Hiking Korea, Trekking

Hiking Korea, Best way to enjoy this mountainous nation.

Hiking Korea is very extreme way of enjoy Korea. But also very unique and adventure experiences.

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Camping korea

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Camping korea: 36.633162, 127.913818

See the map above. As you can see, nearly 80% of Korean land is mountainous. It means, There are plenty of opportunity for Hiking Korea.

National parks for Hiking Korea

Korea has 21 national parks. All National parks are excellent enough for hiking Korea.

If you want to check detail information of national parks, click here for official page.

However, 3 national parks are very loved for hiking Korea. Mt. Soraksan, Jirisan Cheap Ray Bans and Deogyusan. Also all these 3 mountains have lodges.

Other mountains don’t have lodges.

Check them on the map below. Click icons if you want to know details.

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Korea national parks

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Korea national parks: 36.818080, 127.946777
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Seoraksan national park
Seoraksan official page (click here)
Seoraksan tour

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Available adventures : Hiking (2D 1N, 3D 2N, day hiking), Rock climbing.

HIKING 2D 1N
Duration : 2D 1N. (Around 11 hours of hiking)

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Seoraksan entrance – Biseondae – Sleeping in lodge

– Daecheong peak – Getting down

ETC : Mostly during March ~ May, November ~ December,

trails are closed for oakley sunglasses cheap preventing fire. For specific info, contact us.

Also trails can be closed due to weather (snowy, rainy).

HIKING cheap nhl jerseys 3D 2N

Duration : 3D 2N

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Seoraksan entrance – Biseondae – Sleeping in lodge

– Daecheong peak – Oseam – Sleeping in lodge – Getting down

ETC : Mostly during March ~ May, November ~ December,

trails are closed for preventing fire. For specific info, contact us.

Also trails can be closed due to weather (snowy, rainy).

Day hiking

Duration : 3D 2N

Difficulty : ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Seoraksan entrance – Biseondae – Getting down

ETC : The trail is very touristic. Exklusiver Avoid weekend if you want to avoid crowd.

Rock climbing
Duration : Variety 2~13 hours (Depend on route)

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Variety.

ETC : Be careful here! Rock climbing is always risky.

Need permission from national park management (contact us).

Guide can be hired.

Seoraksan, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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Jirisan national park
Jirisan official page (click here)
Jirisan

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Available advenures : 3D 2N, 2D 1N, Day hikings.

3D 2N hiking

Duration : 3D 2N. Start hiking at 4~5 AM.

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Seonsamjae or Hwaeomsa – Yeonhacheon

-Jungcheong – Cheonwangbong – Getting down

ETC : Mostly during March ~ May, November ~ December,

trails are closed for preventing fire. For specific info, contact us.

Also trails can be closed due to weather (snowy, rainy).

2D 1N hiking

Duration : 2D 1N.

Difficulty : ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Sight view : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Route : Variable start point

-Jungcheong – Cheonwangbong – Getting down

ETC : Mostly during March ~ May, November ~ December,

trails are closed for preventing fire. For specific info, contact us.

Also trails can be closed due to weather (snowy, rainy).

Day hikings

Variable route.

Mostly trails are not closed. 365 days open a year.

Jirisan, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
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Deogyusan national park
Deogyusan official page (click here)

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Deogyusan, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, South Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Korea

There are reasons why 3 national parks are loved for hiking.

First : Well arranged trail for hiking Korea. There are 0.1% of possibilities of losing your way during hiking.

Second : Lodges are available. So you can sleep lodges on high valley of national parks. It will be extra ordinary experience.

Third : Mountain Jirisan and Seoraksan are famous for their extremely beautiful sights during hiking Korea.

Seoraksan lodge Hiking Korea

Lodge in Seoraksan

How to get to national parks? 

Getting to national parks are not really easy. Because you need to transfer transit 2~3 times to get entrance of national parks.

What can I do for hiking by myself?

Hiking by yourself is really not difficult if you are fully ready with plan and gears.

  1. Plan schedule carefully : If you have plan for hiking, You need to make perfect schedule, so you can sleep in lodge instead of sleeping at spot you don’t know where. Also hiking over night is not recommended. It will be very dangerous until you are experienced hiker.
  2. Transportation : Just remember, Best way is using public transportation. But always carefully check with bus or train schedule. You can ride on taxi. But They will charge you a lot.
  3. Mountain gear : National parks are real nature. And you will experience not expected things. So prepare gears for hiking. Mostly people dies for hypothermia during spring and fall not winter. Because during winter, people are ready for cold weather. Climate in Mountain can be extremely changeable.

Hiking Korea Tour

Hiking trekking Seoraksan winter

Having dinner in middle of Seoraksan

Hiking trekking Seoraksan winter

Trekking with experienced guide!

Hiking Korea by yourself is not really difficult. But It may looks difficult for you to do it.

Hiking in mountain or doing any adventure in middle of nature is always little risky.

So many travelers are looking for tour agency for hiking tour. But There are no such professional hiking Korea tour agencies.

WCP adventure make hiking tour for our members. You can hike in Jirisan, Seoraksan or any other mountains you want to hike.

Join us if you have plan for hiking Korea. Click here for register

5 Responses

  1. daniele catena says:

    Hello!

    i m interested in a visit with a 1 night stay at the Seoraksan NP around the 10-11 th of October? is there any availabilty? how much would be the price?

    Kind regards,
    Daniele C.

  2. what a beautiful hiking, i really enjoy to read your post….

  3. Jason says:

    Hi there! I realised most of the trails are closed before December 15. May I know which are the recommended trails that are still open before December 15? Thanks!

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