If going further way from already the unbeaten path of North Korea is your thing, this is the tour for you. We can arrange your visit to North Korea’s largest and most rural part of the country. Thus also being North Korea’s poorest province as well – North Hamgyong. Less than 50 westerners visit this part of North Korea making your visit more unique to the locals.
Beginning with your journey into the odd Chinese border town city of Tumen. You’ll then have the opportunity to walk from China over the Tumen River into North Korea on an old Soviet-built bridge. Your first stop will be to the rarely seen Wangjaesan Grand Monument, which we at YPT consider vastly underrated. You’ll then head to Hoeryong, the border town city of North Korea where Kim Jong Il’s mother was born. Famous for agriculture. You’ll then have the opportunity to explore Chongjin – North Korea’s third-largest city. This heavy industrial city was hit infamously hard by the famine in the ’90s that is finally beginning to show signs of revival.
You’ll then make your way to the famed Mt Chilbo region for incredible hikes with breath-taking views of the Sea of Japan (East Korea Sea), jumping aboard a fisherman’s boat for a tour of the coastline, and doing the only possible home-stay with a Korean family in North Korea.
On your way back out of the country, you’ll have one last stop at Gyongsong county on the east coast – a small county with access to the country’s most authentic mineral spas.
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• All meals unless detailed as an option on itinerary
• Hotel Accommodation
• Two Korean Guides and a Driver
• All transportation within the DPRK
• Entry Fee’s for most attractions unless specified on the itinerary
• Extra drinks and souvenirs.
• Cost of visas.
• Tips for Korean guides and the driver.
• Additional events not listed in the itinerary.
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