The Samilpo/Haegumgang Tour Course is one of several tour courses of varying difficulty available to visitors to the Kumgang Mountain area. This course is about 16 mi./25 km. long (participants travel by bus with various stops along the way for walking.) The tour course follows the courseline to Samilpo Lake, surrounded by 36 peaks, and on to the Haegumgang peninsula with more spectacular views. This is the most leisurely and least strenuous of the various tour courses offered at Kumgang.
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 almost the same, Samilpo/Haegeumgang.