Welcome to Hike Korea
Hike Korea is a foreign owned travel company registered in Korea that specialize's in highlighting for visitor's to Korea its more unique attractions outside its urban districts. These are its mountainous and rural treasure's that include its numerous mountain trails, natural beauty, and Korea's indigenous links to its ancient terrain. It conducts independent guided tours and guided hikes to achieve this. Please visit the trails page to view some its products. Hike Korea also meets independent and customized travel inquiries. Hike Korea also conducts cultural research and travel promotion through photography, media and writing. Its core philosophy is to brand Korea's image to the world as a travel destination of unique and intriguing discovery. Hike Korea emphasizes strongly the link Korea has with its ancient mountain culture and uses this as its foundation for its empirical studies and tours. Its long term goal is to one day see most of Korea’s wonderful cultural and historical attractions interconnected by a series of national trails that pass through mountains, rivers, valleys, villages, and cities. Hike Korea is the only travel company in Korea that reaches out to all corners of the peninsula.
Hike Korea also publishes English books and photographic essays on Korea's unique mountain culture.
WINTER HIKES IN KOREA 2015
Hike Korea can organise some fantastic winter hikes anywhere in South Korea for the 2015 winter season. A lot of snow falls in the mountains in Korea during this season and this offers great snow scape opportunities for those visiting this region of the world during that period. Temperatures will get well below freezing so good goose down lined clothing or gortex jackets, over-trousers or ski clothing normally need be worn. Likewise good boots should be donned, with crampons and hiking poles as well. On some of the longer walks inside the national parks of Seoark-san, Jiri-san, and Deogyu-san overnight accommodations in heated shelters can be arranged. Otherwise day walks in all other regions should be contemplated with Bukhan-san national park in Seoul being the prime example. If you have any specific queries about winter hiking in Korea or would like to ask more, please contact me.
Otherwise take a look at some of the trails up now. Please note that these trails can sometimes close due to weather conditions and some of the national park ridge trails are closed from end of January to end of April to protect the dry environment from fire hazard. Despite the snow, the tree line is brittle due to lack of moisture. Outside the national parks, I can take you to most places, speak to me more about that.
Please note that the ridge and shelter systems closure dates for fire protection in 2013/14 were: Jiri-san Feb 15-Apr 30, Dogyu-san Feb 1-Apr 30, and Seorak-san from Mar 3-May 15. The dates for 2014/15 are not out yet, but are normally consistent with the previous year. SO BOOK NOW for your winter experience.
- Seorak-san 1N/2D winter trek
- Wolchul-san 1N/1D winter trek
- Bukhan-san (Seoul city) 1 day winter hike
- Jirisan 2N/2D winter trek - more detail to come
- Songnisan 1N/2D
GROUP HIKING TOUR'S OF JIRI-SAN MOUNTAIN
In conjunction with Jirisan Culture & Tourism, Hike Korea is now running group hiking tours for overseas visitors to Korea. These custom built tours normally run for 3 to 5 days and entail hiking the spectacular mountain ridges of South Korea's highest and most scared mainland peak, Cheonwang-bong at 1915m. Hiking tours can include temple-stays, tea making, mountain shelters or hotels, village walks, local food custom's and more. Hike Korea run by Roger Shepherd is Korea's leading expert on Korean Mountain Culture. Contact Hike Korea for more inquires.
4 DAY JIRI-SAN RIDGE CROSSINGS ALSO AVAILABLE!
For the more rugged whom would like to stay on the ridge, Hike Korea also does guided hikes for individuals or groups of this spectacular and sacred mountain ridge of the Baekdu Daegan Mountain System. Go to this page to read more.
BAEKDU DAEGAN KOREA PHOTO ART BOOK by Roger Shepherd
Mountains of North & South Korea
코리아 백두대간 남과 북의 산들
Click on above ebook to view pages.
This is the first and only such book that features mountain images from North & South Korea. It took three years to complete. The 160p 30x22.5cm hard case photo art book can be purchased in SOUTH KOREA by depositing 38,000KRW (incl postage) into;
한국외한은행 (KEB) :630-007409-516.
Please send your postal address to email@example.com.
Or just click on the buy now button and pay in USD$ equivalent through paypal. All Credit cards accepted. International buyers should select the international shipping price of $49.50USD incl postage.
한국의 백두대간 남과 북의 산들 포토북(160페이지, 30*22.5cm 양장본)은 38,000KRW (incl 우표) into 한국외환은행(630-007409-516)으로 입금하시면 구매하실 수 있습니다. 입금자명을 남겨주시고, firstname.lastname@example.org으로 배송처를 보내주시기 바랍니다. 감사합니다. 그저 지금 구입하고 버튼 papyal 만큼 지불하 누릅니다. 모든 주요 신용 카드 허용. 국제 구매자는 국제 배송 가격 선택 합니다.
WATCH VIDEO of BAEKDU DAEGAN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH KOREA.
CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS
A MOTORBIKE EXPEDITION FROM PAEKTUSAN (NORTH KOREA) to HALLASAN (SOUTH KOREA) crossing the DMZ - COMPLETED SEPTEMBER 2014 - GO TO THIS LINK FOR MORE
INTER-KOREAN CYCLE TOURS FROM SORAK-SAN (Mountain) IN RoK TO KUMGANG-SAN (Mountain) IN DPRK. HIKE KOREA IS IN CURRENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH AUTHORITIES FROM NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA ABOUT THIS PROJECT. AT THIS STAGE ONLY FOREIGNERS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO PARTAKE IN THIS EVENT. IT IS HOPED THAT ALL KOREANS CAN ACHIEVE THIS SOME DAY SOON.
UPDATE: AFTER RETURNING FROM PYONGYANG, TOURISM AUTHORITIES SHOWED STRONG INTEREST IN THIS IDEA. I AM NOW SCHEDULED TO DISCUSS POSSIBILITIES WITH MEMBERS OF THE MINISTRY of UNIFICATION IN RoK.
2014-15 PAEKTUSAN FULL LENGTH nature-wildlife DOCUMENTARY - to be made in collaboration with Hike Korea, North Korean camera crews, an international camera team and a South Korean producer for an international and Korean audience. This project has won approval and awaits sealing a contract with an international production company to work jointly with MBC from RoK and KCNA from DPRK. UPDATE: After returning from Pyongyang with a signed agreement of support for this project, funding from the Korea Communications Agency was withdrawn. No explanation was given. Myself and MBC will continue to work on this project in the near future.