Stunning educative walks through Seoul's guardian mountain system.
Within South Korea's capital lays one of Korea's more popular national parks. Bukhan-san National Park struts out of the sky-scraper landscape of downtown Seoul life a guardian God. It's mountain-scape is a typical example of Korean mountain. It has large pointy craggy peaks of white rock that jut out of its verdant forests. Like all Korean mountains Bukhan-san has a legend in that once the mountain spirit of Baekdu-san (2744m) in North Korea visited Bukhan-san and was so impressed by its landscape that he still returns to the area for more views. These days the views from Bukhan-san involve long vistas out over the city of Seoul, offering the hiker a contrasting moment with nature and city. Bukhan-san is rich in Korean culture where the remains of ancient walls built in 1392 of previous kingdoms still exist. The mountainous terrain is naturally filled with innumerable Buddhist temples, Confucian shrines, and Shamanic shrines. It was and still is the guardian mountain of Korea's 600 year old capital.
This is a one day walk that will cover certain parts of Bukhan-san National Park. There are many different options for us to take, but all of them will take us to the mountain top, past temples where we can visit monks, and also visits to Shamanic shrines. You will be educated along the way on the history of Bukhan-san, Buddhism, and Shamanism in Korea. So not only do you get to view great mountain-scape but you get a good cultural experience as well.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your accommodations or port of call.
End location: Take you back to your accommodations or port of call.
Duration: 7 hours
We will get to the mountain on subway or taxi.
A nice full lunch or dinner.
Transportation to and from Bukhan-san must be met by the traveller, unless arranged otherwise.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 USD - trail money for snacks and curios.
If we have to pick you up at Incheon Airport, that cost will have to be meet by the customer.
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I am fortunate to have more than an experienced guide but a mountaineer at heart . Roger is a great guide to have because of the passion he has for Korea and has moved here from his native land you can actually consider him to be Korean bec he knows of the history, the culture , the food and almost the language . You will feel safe as you know he is professional and has authored a mountain guide book for the mountains of Korea . Apart from this , he a great photographer as well and greet company to have
Christine Therese Santos