This was my second time (3rd March 2013) checking out Mount Seorak with my guests from Singapore; Rina and RedOne for a 2D1N excursion.
My first time to view autumn foliage at Mount Seorak (in November 2013) for a day trip failed miserably you can read it here so not to repeat my unsuccessful attempt.
We have booked The House Hostel which is about 15 minutes leisure walk from Sokcho bus terminal. Cozy and nice.
Tip: If you plan to do serious hiking; make sure you come fully prepared. We came wearing jeans, shirt and sneakers and by the time we reached a steep area we hesitated and blew up our chances to enjoy more amazing sights. *sigh…*
Anyway, let’s start our journey…
I took a taxi to Hoehyeon station (line 4) to meet my guests at 5.00am. Then we took the earliest train from Hoehyeon station to Gangbyeon station (line 2) for the Dong Seoul Bus terminal.
As we arrived quite early, we grabbed some coffee for breakfast at Toms & Toms and maybe I lost my mind somewhere that I forgot that I had ordered Tomaccino…kinda like frappuccino on a freezing day…well…crazy me. I know..hehe
We took the 7.30am bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Sokcho Bus Terminal and surprisingly we reached Sokcho in less than 3 hours!
and another nice surprise, the restaurant visited by 2D1N’s reality program was just right in front of the jetty!
Then off to the Mount Seorak!
Try the Biseondae Course of Mount Seorak. You won’t regret it.
I won’t tell much this time except the freaking cold weather and the awesomeness of the mountain. Anyway, the most important part should be the budget.
This is per pax budget
Subway ride from Hoehyeon to Gangbyeon – 1,150 won x 2 = 2,300won (by T-Money)
Tomaccino for breakfast – 4,800 won
Bus to Sokcho (return) ~ 17,000 won x 2 = 34,000 won
Lunch – 13,000 won per pax
Taxi to Mount Seorak (Return) ~ 30,000 won / 3 pax ~ 10,000 won per pax
Mount Seorak entrance fee – 2,500 won
Cable car ride – 9,000 won
Coffee at the cable car station – 4,000 won
The House guesthouse = 35,000 won (low season price)
Dinner – 33,000 / 3 pax = 11,000 won
Coffee @ Caffe Bene’ = 4,200 won
Total is roughly at about 130,000 won.