Welcome to Mount Paektu

Mount Paektu is a famous mountain on the border between China and North Korea that is considered sacred to all Koreans.

This travel guide will go through everything you need to know before traveling to Mount Paektu. Sit back and enjoy.

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About the mountain

Things to know about Mount Paektu

Mount Paektu is the tallest mountain on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeastern China. At the very top of the mountain is a huge crater called “Chon”, which translates to English as the Lake of Heaven. The mountain experiences abnormal shifts in temperature but is usually incredibly cold and wearing jackets is advised. To North Koreans, the mountain is also considered to be the heart of the Korean Revolution. The highest peak of the mountain is the Janggun Peak. Directly on the border between North Korea and China is the Chongun Rock.

Weather and Climate

Mount Paektu is the coldest zone in North Korea and experiences an incredibly cold climate.

Question: What is the ideal time to visit Mount Paektu?

Answer: The best time to visit Mount Paektu is during the summer months.




Mount Paektu is accessible via a direct flight from Pyongyang or China. Cable cars and funiculars take tourists to the summit as well as buses and in some instances, trucks.

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