Activity - Mt. Bukhan Hiking Guided Tour

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57 reviews   (4.67)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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As Korea is a country 70% of which is covered in mountains, hiking is the absolute perfect way to take in the surrounding beauty. Many locals enjoy hiking because it keeps them fit and healthy, and Bukhansan National Park is the perfect place to do that.

The national park is a very diverse area in terms of landscapes. Here, you will find tall mountain peaks, tranquil rivers, and lots of spectacular colors. The best thing about our Bukhansan tour is that you can do it all year round, allowing you to choose your favorite season. Autumn, winter, and spring all offer something unique and beautiful.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional English-speaking guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified



Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 11 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 11 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Bukhansan National Park
Seoul is a stunning city both in terms of culture and nature. There is no better way to experience beautiful views and do some healthy exercise than a Bukhansan tour! Our Seoul hiking tour is a combination of fresh air, gorgeous panoramas. Take the opportunity to spend unforgettable moments with your loved ones surrounded by wonderful natural beauty!

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Great Climb at Bukansan!
Caroline Y, 06-11-2022
Emily was our guide. She was friendly, helpful and informative as we moved along. As it was a climb, she paced us but adjusted to the speed that we could do. Emily is also chill, calm and relaxed, does not seem in a hurry to finish the tour. Very appreciative of her service.
Lilly was a great host
peterf973, 19-02-2020
The mountain is incredibly beautiful and Lily did a great job with the tour. It was a great day. The spa sorry seemed authentic.
Highly recommended to-do for outdoor enthusiasts
L9404ICrichardl, 04-12-2019
I was initially skeptical about signing up this hike. I have good fitness level however have not done any mountain hikes before, furthermore in winter and snow! But I did not want to follow the crowd to regular shopping/sightseeing tour and wanted something special. So after reading the good reviews here I decided to give it a try, and I was happy that I have made the right decision.
Mountain guide Mr. Chance Kim picked me on time at hotel. Drive took about an hour to the base of mountain and Chance’s chatty and jovial nature makes drive pleasant. He shared with me three climb route options based on individual fitness level and he assured me I can do the full hike to the 836m peak even though I have no prior climb experience based on his assessment. I trusted him and took the full hike option.
The climb was on granite rocks. Chance adjusted his climb ascent according to my pace, stopping regularly for photos. He cautioned me on slippery icy surface and showed me how to overcome difficult terrains. The last 100m was steep and needed steel cables to overcome, but it was manageable. It was all worth it when I reached the top... a fantastic view and a great sense of achievement. It took about 2 hours to reach the top.
Chance offered me hot cocoa and chocolate bar, took some quick photos before we made our way down. The descent took 90mins, stopping for some photos at the some walls built along the mountain ridges for fortification. Chance shared some historical war stories.
At the mountain base, we visited a Chinese temple and Chance explained the cultural aspects of Korea and famous personalities at the temple. Then we went for late lunch at a local shop serving authentic Korean noodles. The spicy mussels noodles was delicious. Chance also ordered another authentic black noodles and insisted that I must try, but it was too sweet for my liking.
Overall I was happy with the tour. Chance was friendly and approachable, and I trusted his professional guidance. Highly recommended for any outdoor enthusiast.
Death Hike + Skin Scrub!!!
147angeb, 02-12-2019
Okay folks, if you don't hike regularly, PREPARE to experience a slight bit of misery. My partner and I rode the ol' struggle bus all 1000+ feet of elevation gain in the short 50 mins it took us to get halfway.At that point, we had experienced enough and instead of hiking for another hour up a very steep hill, we chose to hang out at the temple. Our guide, Emily, was fantastic! The ginseng shop is basically just trying to get you to buy stuff--but they take no for an answer pretty easily. The body soak and scrub are the absolute best thing on the planet!

Overall, this was a rad experience! The hike was outside my comfort zone, but I am apparently not a "real hiker." I'd much rather spend my time in the spa!!! You do get private car transport the whole way, but it can be different cars, so don't plan on leaving anything. Whatever you bring, you'll be packing it up the mountain. Also, take water!!!
Must-do!! Hiking in Bukhansan
JaneMurray14, 26-11-2019
I happened to be able to go hiking in Bukhansan with VIP travel. In Seoul, having anyplace that is not crowded is an amazing luxury! In addition, weather was a perfect and the colorful trees were everywhere.

A really nice place for hiking if you're in Seoul. It took about 2 hours to go to top of the mountain. I went just till temple in the middle of mountain. We spent enough time inside temple.
We were with the local guide Nancy when we hiking the mountain.
she helped to understand the trails. Also, she let us know the signals to direct you though the trail and tell you about the distances either you going up or down.

Most certainly will recommend the VIP travel and hope you get Nancy as your guide.

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