Große Rundreise mit Paektu-Gebirge – 17 Tage

Nordkorea Reisen, Reisen 2021

 


Day 0 (Monday, 9th August)
For guests who enter via Beijing: 13:00h (1pm) – Obligatory pre-tour meeting of the group in Beijing’s Yi Beiping Beijing Story Restaurant (PDF). Handover and payment of your North Korean visa. Pre-tour briefing. Complementary Chinese-Korean Dinner (1 meal per person is included in the tour fee, extra drinks have to be paid individually). Train passengers take the night train to Pyongyang departing Beijing Railway Station at 17:25h.

 


Day 1 (Tuesday, 10th August)
For guests who enter via Beijing: 13:05h (1.05pm) – Departure for flight passengers to Pyongyang with Air Koryo from Beijing Capital International Airport (Terminal 2), 16:05h (4.05pm) Arrival in Pyongyang. Transfer from the airport into the city centre, Arch of Triumph (built in 1982 to commemorate the return of President Kim Il Sung to Pyongyang after the end of the Korean War / an optional visit to the viewing platform costs EUR 5 per pax), Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 2 (Wednesday, 11th August)
Breakfast, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (Museum of the Korean War), USS Pueblo (US spy ship captured by the Korean People’s Army in the territorial waters of the DPRK in 1968), Lunch at a local restaurant, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Cemetery, Tomb of Tangun (the mythological founder of Korea), Dinner at a local restaurant, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 3 (Thursday, 12th August)
Breakfast, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (Mausoleum of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il)*, Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery*, Lunch at a local restaurant, Kwangbop Temple (Buddhist temple of the Koguryo period, destroyed by US bombs in the Korean War, rebuilt in 1990), Tower of the Juche Idea (built in 1982 to mark the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung / an optional visit to the viewing platform costs EUR 5 per pax), Monument to Party Founding (built in 1996 to honour the Worker’s Party of Korea), Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 4 (Friday, 13th August)
Breakfast, Grand People’s Study House (library in the centre of Pyongyang), School Children’s Palace, Mangyongdae Native House (Birthplace of President Kim Il Sung), Lunch at a local restaurant, 3 Revolutions Exhibition, Walk through Mirae Scientist Street, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 5 (Saturday, 14th August)
Breakfast, Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monuments (giant bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il)*, Chollima Statue, Visit to Pyongyang Zoo, Lunch at a local restaurant, Celebrations in the city centre, Ride on the Pyongyang Metro (the world’s deepest metro system), Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 6 (Sunday, 15th August)
Liberation Day – 76th anniversary of the liberation from Japanese occupation
Breakfast, Drive to Pyongsong, Paeksong Revolutionary Site (site where Kim Il Sung University hid during the Koran War), Lunch at a local restaurant, Drive to Mt. Myohyang, Ryongmun Cavern (huge underground cave with fascinating rock formations), Dinner and overnight at Chongchon Hotel

 


Day 7 (Monday, 16th August)
Breakfast, Pohyon Temple (Buddhist temple of the 11th century), International Friendship Exhibition (huge underground exhibition of state gifts given to the DPRK leaders by international statesmen and business people), Lunch at Chongchon Hotel, Drive to Pyongyang, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 8 (Tuesday, 17th August)
Breakfast, Drive to Nampo on the Korean West Coast, Sea Barrage (giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River), Drive to Mt. Kuwol and Sahwang Peak (if weather conditions permit), Drive to the city of Sariwon, Lunch at a local restaurant, Orientation walk, Songbul Temple, Sariwon Folk Street, Jongbang Fortress, Dinner at overnight at Hotel 8th March

 


Day 9 (Wednesday, 18th August)
Breakfast, Monument of Reunification (built in 2001 to commemorate President Kim Il Sung’s efforts for Korean Reunification), drive to Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Panmunjom, Kaesong City Walk, Koryo Museum (exhibition of valuable Koryo-era artifacts) , Korean Stamp Shop, lunch at Tongil Restaurant (travelers can order dog-meat soup for about 5 Euro), Sungyang Confucian Shrine (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Sonjuk Bridge (UNESCO World Heritage Site – Koryo Dynasty Stone Bridge, built in 1290), Manwoldae (UNESCO World Heritage Site – foundation of the old royal palace), dinner at a local restaurant, overnight at Kaesong Folk Customs Hotel (you sleep in traditional Korean style, on a mat on heated floor)

 


Day 10 (Thursday, 19th August)
Breakfast, Pakyon Waterfall, Kwanmun Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Ryongthong Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Anwha Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Lunch in Kaesong, Mausoleum of King Wang Kon (UNESCO World Heritage Site – 10th-century reconstructed King’s Tomb), Mausoleum of King Kongmin (UNESCO World Heritage Site – King’s grave from the 14th century), drive back to Pyongyang, Unjong goat farm with traditional mask dance of the farmers, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 11 (Friday, 20th August)
Breakfast, Drive to Pyongyang Sunan Airport, Domestic flight to Samjiyon Airport (Mt. Paektu), Drive to the foot of Mt. Paektu, Walk / hike along Janggun Peak (tourists may have to take the local bus or the train to the peak. This will cost EUR 5-10 on the spot), Scenic view of Lake Chon (Heaven Lake), Picnic lunch, Paektusan Secret Camp (Birthplace of leader Kim Jong Il), Rimyongsu waterfall, Dinner and overnight at Begebong Hotel

 


Day 12 (Saturday, 21st August)
Breakfast, Samjiyon Grand Monument, Samji Lake, Lunch at Begebong Hotel, Domestic flight back to Pyongyang, Sightseeing in Pyongyang, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 13 (Sunday, 22nd August)
Breakfast, Foreign Language Bookshop, Picnic Lunch at Sinpyong Station, Visit to Ulim Waterfall, Drive to Wonsan, visit to the East Coast, Dinner and overnight at Tongmyong Hotel

 


Day 14 (Monday, 23rd August)
Breakfast, drive along the East Coast to Hamhung (2nd largest North Korean city), lunch at a local restaurant, View of former “Wilhelm-Pieck-Street” built with the assistance of East German workers after the Korean War, Mount Tonghung, Kumchon Pavilion, Hamhung Wall, Sonhwa Hall, Ryangchon Temple, Dinner and overnight at Majon Beach Bungalows

 


Day 15 (Tuesday, 24th August)
Breakfast, Daytrip to Pujon to visit Mt. Okryon and the famous “River of Rocks”, Picnic Lunch, Mt. Okryon Revlutionary Camp, Drive back to Hamhung, Enjoying the rest of the afternoon at Majon Beach Bungalows, Dinner and overnight at Majon Beach Bungalows

 


Day 16 (Wednesday, 25th August)
Breakfast, Drive to Masikryong Ski Resort, Lookaround at facilities including optional ride (for a small fee) with different ski lifts to the peak with a good view of the area, Drive back to Pyongyang, Dinner at a local Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel / Sosan Hotel (or similar, subject to availability)

 


Day 17 (Thursday, 26th August)
Breakfast, Departure

 


 *Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery and Mansudae Grand Monuments are no ordinary tourist places anymore, making it increasingly difficult for tourists to visit these sites. It is impossible to know beforehand whether the group will be able to see those places. Therefore, please keep in mind that a visit is intended, however cannot be guaranteed. If visits are impossible, other sites will be included instead.