(cancelled) Chuseok Holiday Excursion: Inner Seorak & South Seorak Mountain

Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, September 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
Destination(s): 
Seoraksan
Cost: 
258,000 for members and 298,000W for non-members
Tour Leader: 
Sue J. Bae

Spend Chuseok in the countryside with the RAS, enjoying the fantastic, unspoiled natural scenery of Inner and South Sorak Mountain. Most tourists visiting Seoraksan National Park go only to the more frequently visited sights of Outer Sorak, and are unaware of the beautiful and remote Inner Sorak range. Inner Sorak is wilder, more natural, and little touched by man-- truly an undiscovered natural paradise.

We will leave Seoul on Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m., arriving at the entrance of Inner Sorak in time for an afternoon hike to Baekdamsa (100 Pools Temple). Baekdamsa is the principle temple of this area, and was moved to the present location in the late seventh century. In the past this temple was accessible only by hiking, but now roads have been built to the temple—largely because of former President Chun Doo-hwan's exile here. Today we will drive part of the way, but in order to take full advantage of the fantastic scenery, we will hike through a long stretch of this lush valley, the home of amazing rock formations, streams and photo-worthy views. Total roundtrip hiking time will be about four hours, but it is a relatively easy hike, as the path is well-maintained.

After finishing our hike, we will continue on by bus (about one hour) to the Osaek Valley. The main attraction here is the Osaek Mineral Spring, which has attracted visitors with its cool clean water for the past 1,500 years. Here we will have a Korean dinner and settle into our Motel for the night.

Friday morning we will have some time to explore the outstanding mountain scenery and springs in this area, known as South Sorak Mountain. We will take a hike (about two hours round trip) to Yongso Waterfall situated in Southern Sorak, enjoying the mountain air and scenery along the way. After lunch we will begin our trip back to Seoul.

Cost of the excursion is W258,000 for members and W298,000 for non-members. Price includes all transportation, accommodation (two per room), three meals and all entrance fees. Please pack very casual clothes, and take along comfortable walking shoes. We will depart at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday from the Yongsan Post Office (Subway, Line number 4, blue line, Sinyongsan Station #429, exit #1) and return is scheduled for Friday at 8:00 p.m.

You may bring your own lunch for Thursday or buy it at a rest stop along the way. You should bring a towel and a pair of gloves, which will be useful for hiking.
 

To register, click here OR send the following information to royalasiatickorea@gmail.com.

PLEASE RESERVE SPACE ON THE INNER/SOUTH SORAK EXCURSION, Thursday - Friday, SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2016, FOR THE FOLLOWING:

NAME:_________________________________ MEMBER:________ NON-MEMBER________

NAME:_________________________________ MEMBER:________ NON-MEMBER________

PHONE No.: (HOME)___________________ (OFFICE).______________ (C.P)_____________

Please make a payment to the following account: Shinhan Bank: Account #100-026-383501 (RAS-KB)

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