The Kumgangsan International Travel Company was established on July 22, 2011, along with the Kumgangsan Special Zone for International Tourism according to the decree adopted by the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on April 29, the same year.
The predecessor of the Kumgangsan International Travel Company is the Kumgangsan International Tour General Corporation that was established on Nov 22, 1988 and organized the tour of the foreigners, the south and overseas Koreans to Mt. Kumgang with priority as well as the tour to the capital city Pyongyang, Mt. Paektu, Kaesong City, Mt. Myohyang and other places.
The Kumgangsan International Travel Company organizes the typical tour and other various special tours such as mountaineering, sea-bathing, boating, fishing, spa treatment and so on.
The international transportation means are airplanes, trains and cruisers and the domestic ones are travel buses(large, medium, small) and airplanes.
The typical tour courses in the Kumgangsan Special Zone for International Tourism includes the mountaineering and waterfalls scenic tour courses- Kuryongyon and Manmulsang courses in Outer Kumgang area and the lake scenic tour course-Lagoon Samil course and the sea scenic tour course-Sea Kumgang course in Lagoon Samil-Sea Kumgang area.
Besides, there are Sejon Peak and Sujong Peak courses, Manmulsang-Ryukhwa Rock rotary course in Outer Kumgang area and Inner Kumgang and Piro Peak courses in Inner Kumgang area according to the applications.
In August, 2011, the Kumgangsan International Travel Company started the first Rason-Kumgangsan inte rnational cruise tour in the Korean East Sea and organized the visa-free cruise tours several times afterwards.
The scheduled and chartered Air Koryo lines from Harbin, Shenyang, Yanji, Dalian, Beijing, Zhengzhou(Henan Province) and Shanghai of China and Vladivostok of Russia to Pyongyang are used and being used in the international tour to Mt. Kumgang.
Also the bridges in the frontier and Samjiyon-Pyongyang, Uiju-Pyongyang, Orang-Pyongyang domestic airlines are being used under the mutual connection.
Dandong-Pyongyang international train is the main train transportation means used in the international tour to Mt.Kumgang.
For diversifying the entry and exit routes and transportation conditions, now the company is developing the new tour products using the frontier bridges and the new domestic airlines like Samjiyon-Kalma-Pyongyang and Uiju-Kalma-Pyongyang in close coordination with the existing international airlines and train routes.
In order to obtain the entry or tour visa to the DPRK, it needs to submit the visa application up to 5 days before departure via the given travel company.
The visa application should contain name, sex, date of birth, race, nationality, office and position, passport type and number, estimated date of entry and exit, transport vehicle, name of the country and the region where one receives the visa.
Entry visa is issued in the DPRK diplomatic mission, consulate or travel office residing in the given country.
For the convenience of the tourists’entry and exit, the delegates or agents of the Kumgangsan International Travel Company are working in Beijing, Dandong, Yanji of China and some other places.
Nowadays the foreigners and overseas Koreans are constantly visiting Mt. Kumgang, Pyongyang, Mt. Paektu, Mt. Myohyang, Kaesong, Nampo, Wonsan and other major scenic spots through the Kumgangsan International Travel Company.
As one of the dignified and able travel companies of the DPRK which organizes the international tour with priority to the tour to Mt. Kumgang, the famous mountain of Korea and the world, the Kumgangsan International Travel Company will develop the international tour to Mt. Kumgang with close connection and active cooperation with the travel companies of other countries in the future.
Tel: 00850-2-18-111(ext.) 381-8156