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Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

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Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

We're visiting Chengdu on business trip and have one weekend to spend. What is most recommended itinerary to visit Emeishan in two days ? The plan is to start at Chengdu at Saturday morning and to be back at Chengdu at Sunday evening. We're OK with large amounts of hiking, but prefer to climb up rather then go down.. We're also OK with sleeping in harsh conditions, means sleeping in monasteries is OK. Being at summit during sunset is wanted but not a must. We're not speaking Chinese.

How to reach Emeishan from Chengdu, where to hike, what public transportation to take there, where to sleep, how to get back to Chengdu, how much whole thing may cost ?

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1. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

Hi Michael,

It is really not the best time to get into the mountain. It rains a lot recently and the Mt. Emei is said to close till 19th. So it is suggested to check later if the mountain is available.

Public transport: Take the bus at Xinanmen bus station, 7:20 till 19:20 runs every 30min, RMB43 per person. It will take around 2 hrs arriving Emei.

If you like to do more hiking or you may take only one side of the cable car. If will be good to overnight at the summit of the mountain, but really it is not sure whether the weather will be good this weekend. Here’s a tour map for Mt. Emei for your reference: http://emeishan.sc666.com/map/map/214.htm. Hope it will help.

If staying at the summit, baoguosi (loyalty to the country monastery) station – take the tourist car to Leidongping (before 1500), hike 30min to take the cable car (7am till 6pm) to the summit, to make sure you can take the cable car, it is suggested to take the tourist car before 3pm.

Entrance fee: RMB185 per person, cable car RMB65-120 per person, hotel around RMB690 per night,

All in all, please keep the eyes on the weather, just in case.

Good luck

Kathy

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2. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

There are public buses between Chengdu Xinnanmen bus station and Emeishan every 30 mins and the last bus is 19:00 p.m.in summer. The bus ride is about 2.5 hours. But the public bus only reach Emeishan downtown, you need to take a taxi from the bus station to baoguosi area where you can start hiking. The emeishan entrance fee is 185yuan/person.

It took me 11 hours to walk from baoguosi(the start of the tourist bus) to leidongping(the last stop of the tourist bus) when I was 21 years old. From leidongping to the Golden summit(the attitude is 3079m where you can see the sunrise) is another 2 hours hiking. So, it may take you about 13 hours to walk from baguosi to the Golden summit. On the way, you can stay in qingyinge,wanniansi, hongchunping, xixiangchi, leidongping and the Golden summit. If you catch the tourist bus down, it takes you about 100mins. The last public bus from emeishan to chengdu is at 18:30p.m. It would be a very pushing trip to do the hiking in just 2 day by public transfer, and it is hard for you to find the way yourseld if you don't know Chinese.

By the way, because of the heavy rain, Eemeishan has already closed 2 days now, and there is another heavy storm today. Personally, I don't think it is a good idea to visit emeishan on this weekend and hope you were not there on this weekend...

Edited: 11:56 pm, July 17, 2013
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3. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

By the way, the bus Chengdu to Emeil arrives at Emei bus station, you may take a taxi, around RMB 20-30 to the scenic spot, still the same you can take the bus back to Chengdu...

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4. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

D1. Take bus to Emeishan(In the past, some bus may go further to the tourist Center at Mountain foot on paying a few money as this is only 5-10 min driving, not sure today's situation), take bus from tourist center to Lei Dong Ping, then cable car to the peak. Then take bus back to Wan Nian Si park lot, cable car to Wan Nian Si Temple and overnight in the temple.

D2. Hike from Wan Nian Si down to Qing Yin Ge then up to the Monkey Area. Back to Wu Xian Gang park lot, take bus to Tourist Center. Take a taxi to Leshan to visit the Giant Buddha. Then taxi to bus station for bus back to Chengdu. Note, better reach the bus station not late than 18:30. OTW, bus to Chengdu may be closed down.

Time permitting, you can overnight at Qing Ying Ge. Hiking the whole mountain is not reasonable, it's at least 15 hrs to the peak.

BTW, it seems that Leshan and Emeishan is closed to tourist right now for 2 days. Better check with some one for the opening situation before setting off.

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5. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

Many thanks to all helpers..

Our weekend in Chengdu will be August 3th-4th, we will check the weather.

So far the plan is like following, please check that it makes any sense:

1. First bus in the morning Chengdu Xinanmen ==> Emei, 7:20 till 19:20 every 30min, ¥43, 2.5 hours ride

2. Taxi (or bus) to Baogou Village

3. Two days entry ticket to National Park ¥185

4. Tourist bus to Jinshui (Wannian Car Park)

5. Cable car to Wannian SI

6. Hiking from Wannian Si to Huayan Ding, Xixiang Chi and Jieying Hall (7 hours)

7. Cable car to Jinding

8. Sleeping at Woyun Nunnery (?)

9. Meeting sunrise at Golden Summit

10. Going down: hiking/cable cars/buses..

11. Bus Emei ==> Chengdu

Edited: 1:35 am, July 18, 2013
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6. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

It is great to know that you will be there in the Aug. But it is very hard to catch the cable car to jinding as your plan...because the last cable car is at 18:00p.m.

Edited: 5:16 am, July 18, 2013
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7. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

@#5. You missed the Qing Yin Ge which is one if the two must points of Emei Shan, and Leshan Giant Buddha, one of the two must points of your total trip.

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8. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

We have only a one weekend, so Leshan Buddah will have to wait for our next trip to Chengdu. Quing Yin Ge can be possibly visited on the way back ? Instead of catching cable car at Junding we can continue to hike for another hour to the summit ?

Can somebody please explain me how tourist bus inside of Emei Shan National Park works ? Where it's stations, how frequent it is and what are working hours ?

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9. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

Basically, there are 5 bus stops of the tourist buses. They are Baoguosi, Huangwan, Wuxiangang(Qingyin pavilion), Jingshui(Wan nian temple) and Leidongping( goldend summit). During the peak season(26th Apr.-30th Oct.), the buses start from 7:00a.m.-17:00p.m. in every half an hour.

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10. Re: Emeishan in two days from Chengdu ?

Hello guys, I'm reviving the old thread :) We didn't made it a year ago, there were heavy rains and even Qingcheng was closed due to landslides. But I'm visiting Chengdu again, and it's again in July.

What is the situation right now ? Is Emeishan is closed ? We're going to be in Chengdu weekends of 12/13 and 19/20 of July..