Carter Notch Yoga Retreat

New Hampshire, United States

Backcountry Yoga
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6 reviews
Jun 10 - 11, 2017
Group size: 3-4
Carter Notch Yoga Retreat
New Hampshire, United States

Backcountry Yoga
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
6 reviews

Jun 10 - 11, 2017
Group size: 3-4

About this trip

Join us as we hike into Carter Notch of the White Mountains. We will hit three peaks, practice yoga each day, and stay in one of the Appalachian Mountain Club full service high mountain huts!

Carter Notch Hut surprises most with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting. Hike 3.8 miles to reach this hut and encounter a world of rock jumbles, towering cliffs, and tranquil mountain lakes. This eastern anchor of AMC’s hut system was built in 1914, and after 100 years, continues to lure those in search of quieter trails and unforgettable summits.

With its two detached bunkhouses and stone hut, Carter Notch Hut is open year-round. During the full-service summer and fall season, fuel up with delicious, homemade breakfasts and dinners for the day’s exploration of the Carter and Wildcat ranges. 


We will be hiking a loop that connects three peaks together. The first day we will summit one peak and stay overnight in Carter Notch Hut. The next day we will wake up eat breakfast and summit the remaining two peaks as we complete the loop that will bring us back to our accent down to the parking lot.

Day 1 Wildcat Mountain (Peak A) Elevation: 4,422 feet.

( This peak is optional)

Day 2 Cater Dome Mountain Elevation: 4,832 feet

Day 2 Mount Hight Elevation: 4,675 feet

What’s included

2 days of guided hiking ( Wildcat, Carter Dome, Mount Hight)

Yoga & Meditation (tailored to weather conditions)

High Mountain Hut Lodging (hostel style)

   - bunk beds

   - 3 wool blanks/ bed

   -1 pillow/ bed

Dinner Saturday night

Breakfast Sunday morning

Not included




Linens for beds (make sure to bring sheets & pillow cover!)


Before You Go

This is moderately strenuous retreat that will test your limits while bringing you back in touch with nature. Please be prepared to hike on steep and rocky terrain while carrying a bag with snacks and layers that can weigh between 10-20 pounds. While we encourage hiking novices to sign up, we recommend that you be in good athletic shape and capable of continuous activity for at least four hours at a time. The yoga will be gentle and empowering. No need to hike a yoga mat into the mountains, but I do recommend bringing a towel. This retreat is on rain or shine, so bring your raincoat and pack quick dry (non cotton) materials. 

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Hiking to Carter Notch Hut
Day 1
Meet at the 19 mile brook trailhead Saturday morning 8:30am Pack bags and check our gear Hike to Carter Notch Hut where we will drop our bags at the hut take and take a quick break Optional Hike up Wildcat Mountain Yoga Class Dinner at 6PM Sharp Evening activities, sunset, meditation, explore the Ramparts Boulder field Cozy up in your bunk and enjoy a good night sleep

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Thankful to be a part of this trip and experience!
This trip was absolutely fantastic! Laura and Joel did a wonderful job ensuring that we were all prepared before leaving for the hike (they even helped us put on our packs appropriately). Throughout the hike, they ensured that we were all comfortable with the hiking pace. The yoga portion of the trip was perfect. We did some beautiful sun salutations at the top of our first peak. Then, we did some restorative yoga after our first day of hiking and some meditative/restorative yoga prior to our hiking the next morning. The group dynamics were incredible. We all got along very well- we laughed and became immediate friends. We're all looking forward to hiking together again soon. Laura has even started a post-trip Facebook page, so we can connect with all Backcountry Yoga alums. I highly recommend Backcountry Yoga, and I cannot wait to join another one of their trips!
By Laura Gerber for Mizpah Hut Yoga Retreat on Aug. 15, 2017
The hike was challenging but absolutely worth the gorgeous views. The instructors were kind and understanding. A storm rolled in very quickly once we hit the summit. We all rushed down to escape it and had to skip the yoga on the mountain. While I completely understand that there is no way to control the weather I am disappointed in the company for not refunding us some of the money or reaching out to let us go on another trip for free or discounted. $70 was a lot to pay for a hike my friend and I could have done on our own for $5 each to park. I will not be joining this company again for any hiking/yoga experience because I feel like they do not value or respect their customers. Very sad about this trip.
What a great day ! Jen and Lauren were the best ! You won't go wrong if you head out with them.
We had an awesome time! Laura and Joel were fantastic guides. I'm new to hiking, but the pace and structure of the trip was perfect! Thanks again! Krissy
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