Located in the Center of South Korea
Photo by Chance Kim
Deogyusan National Park
No1. Hyangjeokbong Peak Course
No2. Hyangjeokbong Peak Course by Cable Car
No3. South-Deogyusan(1,507m) Peak Course
No4. Jongju(Traversing) Course from Hyangjeokbong to South-Deogyusan
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Positioned at the center of the backbone of Korea, Deogyusan was designated as the 10th national park in Korea in 1975.
It spans across Muju-gun and Jangsu-gun in Jeollabuk-do and Geochang-gun in Gyeongsangnam-do, and its total area is 231.650㎢.
Deogyusan National Park lies at the hear of Baekdudaegan(Backbone mountain ridges of Korea). To the east is Gayasan, the west Naejangsan, the south Jirisan, and to the north Gyeryongsan and Songnisan. Deogyusan is also the root of Geumgang(River) which runs to the north and Nakdonggang(River) which runs to the east.
Deogyusan also has the fourth highest mountain peak in South Korea (Hyangjeokbong 1,614m) which preserves a sub-alpine ecosystem. Each year about one million visions come to Deogyusan National Park.
With a total of 1,067 plant species, Deogyusan National Park is called “The Heaven of Wild Flowers.” As for animals, there are 32 mammal species, 130 bird species, 9 amphibian species, 13 reptile species, 28 fish species, and 1,337 insect species inhabiting the area. Deogyusan is rich in biodiversity with 2,039 species altogether, and animals such as the flying squirrel, Otter, Marten cat, and Small-eared cat have been designated as endangered species by the Ministry of Environment.
If chose one-day Hiking, Easy to go Peak Using Cable Car
Short or long hike distances can be adjusted by customer's request
A lot of Snow falls, the scenery of winter is so beautiful
From spring to fall, can enjoy many beautiful wild flowers following Mt Ridges
When join 2 or 3days tour, can enjoy skiing one day at a Muju ski resort - From December to March
What You Can Expect
On the day of good scenery from the top of Mt. Dukyu, You can see Jirisan to the south, Gayasan to the east, and Gyeryongsan to the west.
In Spring, azaleas and royal azaleas are beautiful, in Summer, Many large and small wildflowers bloom here and there in communities, in Autumn, broad-leaved trees color the mountains with yellow, red, orange and brown and Winter, the Snow-Flower on a branch of a Trees and the snow scene are so beautiful.
There is one of the most beautiful and famous valley in Korea called Muju Guchondong, and many ordinary people visit there even they don't hike to the peak. you can feel the natural ecology while walking along the valley, a gate to wish to soothe your tired mind, and a path to health that can heal you.
The mountain ridge is quite high, so it is cool in the summer, but cold in the winter, make sure to prepare cold weather gears such as gloves, wind proof jacket and down jacket for warmth.
Note : Travel and trekking insurance is not included in the tour. Outdoors Korea will not accept responsibility if the participant has health issues or disabilities which were not disclosed at the time of booking. Outdoors Korea also has the right to reject bookings if a participant is found to be unfit to trek .
If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 7 and 14 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 6 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Travel period : 1~3 days tour
Elevation : 1,614m
Walking Distance : 9~27Km
Hiking Duration : 4~14Hours
** Tour course can be chosen by Hikers, There are various different Courses **
Tour Cost for 1 day Tour
For 1 person: 400USD
For 2 person: 450USD($225 Each)
For 3 person: 510USD($170 Each)
For 4 person: 560USD($140 Each)
For 5 or more: US$ 120 Each
Tour Cost for 2 days Tour
For 1 person: 800USD
For 2 person: 1,000USD($500 Each)
For 3 person: 1,110USD($370 Each)
For 4 person: 1,200USD($300 Each)
For 5 or more: US$ 260 Each
Tour Cost for 3 days Tour
For 1 person: 1,300USD
For 2 person: 1,800USD($900 Each)
For 3 person: 2,100USD($700 Each)
For 4 person: 2,400USD($600 Each)
For 5 or more: US$ 500 Each
Approximate tour schedule
One day Tour
Cable Car - Hyangjeokbong Peak - Muju-gucheondong Valley
1st day - Customized local tour or Ski
Accommodate in Muju
2nd day - Hiking in Deogyusan
1st day - Hiking to South-Deogyusan
Accommodate in Satgatjae Shelter
2nd day - Hiking to Hyangjeokbong
Accommodate in Muju
3rd day - Customized local tour or Ski
Lunch(Lunch Box on a Mountain)
Teaching ski(when join ski tour)
Fluent English-speaking Mountain expert
Personal Food and Water
Ski Equipment and Lift ticket
Breakfast and Dinner
Confirmation will be sent after booking
Minimum age is 12 years
Please Wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes
Prepare Wet and Warm Gears
Must have head lantern and Crampon(From Dec to Mar)
Departure point :
Depart from Customer's Hotel
(Seoul and Near Seoul)
Return details :
Return to Customer's Hotel
(Seoul and Near Seoul)
Departure time :
8AM to 9AM
(Depend on Customer's Hotel location)
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