Mount Emei (Emeishan)

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Mount Emei (Emeishan)
4.5
Mountains • Historic Walking Areas • Nature & Wildlife Areas
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A scenic mountain area houses important Buddhist temples.
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More than 3 hours
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Ali Gulsen
Guangzhou, China16 contributions
one of 4 sacred mountains of Buddhism in China
Jul 2021 • Couples
we climbed up starting from Wuxiangang at 8.30 AM arrived to Golden summit around 7PM in 8 hours moving time. the total hiking distance was 14km in Google maps, 14km in Baidu maps. my GPS device is very accurate and measured 20km. according to the distance signs on the hike, the same distance was measured constantly 40km. I believe Chinese local authorities double up the distance to give realistic feeling of time to hikers. because in 20 km we climbed 3 km vertically. in other words, every 6 meters we gained 1 meter altitude. that certainly lowered our speed to 2.5km hour.

we stayed around the lake Wuxiangang entrance / bus stop of Emeishan on purpose to save some kilometers of hiking distance from the bottom as well as to be close to the hiking path. from gate to Wuxiangang was measured to be 12 km by local authorities. so I think the real distance should be 6km and 2 hours on foot.
Written July 2, 2021
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
Definitely need to come back.
Apr 2021 • Family
We did not plan this visit very well, as we somewhat randomly drove to Emei mountain after seeing Leshan Buddha. That was a mistake, as to fully exlplire the mountain, I would suggest a full day. For example, Golden Top is 48km from the main gate (driving).

From what we were able to see (a few temples), definitely want to come back to see the rest - Golden Top, Shenshen Cliff.
Written April 19, 2021
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA749 contributions
Day trip to Golden Summit and back to Chengdu
Apr 2021
If you have more time in Chengdu, definitely consider staying in Emeishan for 2-3 days to climb the mountain and stay in some of the temples. We didn't have the time but wanted to make it to the top of this most sacred buddhist mountain in China. The fact that we had close to zero visibility didn't take away from the experience!
Tips:
- Dress warm
- Buy your train tickets prior to your trip. They sell out quickly. We went from Chengdu (East Railway Station) to Emeishan and back in one day.

Schedule:
- Got up at 6 and went to Chengdu East Railway station
- Took train at 7.25 and arrived Emeishan at 8.50
- Took bus from Emeishan station for 5 min to the transportation center in town. That's where we had to show our passports to buy our tickets for the bus and gondola roundtrip and general entrance. All in one and you need to show the ticket a few times during the day
- Bus takes 2 hours to Leipingdong, then walk 45 min (lots of crowds) to the gondola station.
- Given it was Sunday, wait time at gondola another hour
- Made it to golden summit around 1 p.m.
- Spent 1 hour there given low visibility. But had the weather been better, plan for at least two hours
- Then went back down with gondola and bus, took train back at 5.30 p.m. to Chengdu.

Had we known how tight our schedule was, we would definitely take a later train next time OR spent a full 2 days in Emeishan. But memorable nonetheless and the Tibetan macaques also put on a show. But DON'T go near them or carry food on you. I took pictures from a safe distance.
Written April 10, 2021
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Frédéric
Paris, France4 contributions
Incredible sceneries
Jan 2020
I went there alone and chose to hike Emeishan in one day, having already some experience in hiking chinese mountains (yellow mount,zhangjiajie...)
It's really difficult but possible to do it in one day and plus you'll see no rude Chinese locals on your journey since they all take the bus+cable car.
I started at 8:30 am from Wuxiangang and finished at 6pm on the Golden Summit. Rather hike on the left side than the right because you'll see more sceneries (but it's also 3x longer I'd say). During winter, witnessing the change from green at the bottom to white in high altitude is truly magical (be careful, it becomes slippery).
I'd advise you to stay overnight at one of the many temples (50RMB/night) and wake up early to catch the sunrise. Unfortunately for me, it was too cloudy...
Written March 31, 2020
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Lukkette P
27 contributions
Tired but spectacular views
Dec 2019 • Family
It requires strong body to walk up the hill! Great in winter time! There is lifting up service for those have legs problems or tired and you have to pay. The very top is extremely windy, so mind your scarff.
Written February 18, 2020
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MattwalesNorthWales
Chengdu, China1,937 contributions
Awesome
Jan 2020 • Friends
A must see place if you are in this part of the world. One of the important Buddhist Mountains in China. If, unlike me you love walking uphill you can climb this on foot but it will take about 4 days. I settled for a full day trip. Wrap up warm in winter as the top will be a lot colder than the bottom. You can buy a combined ticket for 160¥ which will take you from Emeishan railway station up the mountain. The journey is not for those, weak of stomach as the road snakes up the mountain, contains a lot of chicanes, and the drivers don't hang around. There is a pee stop half way and the bus may stop to add snow chains to the wheels in winter. Once at the top bus station you have to walk for about 2km through the monkey reserve to get the cable car which will whizz you right to the summit. At the summit you may be rewarded with a spectacular view as well as a variety of temples, shops and restaurants to explore. You can stay in a hotel at the top so that you can see the sunrise, but its not cheap. Please note the last cable car is at 5.30 and the last bus home is at 6pm. Great day trip
Written January 16, 2020
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Donna N
1 contribution
amazing sight
Nov 2019
we stayed at la meridian, and toured with private guide x 2 days. It was amazing experience. our kids love the monkeys, one of them took my girls soda!
Written December 23, 2019
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Bobok18
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia30 contributions
A must visit place in winter
Dec 2019
Went there in winter, mid Dec. Was snowing lightly but the forest already covered with snow & ice formed on the leaves. A very beautiful scene just like in the movie FROZEN. Never thought I can actually experience this. A must go is you are in Chengdu. A day trip is enough. Here's what I did..
Catch the earliest bullet train from Chengdu East Station to EmeiShan station at 6.20am. Reach EmeiShan at 730am. Take a shuttle bus from the Emeishan station to Leidongping(1hr). From Leidongping, take another private bus to the cable car station(1hr+). From here onwards, you will see the forest covered with snow & ice. Follow crowd or signboard to cable car station. Just watch out for slippery paths.
Written December 23, 2019
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adseah
2 contributions
Beautiful place
Dec 2019 • Family
White snowy beautiful place. Clean and well maintained. Lots of stalls selling hot food during winter.
Written December 19, 2019
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Chow E
Singapore, Singapore176 contributions
Golden Summit Buddha
Dec 2019
I bought the bus tickets from the Visitor Centre at the bottom of the mountain and it seems like many other Chinese people had the same idea too, i feel like i am fighting to purchase for my bus tickets. The whole trip, from bus tickets, cable car ropeway, to and fro, to all the temples for a 1 full day entry costs us 390 RMB (USD60 to 65) which is rather expensive. Also we arrived in the winter period, so we walked through steep steps to get to the cable car in minus weather. There were many small stalls selling food and drinks along the way too. It was quite touristy and we also walked through the part where visitors are more than the monkeys. The locals ignored the warnings of the monkey and one girl even tried to kick it! The monkey was so scared and quickly ran away. In all, i would say it was a good hike and good view of the top of the golden summit and temple. Tip: Dont forget to purchase the anti slip waterproof shoes before you hike up during winter as i saw quite a number of people fell down without it. Imagine falling on your butt on the snow, it was not a pleasant experience.
Written December 9, 2019
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