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First Designated & Largest National Park in Korea

Cheonwangbong Summit Course

Photo by Chance Kim

Jirisan National Park

Cheonwangbong Course to go Summit


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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.



  • Can enjoy the highest scenery of the Jirisan

  • Shortest trekking course to go Mt.Jiri Peak Cheonwangbong(1,905m)

  • Autumn foliage from mid-October to early November

  • Royal azalea blossoms from the end of May to the beginning of June

  • From December to early March, you can feel the beauty of snow flower and the pleasure of walking on the snow


What You Can Expect

   A typical course where you can climb up to a short distance aiming at Chunwangbong Peak. Jirisan National Park representative Hiking course where you can enjoy the highest scenery of the Mt. Jiri.

  Jirisan Baekmu-dong, Jungsan-ri course is especially suitable for viewing autumn leaves from mid-October to early November. It is recommended as a perfect spot for viewing autumn leaves along with Jirisan. In addition, Royal azalea blooms every year from the end of May to the beginning of June, so it is advisable to visit during this period.

  It is the fastest and shortest course to climb to the summit, but it is quite tough. so It,s a course that can finish safely by adjusting speed and power as well.

  You will forget about the difficulty because of the spectacular view under your feet while you are hiking.


I dare to tell as a professional mountaineering expert. Jirisan is the representative mountain in Korea and this course representative hiking course.

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 : 1,905m

Walking Distance : 13Km

Hiking Duration : 8~10 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 (comfortable trip) 

       - Visit Jeonju City(Hanok village)

       - Visit Namwon City(Gwanghanru)

         Accommodate in Baekmudong

  2nd day - Cheonwangbong Hiking 


  1st day - Hiking to Nogodan(1,507m)

       Accommodate in Baekmudong

  2nd day - Hiking to Cheonwangbong


  1st day- Hiking to Jangteomok shelter

  2nd day - Hiking to Cheonwangbong


  • 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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