Autumn does not last long in Korea; most of you have probably noticed the drop in temperature this week. This means it’s time to wrap up and climb a mountain while you still can leave your cozy apartment (I see some of you shaking your heads in disagreement already). There are not as many some beautiful golden leaves on the trees anymore, but a hike is still worthwhile.  With the crisp fresh air in your lungs, you won’t regret it.

Seoraksan is the third highest mountain in Korea, after Hallasan on Jeju and Jirisan in the South.  There are plenty of routes to take, some for the adventurous, and some for the less adventurous. Go and take some photos, eat some pajeon and celebrate with a makgeolli at the top.

Look we do know it’s cold, really we do. It’s really pretty there, though.

Below is a photo diary from the Bawi rock route for you to have a sneak peek of what to expect.

Seoraksan is easily accessible by taking a bus to Sokcho from any large bus terminal.