Seoul Hiking and Rock Climing Tour-Bukhansan/Gwanaksan - Trazy, Korea's #1 Travel Guide

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Availability
Wed / Sat / Sun
Minimum Pax
1 Person
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Meet Location

  • Bulgwang Station (Line 3, 6)
  • Gwacheon Government Complex Station (Line 4)

Included

  • English speaking Trazy Local Host
  • Helmet
  • Climbing equipment
  • 1 bottle of water

Excluded

  • Snack
  • Backpack
  • Public transportation fees

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2020-01-12 23:26
I had an enjoyable hike. John was very helpful and competent in his work. Beside hiking, he shared relevant knowledge as well. Till next trip!
2019-09-26 19:59
Fun activity even for a first time rock climber. John was a well experienced guide and always make sure that you’re doing ok & of course on your safety too. Thanks John! I had a great time
2019-08-27 12:37
This was amazing. I have always wanted to climb the amazing rock I’m Seoul and John made that possible. I highly recommend him and the program. Safe fun and all around memorable experience. Joe W from Anchorage Alaska
2019-06-21 13:34
John is a likeable and experienced guide. We climbed an easy trad route on Insubong, then rappel'd down. I was please and impressed with his safety protocol and climbing skills. Highly recommended.
2019-06-21 13:34
John is a likeable and experienced guide. We climbed an easy trad route on Insubong, then rappel'd down. I was please and impressed with his safety protocol and climbing skills. Highly recommended.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-06-03 10:18
My friend Tyler and I had a great time climbing with John. He’s a great guy who is very conscious of his climbers and really looks out for them. John is excited to climb, explore, and have a good time. He’s very easy to get along with and has a genuine interest and concern for people. Let John know what equipment you may need or questions you have and he is more than capable of providing. I would absolutely climb with John again. Seoul is an amazing city and spending time with John was a great way to see a side of it that maybe not everyone gets to see.
2019-05-19 14:40
John was personable, outgoing, and above all else, a safety conscious guide. The hiking is steep and rocky, but very fun. I was not used to this kind of hiking, but it was very challenging, in a good way. The climbing itself was awesome, and perfect for a beginner/intermediate climber such as myself. The views of Seoul and Bukhansan park were outstanding. Highly recommended for bold, intrepid and fun loving people!
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About trazy
local guide

John S.
Impassioned Trazy local guide who enjoys his ABC's = Always Be Climbing!
Want to experience Korea from a different point of view? Join John, a 16-year veteran of the South Korean mountain scene. Enjoy some of Seoul's most beautiful and unknown hiking and rock climbing areas.

Overview

Hike, scramble, and climb up the mountains for a challenging yet invigorating adventure!

Seoul’s landscape is perfect for hikers: it has multiple mountains amidst its urban sprawl and they are easily accessible even from the heart of the city. If you’re looking for a perfect hiking mate to enjoy the outdoors together, our local host John is here for you! John has been exploring the mountains of Korea since 2002 and in recent years, he has been focusing on rock climbing & discovering the best ridges in Seoul. Go on a thrilling adventure with John and check out his favorite routes in Mt. Bukhansan or Mt. Gwanaksan. If you want, you will get to use gears and introduced to basic rock climbing!

Why this Trazy Local Host Tour?
▷Explore the little-known section of Mt. Bukhansan/Gwanaksan with an experienced local climber
▷Authentic outdoor adventure with helmet, safety gears, and assistance of a veteran host
▷Choose your favorite route among John’s 3 recommendations

Itinerary

Mt. Bukhansan Basic Route: beautiful yet unknown ridges in the National Park (9:00am & 2:00pm Start) - Wed / Sat / Sun
9:00am / 2:00pmMeet your local host at Bulgwang Station (Line 6) Exit 8
Hike to Jokduri-bong Peak
- Climb past beautiful rock formations
- Rappeling/abseiling down the face of the peak
10:00am / 3:00pmHike to Hyangro-bong Peak
- Scramble up the jagged Hyangro-bong Peak
11:00am / 4:00pmHike to Munsu-bong Peak
- Pulling on cables for a steep climb
- Passing countless instagrammable sites
12:00pm~1:00pm / 5:00pm~6:00pmMake your way down to the mountain
- Dip your feet in a cool stream
Mt. Bukhansan Advanced Route: 7-hour challenging rock climbing courses (9:00am Start) - Wed / Sat / Sun
9:00amMeet your local host at Bulgwang Station (Line 6) Exit 4
- Take a bus to the base of Wonhyo-bong Peak (located on the northwest side of Mt. Bukhansan National Park)
9:30amHike/slab-climb Wonhyo-bong Ridge to the first pitches of rock climb
10:30amRock climb and traverse the ridge to the summit of Wonhyo-bong Peak
*Rock climbing grade: up to 5.6
11:30amHave some snacks on the top of Wonhyo-bong Peak
- Enjoy the views of Baegundae, the highest peak in Bukhansan National Park
12:00pmRidge climb and rock climb Yeomcho-bong ridge, culminating at the peak of Baegundae
*Rock climbing grade: up to 5.7
4:00pmEnjoy the views & decend the valley to Bukhansan Ui Station (Ui-Sinseol Line)

*Rock climbing grade
- 5.0~5.7: easy
- 5.8~5.10: intermediate
- 5.11~5.12: hard
- 5.13~5.15: for veteran climbers
Mt. Gwanaksan Basic Route: 6 different peaks along the view of Southern Seoul (9:00am & 2:00pm Start) - Wed / Sat / Sun
9:00am / 2:00pmMeet your local host at Gwacheon Government Complex Station (Line 4) Exit 6
Hike to the valley & base of a waterfall
10:00am / 3:00pmScramble the 6 picturesque peaks of a very infrequently travelled ridge
- Rock climb on a steep ridge or hike around
12:00pm~1:00pm / 5:00pm~6:00pmHike down & enjoy the numerous streams along the way

*The itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

[Bukhansan National Park]
Bukhansan National Park is nestled in the northern part of Seoul. It was designated as the 15th national park of Korea in 1983. Baegundae Peak (840m above sea level) is the highest part of the national park and you can see as far as Hangang River from the top.

[Gwanaksan Mountain]
Gwanaksan Mountain is located in southern Seoul and it is designated as a city park in 1968. Most trails are of moderate difficulty and rocky valleys are the best spots for an introduction to rock climbing. At 630m in height, the mountain provides beautiful views of southern Seoul and Lotte World Tower.

How to book

  • 1. Complete your booking.
  • 2. Check your email.
  • 3. Enjoy it.

Please
keep in mind

- Please note that the tour can be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain, severe heat, snow/icy weather). In this case, we will let you know in advance and issue a full refund.

Cancellation
policy

All times are based on Korea Standard Time (KST) (GMT + 9 hours)
3 days before the reserved date: 100% refund
2 days before the reserved date: 50% refund
1 day before the reserved date or less: Non-refundable
*If you would like to reschedule your reservation, please check the availability with us at least 3 days before the original reserved date (no later than 5:00pm KST).