One of the main reason why we choose this long summer holiday on the Mystical Island of Jeju is because of the UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the numerous beautiful scenery and Natural Monuments all over the island.
Mt. Halla is said to be the highest peak in South Korea. It is located in the center of Jeju-do (제주도) and is also the island’s most memorable landmarks.
Designated as a national park in 1970, Hallasan National Park (한라산국립공원) is known for its geological value. There are more than 368 parasitic volcanoes also known as Oreums (peaks) around the main mountain.
For those who love nature and hiking, Mt. Halla is pretty easy to hike. There are various hiking courses to suits the needs of the different type of hikers. In preparation of the climb, it is essential that the hikers are well equipped for the constant changing weather.
We did not do any hiking as we were not prepared and Mt. Halla was not originally in our itinerary. Therefore, our visit starts from the Visitor Center where we learn more about this beautiful UNESCO Heritage Site, Hallasan National Park (한라산국립공원).
Then our lovely host cum guide, drove us up to the next spot to enjoy the cool air and beautiful scenery of Mt. Halla.
More information of Hallasan National Park (한라산국립공원)
Eorimok Office: +82-64-713-9950
Seongpanak Office: +82-64-725-9950
Yeongsil Office: +82-64-747-9950
Gwaneumsa Office: +82-64-756-9950
N/A (Open all year round)
– Seongpanak Trail:
Seongpanak → Dongneung Peak
9.6 km / 4 hrs 30 mins each way
– Eorimok Trail:
Eorimok → Nambyeok Bungijeom
6.8 km / 3 hrs each way
– Eoseungsaengak Trail:
Eorimok → Eoseungsangak Peak
1.3 km / 30 min each way
– Yeongsil Trail:
Yeongsil – Nambyeok Bungijeom
5.8 km / 2 hrs 30 mins each way
– Gwaneumsa Trail:
Gwaneumsa Temple – Dongneung Peak
8.7 km / 5 hrs each way
Mountain Not Access Period
Hiking hours subject to change according to season and park rangers’ discretion.
For detailed information, please visit the official website.
Cars 1,800 won / Buses 3,000 won (11-15 passenger buses), 3,700 won (16 and more passenger buses) / Two-wheeled vehicles 500 won / Compact cars 1,000 won
Campsite (Gwaneumsa Temple area), hiking trails, mountain shelters, visitor center (entrance of Eorimok Trail), restrooms
Facility Utilization Fees
Small (for 3 people or fewer): 3,000 won
Medium (for 4-9 people): 4,500 won
Large (for 10 people or more): 6,000 won
Adults 600 won / Youth 400 won/ Children 300 won
Facilities for the Handicapped
Designated restrooms and parking spaces
This ends our memorable Day 8 of our South Korea Summer Vacation of 2016. Stay tune for our Day 9 adventure coming up next!