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Mountain Folklore Hike with Buddhist Temple and Hiker Restaurant

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What to Expect

The hike itself is generally 4-5 hours. It's medium-grade, and the guide can adjust the trail to various skill levels. There is one long steep ascent near the beginning, but no special equipment like ropes and harnesses are necessary.
• Meet the tour guide at 10 a.m. at Gupabal Subway Station, gate 1. Then board a brief bus ride to the trail head. Bus fare is included.
• Stretch with the guide before walking.
• The hike starts with a steep ascent, but no special equipment is necessary.
• Go up an afforested valley.
• Cross a path with spectacular views.
• Descend towards and visit Buddhist temples nestled in rugged mountain nooks.
• The guide relates stories of legends, history, and folklore related to Korea's age-old mountain heritage.
• Finish at a local restaurant catering to hikers with unique mountain food and drinks. Food and drinks are included in the price.

Stop At:

• Bukhansan National Park, 262, Bogungmun-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02700 South Korea
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Important Information
Departure Point
530-19 Jingwan-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shawn was a fantastic and experienced mountain guide, who clearly cared for the hikers in the group. We circled a portion of the mountains north of Seoul (part of Bukhansan park) - specifically around the Yongchul-bong (“Dragon Ascending Peak”). Note: This is not a peak...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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ZenKimchiTours, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy you found great value. Shawn has a passion for Korea's mountains and folklore. That meal at the end is great, yeah.

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