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If you are looking for a 3-day wilderness retreat and are itching to sleep out in the open, the iconic Pemi Loop in the White Mountains is going to be just perfect for you! Let the challenging, but extremely rewarding 30-mile trek, with spectacular viewpoints (including the Franconia Ridge) both empty and recharge your batteries. Head into the woods alongside one of our expert guides, learn the skills of backpacking, and summit 10 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers in a single trip! The guide will pick you up, drop you off, reserve camping spots, provide you with some equipment for free, plan out the daily schedule, and even outfit you with a tent and a sleeping bag at a very reasonable price, should you need that.

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  • A 3-day escape into serenity

    Unplug from the chaos and find solace while sleeping under the stars

  • Ten 4,000-footers in a single trip

    Panoramic views of the entire White Mountain National Forest and along the Franconia Ridge

  • Worry-free & hassle-free package

    No equipment? No problem. Your guides can hook you up with everything, from tents to backpacks

Itinerary

Deep in the wilderness of New Hampshire, the Pemi Loop makes its way through pristine forests, peaks above the treeline, and spectacular ridges. Your guides organized a three-day trip along this 30-mile trail (up to 35 miles), which offers some of the best views of the White Mountains, and all you’ve got to do is just show up. That’s right, round-trip transportation from the Greater Boston area, group camping equipment, tents and backpacks if you haven’t got them, overnight stays at camps—your guides have got you covered. With no obstacles in the way and plenty of unforgettable hiking through untouched wilderness, this will be a rewarding experience.

  • Start your day at the famous Lincoln Woods trailhead and cross the suspension bridge over the Pemigewasset River—and you’zre on your way! This first day spans 10 miles of terrain, where you will summit Mt. Flume, Mt. Liberty, Little Haystack Mountain, Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Lafayette! This is an incredible day of above-treeline hiking as over 3 miles of your time is spent on Franconia Ridge where you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the entire White Mountain National Forest! Spend the night at the AMC-managed Greenleaf Hut after a family-style hot dinner, in an indoor shared bunk room with fellow hikers and get the well-deserved, blissful sleep your body will be craving!

    Distance: 13 miles / 21 km

    Pemi Loop selfie hikers
  • Today’s hike is the shortest of the three days totaling 7.5 miles including a brief out-and-back summit of Galehead Mountain once you arrive at the next destination! Leave Greenleaf Hut after a full family-style breakfast is prepared for you by the Hut Cru, and climb back up Lafayette, making your way to the AMC Galehead Hut. This traverse of the Garfield Ridge trail is one of the most strenuous days of above and below treeline hiking, and you will have time to be patient and deliberate as you explore the beautiful forest in between huts. Once you arrive at Galehead Hut, before dinner you can quickly summit Galehead Mountain, where you will get views looking back down at the hut with the surrounding mountains as its backdrop. Experience another peaceful, quiet night’s rest before taking on your longest hiking day of the trip tomorrow!

    Distance: 7.5 miles / 12 km

    Pastures and hillsides of the White Mountains
  • On the final day of the trek you’ll get one of the best views in the entire White Mountain National Forest—the magnificent view off of Bondcliff! There’s really nothing like it, and the effort it takes to get there makes it all the more memorable. You will hike over 14 miles today to wrap up your adventure, with the vast majority of this distance being gradually downhill and flat as you descend below treeline for your last time. Cross meandering streams and ultimately follow the old train trusses back to Lincoln Woods. The downhill hiking will be relaxing and the pace on the flat terrain out to Lincoln Woods can be taken as quickly or slowly as your body wants after two intense days of above treeline exploring!

    Distance: 14 miles / 22.5 km

    High altitude forest, NH
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Meet your guides

Dave Fatula
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Dave Fatula
Dave founded Guineafowl Adventure Company as the ultimate manifestation of a job he truly loves: being in the wilderness, making connections with others, and leading them through perspective-shifting experiences. Having worked in professional investment firms for more than 20 years, Dave realized that he could no longer sit behind a desk and watch the opportunity of adventure pass him by. After looking back at his lifetime spent hiking, trail running, camping, and biking in the mountains, he realized that his passion became his expertise over time—and that’s when he decided to create a guiding company and a space that is safe, social, and ethically thoughtful enough to help folks push themselves for the sake of growth and exploration.
Guineafowl Adventure Company
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Guineafowl Adventure Company
Guineafowl Adventure Company
Guineafowl Adventure Company was created to provide a full-service, end-to-end, guided, small group hiking experience in the White Mountains. The team at Guineafowl has collectively hiked thousands of miles and their goal is to share their passion for the outdoors with as many people as possible. They focus on providing a responsible and ethical hike with sustainability in mind.
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Khadija Alem (source: Google Reviews)

It was spectacular from start to finish. Super organized and friendly, with amazing views too. So convenient for a day trip and highly recommended!

Khalid 5wild (source: Google Reviews)

It was one of my favourite moment in my life, everything Dave brings it, water, snacks, bag, hiking tools, and my experience was fantastic, i can’t wait to take another tour with them, well done Dave.

Donna Mumme (source: Google Reviews)

What a fabulous way to enjoy the White Mountains! Guineafowl Adventure makes it easy for those who are eager to hike (but lazy about the prep) to get outside and enjoy. Everything was extremely well organized from booking the hike to final drop off at the end of the day. Our guide, Dave Fatula, was fantastic! He established a good pace that worked for everyone in our group, made sure we had everything we needed, and kept us motivated. I am excited to get back to the mountains! And will definitely book with Guineafowl Adventure again!

Teresa Kimberly (source: Google Reviews)

I couldn’t recommend Guineafowl and Dave more. It is an ideal way to conveniently enjoy the beautiful White Mountains – you show up and hike and Guineafowl does the rest. We had novice to experienced people in our group and it was great for everyone.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide, who has successfully completed multiple Presidential Traverses as well as thousands of miles across the White Mountain National Forest
      • Round-trip transportation from Greater Boston area to the trailhead
      • Reservation for overnight accommodations at AMC Greenleaf Hut and AMC Galehead Huts
      • Full, family-style meals at the huts (both a hot breakfast and a hot dinner, prepared by the staff of the huts)
      • 45L backpack with hydration, snacks, safety and convenience items and trekking poles — but feel free to bring your own if you wish

    Special dietary requirements can be accommodated, please let us know upon booking.

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Boston
      • Accommodations before and after the tour
      • Tent, sleeping bag & sleeping pad — available to rent at an additional fee
      • Lunches (breakfasts and dinners are included at the huts, your guide will also bring snacks for the day, but bring your own as well)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • Hiking the Pemi Loop is ideal for experienced hikers who want to push their limits and challenge themselves to some serious distance and elevation gain. If you ever went hiking in the White Mountains, that’s a huge bonus! Expect the hike to be between 30 and 35 miles, depending on optional spurs, with the approximate elevation gain of 10,000-12,000 feet.

    You’d rather be just in the company of like-minded women? Check out our all-women version of hiking the Pemi Loop.

    If you’d like to explore some other areas in New Hampshire, check out this hiking tour of the Presidential Traverse or New Hampshire’s 4k-footers.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack large enough to carry all the items listed (your guide offers rental free of charge)
      • Tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad — available to rent at an additional cost
      • Hiking poles (your guide offers rental free of charge)
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Snacks and lunch
      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group Pemi Loop hike, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 6:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 3 hikers for this tour to operate.
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

    Pemi Loop hike can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Your guides will pick you up anywhere in the Greater Boston area. To get there, most people fly into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, you’ll decide on the best place to meet.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to. For more information on travel recommendations and restrictions in New Hampshire, please refer to New Hampshire’s travel information.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • Secure your spot for 2025 with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you’ll be the first one to know. Pick the month that suits you best and we’ll let you know once the dates are live—don’t risk missing out on your bucket list adventure!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure in case the dates don’t suit you by the end of the year.
      • Once the set dates for the following season are live, you can confirm your booking by the end of this year by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 2 weeks (14 days) prior to departure.

    For set dates, a 50% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 2 weeks (14 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to fourteen (14) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund less any cancellation fees applied by the AMC as part of their own refund policy for hut reservation cancellations.
      • For cancellations less than fourteen (14) days prior to the start of the trip, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of 80% of the total trip cost, less any cancellation fees applied by the AMC Refund Policy. If the Guide can fill the cancellation, Guide will refund the remaining 20% of the total cost. If no replacement can be found, Guide will keep the 20% balance as a cancellation fee.

    Be prepared for inclement weather while hiking in the White Mountains. If it is determined that the weather will be dangerously inclement, your guides will do their best to reschedule your event. If dangerous weather is unavoidable and the reschedule date will not work for you, a full refund will be given.

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