Ski and Snowboard North Korea – 5 Nights

5 Nights  –  from €1340

This is your chance to see the major highlights of Pyongyang, the DMZ and a visit the Masikryong Ski Resort to hit the slopes and become one of the few foreigners to have had a ski vacation in North Korea! Looking for a longer itinerary? We also offer a 7-night Ski adventure to the DPRK.

For the Day of the Shining Star special (Kim Jong-Il’s birthday), the itinerary will alter in favor of witnessing a mass dance (and joining in!) amongst other festivities. before heading to the ski slopes.

  • Masik Pass highest elevation: 1360 m (4461 ft) above sea level
  • There are 10 runs for all levels, but no off-piste skiing
  • GONDOLA INSTALLED – now takes 10 mins to the peak
  • More information on the resort HERE
  • If you are bringing your own skis, it will cost 20RMB per additional kg to check them on Air Koryo for the Beijing – Pyongyang route, and 4 Euros per additional kg for the Pyongyang – Beijing route

Booking Options


Room Accommodations

Rooms come standard with two twin beds. If signing up with a companion and sharing a room, the double rate applies. If requesting your own room, single rate applies. If sharing is requested, we do our best. But if we cannot, single supplement fee applies.

Pay a deposit of 500.00 per item


At 10am, meet us at Terminal 2, Air Koryo counter E, of the Beijing Capital International Airport to check in (flight times to be confirmed but usually Air Koryo flights depart at 1pm). We will hand out your DPRK visas at this time.

We will then fly to Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK and home to many of the most iconic monuments and political sites. Our Korean tour guides will be meet us at the airport with a warm welcome. We will first stop at the Arch of Triumph, the world’s largest triumphal arch. From the top, we will get our first panorama view of Pyongyang city! Afterwards, we will head over to the Mansudae Grand Monument, an important site famous for its large, bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il. It is customary to bow and lay flowers here. Afterwards, check into the Koryo Hotel, a deluxe accommodation in the heart of Pyongyang popular with local residents, foreign diplomats, delegations, NGOs. We will enjoy a Revolving Restaurant welcome dinner before making a visit to the bar brewery next door to taste locally brewed draft beers and get to know the group!

Overnight at the Koryo Hotel.

(Meals: L, D)


We will start the morning off with a visit to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the grand mausoleum where the late leaders lie in state inside glass sarcophagi (closed in May and June; formal dress required). Afterwards,  visit the Mangyongdae Native House, the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung. We will then head deep underground to take a 5-stop ride on the Pyongyang Metro, the deepest metro in the world also filled with mosaics, monuments, and plaques commemorating the DPRK’s revolutionary history.

After lunch, take a walk in the Kim Il Sung Square, the 3rd largest public square in the world and home to many of the North Korean military parades broadcast internationally during important holiday events. Take a stroll through the city to the Foreign Languages Bookshop which provides the best chance in the DPRK to pick up postcards, publications, posters and other trinkets that make perfect souvenirs. Then learn about the DPRK’s defining ideology, the Juche philosophy, on a visit to the iconic Tower of Juche Idea. For those who wish to take the lift 150-meters to the top, you’ll enjoy the best views in Pyongyang city! We will also have a photo stop at the massive Monument to Party Founding, built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers’ Party of Korea, recognizable by the communist hammer and sickle but with an added North Korean twist! Afterward, we will start our drive to the eastern coast of Korea to the Masikryong Ski Resort. Be among the first to taste the fresh powder at one of the DPRK’s most important new attractions. Overnight at one of the best hotel’s in the country: Masikryong Hotel!

For our February tours, today will be the Day of the Shining Star (Kim Jong-Il’s birthday) and the itinerary will be altered in favor of witnessing a mass dance (and joining in!) amongst other festivities.

Overnight at the Masikryong Hotel.

(Meals: B, L, D)


A full day of Skiing ‘til your heart’s content and chilling out at the lodge during your downtime. Overnight at the Masikryong Hotel.

Overnight at the Masikryong Hotel.

(Meals: B, L, D)


Enjoy your last ski runs this morning before we begin our journey back to Pyongyang. Enjoy the evening in style on the Taedong River aboard Mujigae, a full-service floating restaurant.

Overnight at the Koryo Hotel.

(Meals: B, L, D)


Take a morning drive through the countryside to the historic city of Kaesong. We will head for the DMZ where we’ll hear from our guides a perspective of the Korean War that often gets discredited or unheard. At the DMZ, explore Panmunjom, shake hands at the exact place that the Armistice Agreement was signed between UN forces and the DPRK, and wave hello to the South at the blue houses in the Joint Security Area. Afterwards, we will head to the Koryo History Museum, a UNESCO site, to learn about the Koryo Dynasty (where the name Korea originates). You’ll also have a chance to pick from the most varied range of postcards in the country at the Koryo Stamp Shop.

For lunch, enjoy Pansanggi, a historic Kaesong cuisine traditionally served for royalty. Afterwards, stop at the original Sonjuk Bridge, a UNESCO site. On return to Pyongyang we will visit the Victorious Fatherland War Museum, where we will get a guided tour of the war remnants, exhibits, and dioramas and learn about the Korean war, from the North Korean perspective! We will also visit and board the ‘American Spy Ship’ USS Pueblo docked beside the museum. We will then have dinner at a local Korean BBQ restaurant, a favorite among locals where we will cook our own meats at the table!

Overnight at the Koryo Hotel.

(Meals: B, L, D)


All good things must come to an end. We will have a morning departure to Beijing with an estimated time of arrival is 10:00 a.m. local time. Please reserve connecting flights departing after 2pm local time, to allow sufficient time for immigration/customs clearance, baggage claim and re-check-in.

(Meals: B, L on flight)

What’s included in this tour:

  • DPRK visa fees and handling
  • Flight from Beijing to Pyongyang on Air Koryo and overnight 24-hour train (soft sleeper) to Beijing.
  • 5 nights’ DPRK hotel accommodations (double occupancy, 4 stars), including 4 nights at the 5-star Masikryong Hotel
  • 3 meals per day
  • Coach transportation in DPRK
  • Two local DPRK guides
  • One local driver
  • Admission fees (except otherwise stated)

What’s not included in this tour:

Masik Pass lift pass or equipment rentals

Ski Lift

  • 8 hours: 57 USD
  • 4 hours: 35 USD
  • Night Ski: 29 USD

Ski Apparel Rental

  • 8 hours: 14 USD
  • 4 hours: 9 USD
  • Night Ski 6 USD

Full Ski Equipment Rental

  • 8 hours: 29 USD
  • 4 hours: 19 USD
  • Night Ski: 13 USD


  • Private sedan transportation from Beijing International Airport to hotel (approximately $75)
  • Round-trip airfare to Beijing from home country
  • Chinese visa fees and processing, if applicable
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance (required)
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, etc.)
  • Souvenirs
  • Extra drinks during meals (one complimentary beer included)
  • Tips for guides and drivers (please budget $10 per day per traveler)


  • Meari Shooting Range: rifle and per bullet fees apply
  • Extra a la carte items incurred during meals
  • Elevator to the top of the Juche Tower: 5 euros
  • Beer at microbreweries ($1-3 per draft)


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