Foreign tourists camp in North Korea for first time

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Seoul: A group of tourists participated in the first ever camping trip for foreigners in the mountains of North Korea as part of a rare tour to the isolated country.

“This is the first time that camping is a part of a tour in North Korea,” Koryo Tours, the largest travel tour operator in North Korea and headquartered in Beijing said in its official blog.

The blog also described the camp along with pictures of some 10 foreigners, most of them Westerners.

“On this amazing journey we scaled the heights of some of the most iconic mountains in the DPRK (North Korea),” Koryo Tours said, adding that “we even spent a couple of nights sleeping in tents under the stars in these virgin territories”.