2014 INTER KOREAN CYCLE TOURS
In 2014 HIKE KOREA is negotiating with authorities in North and South Korea to allow cyclists to cross the DMZ border on the East Coast of Korea between Sorak Mountain in the south (RoK) and Kumgangsan in the north (DPRK). The itinerary will entail a 2-day hike of Soraksan, then jump on bikes, cross into DPRK and hike Kumgangsan for the next 2 days before riding back south. There will be an easier option for those that just want to feel the experience of riding across. The aim of these bike-hike tours is to promote better understanding of Korea's tragic division and of course to experience her mind-boggling mountains. Sorak and Kumgang Mountains are perhaps two of her finest examples. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any initial queries. Or keep an eye on this page for future developments.
The 160p 30x22.5cm hard case BAEKDU DAEGAN KOREA - Mountains of North & South Korea - 코리아 백두대간 남과 북의 산들 - Photo Art Book can be purchased in SOUTH KOREA by depositing 35,000KRW (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 35,000KRW (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.
THE FIRST TIME VIEWERS CAN SEE UNSEEN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH KOREA! CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE A PDF Ebook file (preview only).
PDF e-book을 (preview only) 클릭하시면 사진을 보실 수 있습니다.
Welcome to Hike Korea
Hike Korea is a foreign owned company specializing in cultural research and independent travel promotion through photography 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. 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.
Its short term goal is to develop a series of English books and photographic essays on Korea's unique mountain culture. As Roger Shepherd of Hike Korea is a highly experienced hiker with two expeditions to the Baekdu-daegan, (including some sections in North Korea) six completed through-hikes of Jeong-maek (subsidiary ridges more than 200kms in length), and numerous other long distant walks on other ridges, Hike Korea therefore conducts its cultural research with the expeditionary study of Korea's mountain-scape and unique arterial-like topography.
Some of its trail themes are based on the footprints of some of Korea’s most famous heroes from various stages of its respective Kingdom Period’s. These cultural trails are discovered by using a series of old and new mountain tracks that sends the traveler bounding over mountains, down valleys, through villages, along rivers, and sometimes into cities. Along the way the traveler gets to experience pieces of Korea’s transcendent history of indigenous Folk Customs, Shamanism, Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity.
Outside its larger cities, South Korea is a fusiformed mixture of all of these traditions co-existing against a backdrop of stunning mountain-scape. This is what Hike Korea does; it sets out to discover Korean identity through Mountain Culture.