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Hike a mountain next to North Korea

guided hike

Hike a mountain next to North Korea

3 reviews
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Transport
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hike a mountain next to North Korea

guided hike

Hike a mountain next to North Korea

3 reviews
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

After taking a bus to the northern border of South Korea, I will lead you on a hike up the stunning Munsu Mountain, tracing the impressive Munsusan Fortress Walls. At the mountain peak (378m) I will show you an impressive 360 view including North Korea, the upper Han river, Gangwando Island, Paju City, and Gimpo City, all while explaining the fascinating history of the fortress and landscape. After eating a traditional Korean hiking snack (gimbap and drinks), I will then take you along a beautiful, less-traveled mountain trail to the Gimpo Sculpture park. At this peaceful forest park, we can explore sculptures by world renowned artists, including personal favorite Jaume Plensa. Finally, we will take the bus back to downtown Seoul.

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Your host

Learn more about Matthew

Matthew

I am an adventurer who loves hiking, cycling, and running. I'm an expert in hiking Korean mountains, and my favorite part of Korea is the mixture of history and nature that you find in the Mountain fortresses (산성). By frequently visiting the major fortresses all over Korea, I have learned a great deal about these majestic feats of architecture, and I look forward to sharing the history and wonder with you.

What's included

Food
Traditional Korean hiking snacks, including gimbap and drinks.
Transport
Public bus ride from Hapjeong Station to Munsu Mountain and return trip to Hapjeong Station.

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Where you'll be

Munsu Mountain is in Gimpo, directly across from North Korea. Beautiful mountain fortress walls trace along the steep mountain ridge, complementing the natural beauty with traditional Korean architecture. The 360 view is stunning, offering a timeline of ancient and modern history from Ganghwado to the DMZ . A peaceful trail connects to the Gimpo Sculpture Park, where a woods walking course highlights sculptures by Korean and global artists.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Physically capable of hiking a steep mountain trail

More tips

Message me for alternate dates. Ask about a discount price for two or more guests. The hike is steep and physically demanding. Visibility depends on the weather.
Matthew
Hike a mountain next to North Korea
3 reviews
£50/person
3 reviews
£50/person