Seoraksan National Park Fall

Overview

Seoraksan is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges that Korea has to offer, and it has many different hikes and peaks to go to. These hikes range in difficulty from easy to hard, and we can make a trip tailored to what you think your hiking ability is. Seoraksan is near the East Coast, so you will also be able to get a wide variety of food options ranging from mountain vegetables and other mountain foods to sea food that was caught very recently. The Seoraksan area is a great place to go to year-round as each season brings out a different type of beauty in it. There are many activities from each season to do as well on this trip.

Fall Activities

  • Hike Seoraksan on one of the many courses there. Tell us what difficulty level you can do and we will suggest the perfect course.
  • See the Heundeul Bawi Rock (Unsteady Rock) on the Ulsanbawi course. This is a great place to take a break and try to get the rock off of its perch. No matter how hard you and your friends rock it back and forth, the rock won’t move. This is a harder difficulty hike, not recommended for children and elderly people
  • At the peak you can see as far out to the East Sea and all of the other peaks in the mountain range
  • Take a cable car up to Gwongeumseong peak. This peak is accessible only by cable car and only takes 20-30 minutes to hike to afterwards.
  • Go to the Biryong Falls Section where you can walk through beautiful foliage, walk over a suspension bridge over a river, and see the Biryong Falls that drop into a pool. This is an easy difficulty course
  • Go to Gwongeumseong Fortress by cable car. After getting off the cable car it is just a 20-30 minute hike to the peak where you can get a wide open view of the other peaks. The ruins of an old castle are up there
  • Go to the Jujeongol Section. The course that runs through Cheonbuldong and Baekdam Valleys, as well as the Seongguksa Temple Site, gives visitors breathtaking views of the Jujeongol Valley.
  • See the beautiful red and orange leaves on the trees. This view makes it look like the mountains are on fire
  • Visit the hot springs to get rid of your stress in the natural hot water
  • Have a nice bonfire and make smores.
  • Night tour of Sokcho is available and it is just a short 5 minutes away
  • Accommodations are close to a nearby jjimjilbang and a hot spa
  • Go camping at one of the many camping sites in the area
  • Visit Naksansa Temple, one of the three most holy sites in Korea

What to Expect

You can take the Ulsanbawi hiking trail option to view this amazing scenery at the peak
Seoraksan is the most famous tourist area in Korea with breathtaking scenery everywhere you look
Jujeongol valley is the best course which allows hikers to feel the beauty of the fantastic valleys while being easy on your legs
You can take a cable car to go to one of the peaks easily
Take great photos at the peaks of the mountains
Go to the indoor water park & hot springs at the resort

ITINERARY

Day 1

08:00am

Pick up at a location of your choosing

11:30am

Arrive at the Seoraksan National Park and have lunch

12:40pm

Take a hike on the various courses
– Ulsanbawi Rock Course (3 1/2 hours)
– Biseondae Rock Course (2 1/2 hours)
– Biryoung Falls Course (2 hours)

17:30pm

Finish hike and move to the hotel.

17:40pm

Arrive at our accommodation and unpack

18:00pm

Have Dinner

19:00pm

Free time-You can use hot spa or Jjimjilbang near the hotel
*Sokcho night tour is available
– It is only 10 minutes drive away to the beach and Sokcho city from our accommodation

Day 2

07:30-08:20am

Breakfast

08:30am

Go to the indoor water park
– Jjimjilbang
– Spa
– Water slides
– Pools

11:00-12:30

Explore Sokcho
– Sokcho Jungang Market
– Abai Village
– Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory
– Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion along the sea

Those who are going for hiking

10:00-12:30

Hiking(We will take Jujeongol valley course which is one of the most beautiful and easy courses)

12:30-13:00pm

Lunch(not included)

13:10-14:20pm

Hot spring

14:50pm

Leave for Seoul

19:30pm

Arrive at a location of your choosing

Payment Methods

We have different methods for you to pay for this trip.
*From outside of Korea
-We have an overseas bank account that you can wire the funds to
-Send the payment through Paypal
*From inside of Korea
-You can use ATM machines to wire payments directly from your bank account to Adventure Korea’s account, which is Shinhan Bank account no: 140-011-581081 under the name of (주)더에이케이트래블
-Visit any bank in Korea and have a teller wire the funds on your behalf
-Send the payment through Paypal
*You can also pay a deposit using any method above (30% of total price) and pay the rest when you come to Korea
Please contact webmaster@adventurekorea.com for any enquiries about payment methods

Pick up site

We can pick you up at the lobby of wherever you are staying while in Korea. Please be in the lobby by the agreed upon pick up time and you will see our bus waiting to take you to your destination.

Additional Information

Accommodation
You can choose whichever accommodation that you would prefer. Look through these to get an idea of what each accommodation has to offer.

1.Daemyeong Delpino Resort

You can stay in a suite at the resort if you want. The usual rooms we book have ondol (Korean heated floors, no beds). If you want a bed though, you can request a room with a twin bed or a double bed.

2.Pension houses

The pension houses have ondol (Korean heated floors, no beds). There is also a nice outdoor barbecue section. Here we can grill and barbecue all kinds of food like seafood, beef, pork, or chicken

3.Camping
There are a variety of camping locations nearby. We can provide tents or you can bring your own

4.Guest house
You can stay in a guest house at Seoraksan or Sokcho. These guest houses usually have a big common area, a kitchen, and plenty of bunk beds or single beds

Cancellation Policy

We have to pay deposits for these trips with the different accommodations and activity places. If you cancel at the last minute, we are losing money as well. Therefore, we have put into place this cancellation policy. By paying for the trip you agree to this cancellation policy.
If you have paid and would like a refund we have a three week policy. This policy is as follows:
3 weeks before the trip: Full refund
2 weeks before the trip: 50% refund
1 week before the trip: 0% refund

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