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First Designated & Largest National Park in Korea

Nogodan & Banyabong Course to Go West Peak

Photo by Chance Kim

Jirisan National Park

Nogodan & Banyabong peak for Intermediate and above


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Designated as the first national park in 1967, jirisan spreads across1 city and 4 counties in three-provinces – Hadong, Hamyang, Sancheong of Gyeongnam province, Gurye of jeonnam province, and Namwon of jeonbuk , The total area of jirisan National park is 471.758㎢, which makes it the largest mountainous national park in Korea. The name of Jirisan means “the mountain of the odd and wise people.” Perhaps due to this name, many hermits sought for truth, and devoted themselves at jirisan. Since the ancient times, together with Geumgangsan and hallasan, Jirisan has been known as one of the three legendary mountains in Korea, and a hallowed ground of the nation’s faith. The circumference of jirisan is over 320km, and numerous peaks are spread out like a folding screen in the center of Cheonwangbong(1,915m), Banyabong(1,732m), and nogodan(1,507m) peaks. Many valleys are situated over 20 ridges. Jirisan is the cause for the cultural differences and varieties between regions to its east and west. it is not easy to express the attraction of Jirisan with words because it is more than just being big, deep, and wide.

With 4,989 flora and fauna inhabiting it’s grounds. Jirisan is a treasure chest of nature. Various vegetation from warm-temperate forests and temperate central forests to cold forests populate jirisan. Natural treasures such as the Higan cherry tree at Hwaeomsa(Temple) and the Waun Cheonyeongsong(Millennium Pine Tree) are in Jirisan. Which is also native to Hares, Roes, Elks, Wildcats, and other mammals in its hills.



  • The easiest course to enjoy Jirisan from the Seongsamjae(1,070m) rest area

  • Can enjoy A unique view of the High altitude landscape in all different four seasons

  • A wide and flat trail, Young and old to use the course comfortably

  • Depending on the customer's choice, Can visit Jeonju City(Hanok village) and Namwon City(Gwanghanru) which is old Traditional town


What You Can Expect

After starting from Sungsamjae(1,070m) Rest Area, it takes a round trip to Mt. Nogodan(1,507m) and Banyabong(1,732m)

A wide and flat trail that crosses dirt, sand and gravel, making it easy for anyone, both young and old, to use it comfortably.

A section where you can experience the beauty and importance of nature through natural scenery and changes in vegetation.

The course from Sungjamjae to Nogodan Pass is a great way to enjoy the various vegetation and beautiful scenery of the high mountains, which is difficult to see in the plain. Azaleas and Royal azaleas in spring, Various type of wildflowers such as zucchini trees and gazeboin in summer and Autumn leaves winter snow flowers add to the taste of Mt.

In addition, All the peak of this mountains such as Chailbong, Manbokdae, Banjabong, Nogodan, and other numerous unnamed peaks, make you feel the greatness of Jirisan.


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 : Nogodan 1,507m

                   Banyabong 1,732m

Walking Distance : 16~20Km

Hiking Duration : 7~8Hours


​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 (comfortable trip) 

   - Visit Jeonju City(Hanok village)

   - Visit Namwon City(Gwanghanru)

   Accommodate in Namwon City

   2nd day - Banyabong Peak Hiking 


   1st day - Baemsagol Valley Trekking

   Accommodate in Namwon City

   2nd day - Banyabong Peak Hiking


   1st day - Hwaeomsa Temple to

                  Nogodan shelter

   2nd day - Banyabong Peak to

                   Baemsagol Valley Trekking


  • 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

  • Wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. Prepare Wet and Warm Gears 

  • Must have head lantern and Crampon in Winter Season(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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