Mountain Folklore Hike with Buddhist Temple and Hiker Restaurant

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From $135.00

23 reviews   (4.96)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Seoul, Seoul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Embark on a small group 6-hour hike up Seoul's most famous mountain with Korean folktales told by an English-speaking expert . Take a unique trail away from the crowds to a hidden temple. Discover the mountain heritage that forms much of Korea's personality, followed by a mountainside meal and well-deserved food and drinks. This is not just a simple empty run up and down the mountain. The tour includes the most breathtaking views, stories and legends of famed Buddhist monks, ghosts, goblins, shamanic traditions, and how Korea's mountains define who Korea is. Hikers return with a deeper understanding of Korea than most tourists receive.

What's Included

Alcoholic Beverages


Professional guide

Unlimited drinks (open bar)

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Highlight of our trip!
Belinda T, 01-11-2022
Our guide Shawn was knowledgeable and very helpful on the hike as most of us girls have limited hiking experience. We came for the fall colours and were rewarded with the stunning colours! Great way to get out of the city and experience a different part of Korea. I would highly recommend this trip with Shawn as it was the highlight of our trip!
Amazing Hiking Experience
lynnlM7034PV, 01-11-2022
Hiking with Shawn is a great experience, he not only dispenses good advice but also tells us interesting folklore stories relating to the sites that we passed by. He is also very knowledgeable about the mountains in Seoul and helps us when we need support to go uphill and downhill. Most of all, he is very safety conscious. I will surely want to go hiking with Shawn again.

The autumn colours in the mountains are amazingly beautiful. This is certainly one experience that I will remember forever.
Mountain Hike with Shawn
Emmmakoh, 01-11-2022
First of all we wld like to Thank shawn for a memorable experience. It was our first time hiking a mountain and he made it very interesting and fun for us. Shawn was always near to give us a helping hand which was very helpful! He gave us tips on how to hike safe too. The mountains are very beautiful and full of interesting folklores which Shawn narrates very well. Contact Shawn directly and he will respond very quickly, Definately recommended and worth the money!
Nice experience
intermagix, 23-10-2022
1. The buses to the starting point of the trail were all packed, and we ended up walking all the way to the starting point. It was a pleasant and easy walk.
2. I'm not an experienced hiker and because we walked a while before reaching the starting point, Shawn adjusted the order of the hike.
3. The pace of the hike was just right.
4. Shawn guided me on how to descend the trail properly to avoid injuries.
5. Along the hike, we visited temples, and Shawn will share interesting folklore.
6. The mountain is beautiful during autumn
Great personalized hiking (and more!!) adventure with Shawn
Madman_California, 12-07-2022
Fun, informative, enjoyable, majestic all wrapped into one great day of outdoor experience! Our guide Shawn made everything so delightful. Even before we met him on-site, he was highly communicative to help us find how to get from where we were to where we would meet him. He was early to the site and helped us get some extra water and food and didn't try to rush us or move us along in anyway. Rather he was kind, courteous and basically wanted us to have a great experience from beginning to end from the start. He got us on the bus, to the mountain and began sharing history that he clearly knew well. He was also willing to entertain our questions about nearly anything Korean and even his own personal live so that we could get a deeper feel for life in Korea. Shawn catered the hike to our skill and speed without making us feel like we were going to slow or not adventurous enough. As an example there was a spot to see a shaman cave but due to recent rains water made the rocks slippery. He asked if we wanted to traverse it anyway but allowed us to make the decision. One final note from someone who likes to best understand the local culture. Tipping is very appreciated by guides like Shawn. Most of Korea, tipping is NOT acceptable and even seen as disrespectful. Many of you probably know this but I didn't and was very unsure whether to tip or my case with Shawn I tipped because he was just that great!! Thanks again to Shawn for making our hiking experience so just amazing!! We will be back!

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