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We started activities 2008 and have been organising more than thousands of events and hundred thousands of people getting together in happiness on weekend and holidays.

We are aiming for doable, practicable,creative eco-nature tour to get healed,grateful life.

We spend our money for trip to local people to help their community.

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SeoulHikingGroup is authorised tourism company for both foreigners and koreans by Korea Government and Korea Toursim Organisation to in and out of Korea.

We will keep our passion for community to connect to nature and make happy and grateful life!Thanks

SeoulHikingGroup (Warren Kim) 서울하이킹그룹

Business Registration Number : 306-07-90748

Address : #325,3rd Floor, 48 Jandariro,Mapo-gu,Seoul

Insurance : Fully insured by either Seoul Guarantee Insurance Company Appointed by Korean government) and Korea Tourism Organization.

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We have more than 10,000 members from facebook and get RSVP at the same time for each event!

We are all travellers in this same space and time of our lives~!

We are a group of same minded people to enjoy weekend in nature with amazing people!

♣ Nature heals you~! Be intuitive,Be simple,happy,strong, open mind to nature!

Life is not a matter to avoid the rainy day but how to enjoy the rain and the rainy day!

Lets spend at least a day in nature on the weekends~!

♣ Nature is 휴식relax,명상meditation,치유healing,회복recovery

Away from hundreds of thousands traffic,advertisement,people,too much little and small things

♣ [Always 2 types of Hike]. One is hiking as long as you want and the other is hiking as leisurely as you want and want to be social.

♣ Hiking is much safer than staying home and the possibility of kicking doors or the legs of sofa and get hurt yourself! since 2008,we don't any any serious incidents other than some people were talking too much while hiking and hit his head on the rock but was okay.

♣ Meet new people & make friends~!

♣ New comers are more than welcome, definitely! for novices, beginners, moderate, and advanced hikers.Please, don't hesitate because you're alone. Most of us come alone and all get along together.It is a social club made up of various kinds of people. You will be shockingly happier than ever in Korea~! Feel free to join us and spread the word!

♣ In the mountains, the mother of nature, we walk along the trails in all seasons with trees, big, small, or dead, with flowers, leaves, or fallen leaves and red coloring of leaves. See and feel the grass, stones, rocks, soil, wind, warm breezes, cold wind, sunshine, snow, clouds, water, moss, vine, insects, squirrels, birds, cityscape or country sceneries, valleys and streams. Walk over and through ridges and peaks. See the stunning sunrises or serene sunsets, moonlights, fog,mist, or even rain. There’s nothing like enjoying the essence of Mother Nature and having a great time!

♣ English teachers,Engineers,Exchange Students,Salary men,Professors,self-employed,Travellers, Artists,employed soldiers from diverse countries. We are all travelers love nature and group of people

♣ LET'S SHARE the experience of hiking with pictures

please,create an album of the trip you joined and put name of tags as : Seoul Hiking Group

♣FACEBOOK Since 2008 hiking events on every other weekend

♣ Open Horizons to Korea, Explore the Real Korea, & Hike in Nature~!

[every season trips and hikes]

♣ Wonderful Jeju do island,camping,biking,hiking the highest Mt.Hallasan

♣ No1 National Park Mt.Jirisan

♣ Most well-known to foreigners, majestic Mt.Seoraksan

♣ Roofless museum Ganghwado island hiking,biking trip

♣ Beautiful Muuido island camping,hiking,seacoast trekking

♣ Island biking and hiking trips to Sinsimodo island

[Spring trips and hikes]

♣ Amazing and wonderful spring roadtrip to Jirisan and Yeosu city of 2012 world EXPO

♣ the longest cherry blossom festival spring trip in Jinhae Naval Port

♣ The 1000 years ago capital city,entire World UNESCO heritage Gyeongju city spring trip

♣ The sea-parting festival in Jindo island trip and Arirang performance

[Summer trips and hikes]

♣ Rafting at the most untouched Donggang river in Gangwondo and river trekking

♣ the best Mud festival even world famous staying just right in front of main area

♣ Wolaksan National Park camping, bunjee-jumping at Chungju lake

[Fall trips and hikes]

♣ Explore Jeongseon city of Arirang performance and hike untouched forest

♣ The international Mask dance festival at Hahoe village of UNESCO world heritage

♣ Explore 2nd largest city Busan when it's Int. film festival.

[Winter trips and hikes]

♣ Skiing/Snowboarding trip

♣ Winter hike at the most sacred Mt.Taebaeksan and snow festival

♣ Mountain Trout Ice fishing festival at Hwacheon

and more travels and hiking trips by requests!

Thank you for joining group and making a blast!

♣ Expand horizons to Korea,,Explore Real Korea,hike in nature!
♣ Love nature Let's spend at least a day with nature in weekend!
♣ Meeting new people,making friends!
♣NATURE and CULTURE comes together with SEOUL HIKING GROUP!

Upcoming events (5)

SEOUL NIGHT HIKE ,Namsan Seoul tower, Folk Village,Historical Sites with Local

👉 follow social distance manner of Covid19 : 2 meter distance at outdoor, wearing mask , stay home if not feeling good. Maximum group of 4 can join

👉 The Seoul Hiking Group Night Hike is NUMBER ONE on the Korea bucket list, the best experience in the world!
👉 Only one night hike every week in Seoul since year 2008!
DETAILS ARE BELOW
MEETING SPOT,HOW TO JOIN,etc
One step at a time. Step by step everyone can make it to the top!
It cold in town, but it would be sweating in 20 minutes after we start to hike.
Peaceful night hiking, mindful walking
Walk as if you kiss the earth with your foot,
Wind tells you the meaning of life!
Be in the moment!

🌍 if you have not hiked before in Seoul and those who have
- fear of cold,height,walking,night
Strongly recommanded as you will have a chance to overcome and enjoy the moment of life!

🌍 If you have too much things
going on your work and need
- to get rid of stress
- to overcome the emotional ups and downs, anger,fear etc
- to see some stunning view
- to get healing experience
- to forget too much obsession or trauma from media
This hiking is seriously will make you relieved and make you be in a moment of being happiness!

HI~! all
We hike the Namsan,the icon of seoul! will stop by to the best view points around Namsan!
We will enjoy stunning night view to Seoul while we drop by Namsan Hanok village, Seoul Tower, Seoul Fortress. We will take the road where it commands best views with different perspectives! You will feel achievement of hiking up the Namsan without cable car which you have to wait in a line!

We start from subway station, walk through Namsan Folk Village!
There are korean traditional banquet hall with pond and traditional houses. And there are hill which the Timecapsule built which have symbolic stuff to be opened 600 years later.
Then we head to Namsan, pass by the building of former korean CIA connnected through the sound tunnel. We will walk along the sounds of river to the 1st view point.

Then we hike up to the top of Namsan for 20 minutes for the 2nd view point with old Seoul Fortress , and the last to see the uncountable locks of love ,then walk down to Myeongdong street food area or the same spot depending on time!

See you then!

✅ meet at: 7PM, Chungmuro (충무로)station,blue line(line4) Orange line(line3) crossing,exit4, to say hello,buy water,etc be there 10 minutes early.
♣ Finishes around 9~930PM depending on pace at nearest station, Chungmuro or 1~2 stops nearby.

Total walking distance would be 4~6km/ 1Hour 40 minutes ~ 2H20minutes. It depends on weather and condition, we decide trails on the day

♣ We don't use the cable car, we walk up 20 minutes to the peak.
We don't take the elevator on the tower(optional)

♣ Please prepare comfortable shoes, extra layer of clothes to wear at the peak
When you go to work ,take a sack with shoes and cloths to change.
as soon as you finish work, you can come to subway station and change clothes to join the event!

♣ Instruction will be provided
how to pace, breath, step
Hiking is not just a muscle but more about rhythem and balance.

👉 ♣ No chance of cancelation due to weather even rain or snow. Seriously!
As we are grateful of weather and great way to enjoy it as it is!
If it's too heavy rain, we can 1. fine a place to void rain or 2. hike along anyway with umbrellas 3.urban hike to find best local restaurant to have some meal with drinks!

👉 ♣ HOW TO JOIN
- RSVP YES on the event,
- just show up at the meeting spot with cash 10K won on hands! Thank you!
Bank transfer,Kookmin,[masked],김승일
Paypal.me/seoulhikingnature/10USD

1) If you want to bring a friend, please let him/her JOIN AND READ this event page and RSVP.So not to make them strangers on this event!
2) Fee[masked]K)won for anyone IN CASH on the day

Thursday Peaceful Meditative Night Hiking In Ansan 야간산행, 안산

Ewha Womans Univ. Station Exit 1

👉 follow social distance manner of Covid19 : 2 meter distance at outdoor, wearing mask , stay home if not feeling good.

👉 The Seoul Hiking Group Night Hike is NUMBER ONE on the Korea bucket list, the best experience in the world!
👉 Only one night hike every week in Seoul since year 2008!
DETAILS ARE BELOW
MEETING SPOT,HOW TO JOIN,etc
One step at a time. Step by step everyone can make it to the top!
It cold in town, but it would be sweating in 20 minutes after we start to hike.
Peaceful night hiking, mindful walking
Walk as if you kiss the earth with your foot,
Wind tells you the meaning of life!
Be in the moment!

🌍 if you have not hiked before in Seoul and those who have
- fear of cold,height,walking,night
Strongly recommanded as you will have a chance to overcome and enjoy the moment of life!

🌍 If you have too much things
going on your work and need
- to get rid of stress
- to overcome the emotional ups and downs, anger,fear etc
- to see some stunning view
- to get healing experience
- to forget too much obsession or trauma from media
This hiking is seriously will make you relieved and make you be in a moment of being happiness!

Hi~! all!

In seoul, coolest hike you can do is night hike in Ansan, Seoul~!( not the name of city Ansan)
We will have time to hike An-San(안산) and it will be meditative healing hike!
We walk through the Ewha University where we can find big tree to hug , we can find best view point to be surrounded with the combinations of classical old buildings with modern architectures

We pass through the univ from the main gate to rear gate to close to mountain.
We will walk quiet road to the temple which has old Hanok neighborhoods where monks live in.

Then, the giant temple with 500 year old trees, ponds, springs where we can get spring water, and hear the sounds of monk chanting or the bells making sounds by the wind.

We walk through the temple to the hiking trails which is mostly soft soils and we walk through the forest that we can be surrounded by trees and can try to walk on bare feet. There are outdoor gyms,we can try stretching and hanging on the bars.

After walking mindfully through the forest, we can sit for short to enjoy the silence and the shapes of trees peacefully! We sometimes try to have a stretching and breathing sesssion.

We sometimes try no-talk meditation walking time!

Then, we find a path to lead us to the peak as we can command great view of cities.

The trails are mostly soil and steps and need to hike up vigorously enough us to warm and sweat.

Finally , on top , there is a smoke signal chimney and has a view to Namsan,
Seoul Fortress, Seoul station, Han river , Bukhansan national park.

On the top, some parts are steep rocks that we can enjoy some walking on the rocks with the help of ropes and poles. It's always with fresh air blowing on the top to cool off the body and makes us to feel some achievement!

We are heading down to Yonsei Univ and finish at Sinchon subway station.line2. however, sometimes the ending can be vary with the circumstances to nearby starting point for better experience.

Hope see you the
Spread the word~
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✅♣ Leave at 7PM : Exit 1,Ehwa Women's University Station (이대) Line 2,green line. Please come a bit early to say hello~
meeting point https://g.co/kgs/WGG5Z5

♣ Finishes at 9~930PM depending on pace.

♣ Please prepare comfortable shoes, extra layer of clothes to wear at the peak
When you go to work ,take a sack with shoes and cloths to change.
as soon as you finish work, you can come to subway station and change clothes to join the event!

♣ Instruction will be provided
how to pace, breath, step
Hiking is not just a muscle but more about rhythem and balance.

👉 ♣ No chance of cancelation due to weather even rain or snow. Seriously!
As we are grateful of weather and great way to enjoy it as it is!
If it's too heavy rain, we can 1. fine a place to void rain or 2. hike along anyway with umbrellas 3.urban hike to find best local restaurant to have some meal with drinks!

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👉 ♣ HOW TO JOIN
- RSVP YES on the event,
- just show up at the meeting spot with cash 10K won on hands! Thank you!
Bank transfer,Kookmin,[masked],김승일
Paypal.me/seoulhikingnature/10USD

1) If you want to bring a friend, please let him/her JOIN AND READ this event page and RSVP.So not to make them strangers on this event!
친구를 데려올때는 친구도 똑같이 가입하고 RSVP 예스 후에 올 수 있습니다.
2) Fee[masked]K)won for anyone IN CASH on the day

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🌍 HOW TO ENJOY MORE
NIGHT HIKING EVENT
[♣ Small Events ]
♣ Book Exchange : books about nature,bring your book just finished or all time favorite and exchange at least I will bring one, so please bring yours! 책을 나누기

♣ Poem Reading : pick up a poem from book for this beautiful fall season and read out together 시를 읽기

[♣ More EXERCISE]
If you want to get more exercise from walking, you can wear WEIGHTS on your ANKLE, WRISTS, or BACK. It is a good idea to wear around 0.5kg ~ 1kg in the beginning and work your way up. You

can also bring a BACKPACK and use it as a BACK WEIGHT. Load it up with heavy books, a laptop, a tripod or walking snacks for everyone~!

[♣ OUTDOOR GYMS]

Most of the places we go hiking have wonderful outdoor gyms. We can try PULL-UPs, PUSH-UPs,SIT-UPs, etc.Let's do it!

[♣ Taking good pictures at night]
- if you are interested in taking some good pictures and especially night shots, it will be a good chance!
- You would better bring a SLR camera to adjust the shutter speed and aperture.
So you can find proper setting. You don't have be a professional but need some passion for this!
- bring a tripod for stability.you can take adventage of some obstacles instead
- As we will find a best place and will be taking break,you can enjoy taking pictures of view and some objects you want to take constantly

Seoraksan National Park & Beach

Cheongnyangni (University of Seoul)

👉 follow social distance manner of Covid19 : 2 meter distance at outdoor, wearing mask , stay home if not feeling good. Maximum group of 4 can join

Hi~
This event is to go hiking to Seoraksan National Park with friends and family of any level of hiking experience for a day!
There are trails along the stream to waterfall, interesting rock formation, temples, and especially gondola available to climb one of peaks to command view without hiking.
There is a trail to Ulsanbawui Peak(950meters high, 808 steps of stairs), 1 Hour 30 minutes up the peak definitely worth of challenge!
check the more diverse information click below~

Do not hesitate to RSVP yes and wire fund to hold spots~
Thank you

👉 Meeting at : Cheongryangri station, 715AM, get there on time and say hello~ and make it sure to get snacks for lunch while hiking,water, take train for 40 minutes(Mugunghwa line)
8:18AM Yongmun station, then move to hiking trail by car for 2 Hour
10:00AM Ticketing gate, start to hike on your own choice of trail
4PM finish, move to beach to glimp of beach, find a restaurant
6PM Express bus terminal, get a bus ticket for you
8PM Seoul ,bye bye

👉 FUND : 45,000won includes transportation
- train ticket from Cheonrayngri to Yongmun(to void the traffic leaving Seoul in the morning, 40min to Yongmun by train)
- logistics from Yongmun to Park entrance
- logistics from Seoraksan to beach, beach to Express bus terminal
- entrance fee to Seoraksan

👉 wire fund and then email to [masked] with the title of this trip, your name, time you wired Bank name: Kookmin Bank Bank number:[masked], 김승일 (Seoul Hiking)
* [55,000won] if anyone bring cash and join on the day
Itinerary can be flexible by request.

Thank you
Warren,Britta & Kim's Family

SEOUL NIGHT HIKE Stunning Inwangsan Night Hike!인왕산 야간 산행

Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 1

👉 follow social distance manner of Covid19 : 2 meter distance at outdoor, wearing mask , stay home if not feeling good. Maximum group of 4 can join

👉 The Seoul Hiking Group Night Hike is NUMBER ONE on the Korea bucket list, the best experience in the world!
👉 Only one night hike every week in Seoul since year 2008!
DETAILS ARE BELOW
MEETING SPOT,HOW TO JOIN,etc
One step at a time. Step by step everyone can make it to the top!
It cold in town, but it would be sweating in 20 minutes after we start to hike.
Peaceful night hiking, mindful walking
Walk as if you kiss the earth with your foot,
Wind tells you the meaning of life!
Be in the moment!

🌍 if you have not hiked before in Seoul and those who have
- fear of cold,height,walking,night
Strongly recommanded as you will have a chance to overcome and enjoy the moment of life!

🌍 If you have too much things
going on your work and need
- to get rid of stress
- to overcome the emotional ups and downs, anger,fear etc
- to see some stunning view
- to get healing experience
- to forget too much obsession or trauma from media
This hiking is seriously will make you relieved and make you be in a moment of being happiness!

Hi~! all!
We will be hiking Inwangsan(인왕산)!

Inwangsan is a mountain with a height of 338 meters, located in Jongno-gu and Hongje-dong, Seodaemun-gu, central areas of Seoul, South Korea and commands great views to Jongro,Myeongdong, Bukhansan National Park and Blue House!

The name literally means "mountain of generous king" in Korean. Each rock is named after its characteristic form, such as gicha bawi (기차바위, train rock), chima bawi (치마바위 skirt rock), iseul bawi (이슬바위 dew rock), moja bawi (모자바위 hat rock), and jiryungii bawi (지렁이바위 worm rock).[2]

Inwangsan is famous for its view, so many painters depicted the mountain in their works such as Jeong Seon's Inwang jesaekdo. The Fortress Wall of Seoul surrounds the mountain in which Inwangsa temple and Guksadang shrine are located as well.

Come and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and stunning view with crisp refreshing air!

Spread the word~

✅♣ meeting at 7PM : Gyeongbokgung(경복궁역) Station exit 1 ,Please come a bit early to say hello~
GOOGLE https://goo.gl/maps/JDRhYZgBke1dMmAk8

♣ Finishes at 9~930PM same place or close place to come by bus in couple of bus-stop distance.subway runs around midnight. If anyone want to check out the best makgeolri(korean rice wine) made by mountain man!, we can show you there to have best pajeon(herb pancake) and makgeolri!

♣ Please prepare comfortable shoes, extra layer of clothes to wear on top to enjoy view!

When you go to work ,take a sack with shoes and cloths to change.

as soon as you finish work, join the hiking! :)

♣ Instruction will be provided

how to pace
how to hike
how to enjoy hiking
how to be good at night photography for anyone needs

We don't use flashlight to hike, we just get used to the city light reflected by cloud and it's bright enough to walk.

👉 ♣ No chance of cancelation due to weather even rain or snow. Seriously!
As we are grateful of weather and great way to enjoy it as it is!
If it's too heavy rain, we can 1. fine a place to void rain or 2. hike along anyway with umbrellas 3.urban hike to find best local restaurant to have some meal with drinks!

-----------------------
👉 ♣ HOW TO JOIN
- RSVP YES on the event,
- just show up at the meeting spot with cash 10K won on hands! Thank you!
Bank transfer,Kookmin,[masked],김승일
Paypal.me/seoulhikingnature/10USD

1) If you want to bring a friend, please let him/her JOIN AND READ this event page and RSVP.So not to make them strangers on this event!
친구를 데려올때는 친구도 똑같이 가입하고 RSVP 예스 후에 올 수 있습니다.
2) Fee[masked]K)won for anyone IN CASH on the day

🌍 HOW TO ENJOY MORE
NIGHT HIKING EVENT
♣ Dinner at Local restaurant : taste the real local food, not commercialised , after hiking!

♣ Book Exchange : books about nature,bring your book just finished or all time favorite and exchange at least I will bring one, so please bring yours!

♣ Poem Reading : pick up a poem from book for this beautiful fall season and read out together

[♣ More EXERCISE]
If you want to get more exercise from walking, you can wear WEIGHTS on your ANKLE, WRISTS, or BACK. It is a good idea to wear around 0.5kg in the beginning and work your way up. You

can also bring a BACK PACK and use it as a BACK WEIGHT. Load it up with heavy books, a laptop, a tripod or walking snacks for everyone~!

[♣ OUTDOOR GYMS]

Most of the places we go hiking have wonderful outdoor gyms. We can try PULL-UPs, PUSH-UPs,SIT-UPs, etc.Let's do it!

[♣ Taking good pictures at night]

- if you are interested in taking some good pictures and especially night shots, it will be a good chance!

- You would better bring a SLR camera to adjust the shutter speed and aperture.

So you can find proper setting. You don't have be a professional but need some passion for this!

- bring a tripod for stability.you can take adventage of some obstacles instead

- As we will find a best place and will be taking break,you can enjoy taking pictures of view and some objects you want to take constantly

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