the summit of Mt. Washington in Gorham, NH.

Self guided

Included in price

8x accommodation with half-board in AMC Mountain Huts
Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your hike
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

Optional Extras

Airport transfer
Lodging at AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Sleeping liner
Sleeping bag
Backpack 25-40 l
Some cash

Discover the Appalachian Trail Hut-to-Hut Highlights, an adventure designed for those who relish a genuine challenge and the chance to connect deeply with the natural world.

This expedition takes you through the heart of the White Mountains, presenting a trail that demands resilience, preparedness, and a deep respect for the wilderness.

The terrain here is as demanding as it is breathtaking, with rocky paths, uneven trails, and stretches that take you far from the comforts of modern life.

This experience is for the adventurous spirit prepared to face the wilderness head-on, navigating through weather that can change at a moment’s notice. It’s an adventure meant for those ready to embrace the unpredictability of the trail and the satisfaction that comes from conquering it.

Our route takes you through the heart of the White Mountains, including the iconic Presidential Peaks, where the vistas are unparalleled, and the sense of accomplishment is immense. These mountains hold stories of early settlers, historic battles, and the indomitable spirit of nature itself.

To support you on this journey, we book your accommodation in the AMC’s huts — basic yet essential havens providing shelter after a day’s trek. While these huts are far from luxurious, they offer a unique opportunity to rest and recharge in the heart of the mountains.

Along with securing your nightly stays, we provide a personalized travel bookletGPS navigation for the trail, and 24/7 support to ensure you’re never truly alone out there.

If you’re ready to test your limits and experience the unparalleled beauty of the White Mountains and the Presidential Peaks, this is your adventure. Are you prepared to answer the call?

State

Mountain Hut System

Greenleaf Mountain Hut underneath the Summit of Mount Lafayette in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

AMC Huts

The AMC huts in the White Mountains, managed by the Appalachian Mountain Club, provide a unique hiking and lodging experience across New Hampshire. These eight huts, inspired by Alpine models, are strategically placed along the Appalachian Trail, offering amenities from full-service meals to bunk accommodations tailored for hut-to-hut to enjoy. Services vary by season, with full service including meals in summer and a self-service option for the rest of the year. This system, emphasizing sustainability and access to nature, makes remote hiking segments more accessible and enjoyable.

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Things to know

Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

HASSLE-FREE

We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.

TRIED & TESTED ADVENTURES

Only the best hut to hut hikes in the USA, cherry-picked by our local team with an in-depth knowledge of the region.

UNBEATABLE SUPPORT

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