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Beautiful Mountain National Park in Southeast of Korea with Historic Buddhist Temple

Photo by Chance Kim

Gayasan National Park

No1. Sangwangbong Peak Course

No2. Namsanjeilbong Peak Course


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Located in the deep inlands of southeastern Korea, Gayasan was designated as the 9th national park in Korea in 1972. Gayasan was well-known as one of the 10 most beautiful spots in the East Sea area and as one of the eight scenic wonders of the Joseon dynasty. 
The total area of the park is 77㎢ and it borders hapcheon-gun and Geochang-gun of Gyeongsangnam-do, and Seongju-gun of Gyeongsangbuk-do. 
Some call the highest peak of the mountain Sangwangbong(1,430m). Another name of the peak is called Woodoobong because its shape looks like a cow’s head. Gayasan has a mountain area composed of anorthosite and a valley area (Hongnyudong and Baegundong valleys) mainly made up of granite. 
As the sacred site of Buddhism, Gayasan has many historical and beautiful spots such as Haeinsa(Temple), Palmandaejanggyeong(Tripitaka Koreana, Buddhist Scriptures), and the Hongyudong valley. Known as a mountain of wisdom and morality, the mountain has attracted many visitors.

Gayasan has 590 plant speies, 22 mammal species, 61 bird species, 11 amphibian species, 5 reptile species, and 423 insect species,. It also has 18 Korean native species and 10 endangered species designate by the ministry of Environment such as the Solnari (Lilium cernum), the Chickweed wintergreen, and the Woodland peony.



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What You Can Expect

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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  . 

Cancellation Policy

  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 : 2 days tour

Elevation : 1,433m

Walking Distance : 8~9Km

Hiking Duration :  6~7 Hours


​Tour Cost

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

Approximate tour schedule 

1st day - Customized local tour 

      or Namsanjeil-bong Hiking(3hours)

Accommodate in Nearby Gayasan

2nd day - Gayasan Hiking

              Can Chose Courses


  • Entrance Fees

  • Lunch(Lunch Box on a Mountain)

  • Accommodation

  • Vehicle Service

  • Fluent English-speaking Mountain expert



  • Personal Food and Water

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • Gratuities (recommended)


Additional info

  • 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)

Ask us anything you want to know

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