The Manmulsang Tour Course is one of several tour courses of varying difficulty available to visitors to the Kumgang Mountain area. This course is about 15 mi./23 km. long (and up; although you can take a bus and start further along the route to shorten it by about half.) It will take the slowest walkers 4-5 hours, and the faster ones only 1-2 hours, to complete the roundtrip. The object is not to race along but to view the various scenic spots and vistas along the way up to the picturesque Manyangdae cliffs. The path itself follows a relatively narrow valley up into the mountains. This route is more strenuous than the Kuryong Waterfall Tour Course.
For information on how to visit the Kumgang Mountains from South Korea, please see the Kumgang "city page". Special tours, open to South Koreans and non-Koreans as well, have been arranged to Kumgang since November, 1998. Initial tours went by ship but now participants travel by motorcoach through the DMZ. The Kumgang area has been designated a special tourist area by North Korea such that participants do not need a normal visa (as opposed to being on a group entry/exit list).
Please note that the South Korean English spelling of this tour course is the same, Manmulsang.