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Mount Emei, or Emei Mountain (峨眉山), stands tall and proud as the tallest among the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has long been revered as the bodhimaṇḍa, a sacred space of enlightenment, of the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra. This majestic mountain holds a rich heritage, with more than 30 temples and monasteries, including the famous Baoguo Temple, Fuhu Temple, and Wannian Temple. Emei Mountain is not only a spiritual sanctuary, but also a treasure trove of natural beauty. Its landscape boasts an incredibly diverse array of vegetation, ranging from lush subtropical groves to stark subalpine pine forests. Some of these ancient trees have witnessed millennia of history, adding another layer of temporal depth to the area. As you explore this enchanting terrain, you may even encounter charming monkeys, known for their friendly interaction with humans. A trip to Mount Emei is incomplete without a visit to the Golden Summit, a lofty spot that offers stunning vistas and is home to the renowned Golden Summit Temple. On a clear day, the sunrise and sea of floating clouds create a breathtaking spectacle, making it a truly unforgettable experience.
 

How to Plan a Mount Emei Tour?

Mount Emei can be visited throughout the year. Spring and autumn seasons are particularly delightful, but each season presents its unique tableau, from the vibrant bloom of azaleas to the serene allure of snow. To plan your Mount Emei trip, begin in Chengdu, and then marvel at the imposing Leshan Giant Buddha before heading to the Mount Emei. To immerse yourself in the full beauty of Emei Mountain, consider spending a night at the base of the mountain and dedicate the following day to reaching the Golden Summit for its unparalleled views.

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3 Best Mount Emei Tours

Are you wondering how to choose the perfect Mount Emei tour? Look no further! We offer three distinct itineraries tailored to suit your interests, schedule, and budget. From classic Leshan Mount Emei tours to a visit to Mount Emei in Sichuan, we have tours ranging from 4 to 7 days that are sure to meet your preferences. Get ready for an unforgettable Mount Emei experience with our customized tours!

Mount Emei, Sichuan
Chengdu - Leshan - Emei - Chengdu
This is a very classic route, covering the most popular attractions in Chengdu and its surrounding areas. You will see the adorable pandas, the real lifestyle of Chengdu, and two UNESCO World Herita...
Mount Emei Golden Summit
Chengdu - Leshan - Mount Emei - Chengdu
Covering Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei, this 5-day tour is the most popular way to explore beyond Chengdu. Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural splendor of Mount Emei, marvel at the imp...
Huanglong National Park, Sichuan
Chengdu - Leshan - Emei - Chengdu - Huanglong Valley - Jiuzhaigou Valley
In recent years, Sichuan has always been one of the popular destinations for many tourists. Regardless of where you want to experience a different culture, relax in nature or feast on the famous fie...

Top Recommended China Tours with Mount Emei

Don't limit your visit to just Sichuan - expand your horizons and tour the Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei beyond the province! If you're planning a trip to Chengdu, take advantage of the opportunity to visit these nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites. Many travelers choose to include these sites in their itinerary along with other breathtaking destinations such as Hong Kong, Guilin, Yangtze, Xian, Tibet, Yunnan, and more. With a variety of options, you can pick the destinations that interest you the most and create a truly unforgettable journey.

Guilin Longji Rice Terraces
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Sichuan Province, located in the west China, is famed for its cuisine, and is also home to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, owns plenty of world heritages, such as Mt. Emei,...
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Chengdu Giant Pandas
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Xi’an is one of the four Chinese capitals of the world’s ancient civilizations, with a history of over 3,000 years. Xi’an boasts numerous historical sites and cultural relics, including the Ancie...
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Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan
Chengdu - Leshan - Emei - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
Iconic Essentials
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Embark on an unforgettable 11-day train tour from Chengdu to Tibet! Starting in Chengdu, you'll have the opportunity to interact with adorable pandas at the Chengdu Panda Base. Following this, you'l...
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Chengdu Panda Base
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Fantastic news! A direct high-speed train service has been launched between Hong Kong and Chengdu. The overland travel time between the two cities is now just 10 hours. As one person said, "I can ha...
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Dali Three Pagodas
Chengdu - Leshan - Emeishan - Chengdu - Lijiang - Shangri-La - Kunming
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The southwestern provinces are among the most alluring destinations in China. This region, though it is a rugged and mountainous region, lays claim to some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of...
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Yangtze River Cruise through Three Gorges
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There is an old saying: "on a slow boat to China". Well, why not relax on a 5 star luxury cruise to discover China, on the beautiful Yangtze River. The Yangtze River is one of the most interesting r...
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    1. When is the best time to visit Mount Emei?
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    The best time to visit Mount Emei is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. However, each season presents its unique beauty, from the vibrant bloom of azaleas in spring to the serene allure of snow in winter. It is important to note that the Golden Summit may be closed during the winter months due to heavy snow, so it's best to check ahead of time if you plan to visit during that time.

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    2. What's the best way to see Mount Emei?
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    Here are some popular ways to experience the mountain:

    1) Hiking: Mount Emei has a variety of hiking trails that allow you to explore the natural beauty of the mountain at your own pace. The most popular route is to hike from the base of the mountain to the Golden Summit, which takes about 2-3 days.

    2) Cable car: If you prefer to skip the hiking and enjoy the scenic views from a comfortable ride, you can take a cable car from the base of the mountain to the Golden Summit.

    3) Visit temples and monasteries: Mount Emei is a sacred mountain with numerous temples and monasteries, some of which date back to the 1st century AD. Visiting these sites is a great way to learn about the religious and cultural significance of the mountain.

    4) Overnight stay: Consider spending a night at the mountain's base or on the mountain itself to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere of Mount Emei.

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    3. What are the types of Mount Emei tours?
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    There are different types of Mount Emei tours available, typically ranging from 4 to 7 days, that cater to different interests, schedules, and budgets. Some common types of tours include:

    1) Leshan Mount Emei classic tours: These tours typically include visits to both the Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei, as well as other cultural and historical attractions in the region. It typically takes 2 or 3 days.

    2) Mount Emei hiking tours: These tours focus on hiking and exploring the natural beauty of Mount Emei and its surroundings. It takes about 1 or 2 days for hiking experience.

    3) Cultural/Buddhism tours: These tours focus on exploring the cultural and religious significance of Mount Emei, with visits to various temples and monasteries.

    4) Customized tours: We offer customized tours that can be tailored to your specific interests and needs.

    It's important to research different tour packages and choose one that best suits your preferences.

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    4. How long does it take to climb Mt Emei?
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    The time it takes to climb Mount Emei depends on your starting point and pace. The most popular route is to hike from the base of the mountain to the Golden Summit, which is about 3,099 meters (10,167 feet) above sea level. This route is approximately 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) long and has many stairs and steep sections, making it a challenging climb. Most visitors take 2 or 3 days to complete the hike, with an overnight stay at one of the mountain's temples or monasteries. However, some experienced hikers may be able to complete the hike in a single day by hiking from the middle of the mountain to the top. To fully experience the essence of Mount Emei, it's recommended to take your time and enjoy the scenic beauty along the way.

    It's important to note that the hiking season on Mount Emei is from March to November, and the Golden Summit may be closed during the winter months due to heavy snow. Additionally, it's recommended to start the hike early in the morning to avoid crowds and to bring appropriate clothing and gear for the weather and terrain.

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    5. What is a Leshan Buddha & Mount Emei tour like?
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    A Leshan Buddha & Mount Emei tour typically includes visits to both the Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei, as well as other cultural and historical attractions in the region. The tour usually takes 2 days and may include transportation, accommodation, meals, and entrance fees to the attractions.

    During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the Leshan Giant Buddha, which is a massive stone statue of Buddha carved into a cliff face, and learn about its history and significance. You will also visit Mount Emei, which is a sacred mountain with a rich religious and cultural heritage. Spend one night at the foot the mountain and on the other day, you can explore the various temples and monasteries on the mountain, hike through its scenic beauty and witness the stunning panoramic views from the Golden Summit.

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