Mt. Seoraksan National ParkThe peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Koreas most famous national park. Due to the many rare species found here, UNESCO designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982.
Surfing Beach&Seoraksan National Park
Highlights of Event
We’ve organized Special overnight trip to the super famous Seoraksan national park.This huge mountain range provides so many options for both hikers and non-hikers alike. We are offering you the chance to visit this breathtaking area without all the hassle.
The price of the trip is only 92,000won and you will get all experiences fees like below;
1.Seoraksan National park entry fee
2.Round trip limousine bus
3.Special Korean BBQ(삼겹살) dinner
*Vegetarians are okay because the side dishes with vegetables are served with rice and soup
*We will also provide roast chicken
4.Delicious 3 local meals(Saturday lunch,dinner&Sunday breakfast)
5.Staying at Luxurious pension house
6.English speaking tour guides
*Surfing is optional activity( extra cost: 40,000won/Lesson included)
On the first day you will have the choice of a couple of hikes ranging in difficulty. On the second day we’ll take you to the beach where you can learn to surf and go hiking as well.
Even if you have visited this are at another time of year, you will find it ever changing with the seasons, and worth a second or third visit. If it is your first time, then let us show you some of the best scenery Korea has to offer.
Over the weekend we will include parts of outer Seoraksan and inner Seoraksan. Both areas offer exceptional beauty, and places that seem to be untouched. Due to Seoraksan’s location we can see many beautiful beaches, try tasty seafood, as well as fresh mountain herbs and vegetables.
On Saturday we will stay in the outer part of Seoraksan by the East coast. Our first stop will allow you a choice of three hiking trails all from the same part of the mountain range. We will get off the bus and divide into groups according to where you want to go. Our guides have been to this park several times, and know the trails well. They will point you to the right path, and allow you to go at your own pace.
On Sunday we will head to the beach where we will try surfing.
Surfing has been growing in popularity in Korea over the past few years. Now there are some great places that we can take you to, where you can get all the equipment and the best waves.
This area is known for long beaches, and lots of space. Plus, there are heaps of water activities that you can participate in including surfing, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, beach volleyball, swimming or relaxing on the beach. You also can go scuba diving with local guides (please email email@example.com for the price). There is something for every beach bum. Our staff will provide basic lessons for surfing, so feel free to sign in even if you are a beginner!
If you are a hiking enthusiast and would prefer to skip the day at the beach then let us know when you sign up as we can take you to other great hiking trail.
We will take a Jujeongol Valley course. It should take about 3 hours.
This trip will be a lot of fun, with both sea and mountain adventures, so grab some friends and sign up together now, so that you don’t miss out. Spaces will fill up fast!
***Saturday Hiking Courses
Ulsanbawi Rock is the most difficult hike. This is the longest and most challenging hike of the trip. At the start you will pass a temple, where the path starts off fairly easily, at least until you reach the Heundeul Bawi Rock (Unsteady rock) take a break here for a photo shoot. You will find people trying their hardest to push the rock off. Although it won’t move much it’s fun to give it a go. You can also stop here for some refreshments or get a medal made on your way down to prove that you made it all the way to the top. From Heundeul Bawi you head up to the summit. The path steadily gets more difficult ending with steep steel stairs. Please be patient on these stairs, as there is little space for passing, but you will find it’s nice to take a quick break and have a look around as you make your way up. Once you reach the summit you can see as far as the East Sea, and all of the Seorak mountain range. It’s well worth the work.
For those less adventurous there is another course that will also offer splendid views of the mountain range. For about W10,000 you can take a cable car up the Geongumseong course. After the six minute ride you can hike the remainder of the track. It should take you 20-30 minutes. It’s a well made path, and although parts can be a bit steep it is not too difficult. At the top you can see one more large rock face. If you feel up to it, climb up. You will feel like you’re on top of the world, as you breathe the crisp fresh mountain air.
After this hike, head back down to the cable car and onto our third hiking choice.
Biryong Falls Course is an easy trek through gorgeous foliage, crossing over a rushing stream, where you will see many small but equally spectacular waterfalls. At the end of the trek there is a place to rest on a large flat rocky area and take in the beauty around. The main waterfall (Biryong) starts at a great height and drops to a large pool, this area is wonderful for photos.
If you decide to take the cable car you should have plenty of time to also visit the Biryong falls.
***Mt. Seoraksan National Park
The peaks of the Seoraksan Mountains break through the clouds while jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Koreas most famous national park. Due to the many rare species found here, UNESCO designated this national park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982. The mountain range located here stretches over an area of 373 ㎞² with the highest peak reaching 1,708 meters. The most famous tourist area near Mt. Seoraksan National Park is the city of Sokcho. The eastern part of Sokcho has sparkling water along the coast, while the western part of the city connects to the most famous mountain of the national park. This area is said to be blessed with beautiful natural surroundings: beaches, ski resorts, hot springs, and historic treasures. Accommodations in the area include hotels, condominiums, and small motels. The facilities in the area are well-made to accommodate the three million annual visitors to the park.
***Ulsan Bawie Rock Hiking Course
For hikers who want to feel the true beauty of the Seoraksan Mountains this course is a must. The course is relatively easy from the Heundeul Bawi Rock (meaning unsteady rock ) to Gyejoam Hermitage. However, from Gyejoam Hermitage to Ulsan Bawi Rock the 30-minute hike is rather rigorous. The steep steel stairs leading down from Ulsan Bawi Rock are not for the weak-hearted. For those lacking confidence in hiking, its better to avoid this course altogether. However, adventurous hikers wont have any regrets after reaching the summit with fantastic views of the East Sea
***Gwoengemsung fortress course
After passing the ticket booth and paying the entrance fee you will see a park where you can get on the cable car. A six-minute ride will take you near the top, followed by a 20-30 minute hike which will take you to Gwongeumseong Fortress at an altitude of 1,200 meters. This location will give you a birds eye view of the Seoraksan Mountains
***Jujeongol Valley Course -Okseak Area
This highly recommended course allows hikers to feel the beauty of the fantastic valleys that Seoraksan has to offer. The course that runs through Cheonbuldong and Baekdam Valleys, as well as the Seongguksa Temple Site, gives visitors breathtaking views of the Jujeongol Valley. Visitors to this course enter the national park at the Osaek area. After purchasing tickets to the park, follow the course up the mountain that leads to the Seongguksa Temple Site. A three- story stone pagoda at the temple site is all that remains. Following the path along Jujeongol Valley will eventually lead to a forked path. Going to the left will lead to Sibi Falls and the right side will lead to the Yongso Falls. Visitors should note that there arent any forms of public transportation when exiting the park near Yongso Falls. For those that arent able to prepare individual transportation, it would be best to head back on the path that was originally used
Day 1 (Saturday, May 25)
Pick up at Osan college subway station(Exit 2)
Pickup at Cheongmyeong subway station(Exit 1)
*6 stops away from Jukjeon and 7 stops away from Suwon subway station
Pick up at Express bus terminal Subway station (Sub line 3,7,9 Exit 8)
Dongdaemun History&Culture Park station(Subway line 2,4,5/Exit 9)
Arrive at the Seoraksan National Park and have lunch(Included)
Lets take a hike to the various courses
– Ulsanbawi Rock Course(3 1/2 hours)
– Biseondae Rock Course(2 1/2 hours)
– Biryoung Falls Course(2 hours)
Finish hike and move to the pension(only 5 minutes drive away)
Arrive at our accommodation and unpack
Have Dinner (Special Korean BBQ)
Free time-You can use hot spa or Jjimjilbang near our accommodation
*Sokcho night tour is available
-It is only 5 minutes drive away to the beach and Sokcho city from our accommodation, so we may take a taxi.
Day 2 (Sunday 26)
07:30am - 08:20am
Leave for East coast
Arrive at the Gorgeous Surfing beach
09:00am - 09:30am
Let’s learn how to ride the surf
– You also play beach volleyball
– Snorkeling(Please bring your own or You can rent)
10:00am - 12:30pm
*Those who going for hiking
Hiking(We will take Jujeongol valley course which is one of the most beautiful and easy course)
13:10pm - 14:20pm
Leave for Seoul
Arrive at Gangbyeon subway station(Line 2)
Arrive at Express bus terminal
Arrive at Cheongmyeong subway statio
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8.Pick up site
3 days before the trip: Full refund (72 hours from departure time)
2 days before the trip: 50% refund(48 hours from the departure time)
1 day before the trip: 0% refund ( 24 hours or less from the departure time)
Pick up site
06:30am Pick up at Osan college subway station(exit 2)
06:50am Pickup at Cheongmyeong subway station(Exit 1)
*6 stops away from Jukjeon and 7 stops away from Suwon subway station
07:20am Pick up at Express bus terminal Subway station( Sub line 3,7,9 Exit 8)
07:40am Dongdaemun History&Culture Park station(Subway line 2,4,5/Exit 9)
If more than 5 people sign up together, you will all receive a discount on the trip like below;
more than 15 people: 5,000won
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*If you have been on one trip with us and join us again you will get a discount on your next trip. The more trips you do the more discount you will get.
Here’s a breakdown
your first trip is full price.
your second trip is discounted by 1,000won.
your third trip is discounted by 2,000won.
your fourth trip is discounted by 3,000won.
your fifth trip is discounted by 4,000won.
from your 6th trip is discounted by 5,000won.
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