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Mount Emei (Emeishan)

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Emeishan 614201, China
+86 400 819 6333
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2-Day Private Tour of Leshan Grand Buddha and Emei Shan including Monastery Stay
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A scenic mountain area houses important Buddhist temples.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“golden summit” (56 reviews)
“cable car” (128 reviews)
“the bus” (86 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Emeishan 614201, China
+86 400 819 6333

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So, this was actually my third visit to Mt. Emei, and I've been fortunate enough to try a couple of different ways to the summit and the golden temple. (Including the ~40km walk up from the Wuxian-Gang Park stop.) It's recommended to bring comfortable clothes-...More

2  Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent almost 500 RMB per person just for a visit Mount Emei. This including the cable car, shuttle bas and the entrance tickets for the temples. Mount Emei was just a mount with multiple temple in it.. if you're not interested with the temple/...More

Thank 536lilig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything is expensive from the cable car ride to the entrance ticket. the ride to the middle of the mountain is a dizzy ride and takes about 2 hours, and the bus tickets is expensive too.

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While a bus and cable car get you most of the way up, there is still about 2 km of hiking up hill between the bus and cable car (1.2 km) and to reach the summit from the cable car (.8 km). It's all worth...More

Thank MGStickler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do an independent 2 day hike of Mount Emei, after doing quite a bit of research online about the different ways to hike the mountain. We took a bullet train from Chengdu East to Emei town in the morning and then caught...More

3  Thank Emnix
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we were staying in a hotel very close to the entrance of this site it still took us nearly 3 hours to get to the top of the mountain, this was in a combination of transfer bus (nearly 2 hours) cable car and lots...More

Thank BobBonHere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is huge and there are many ways to get to the top. Some are less difficult and some are very challenging. If you walked from the mountain base it may take you 3 days to the top but don't worry there are much...More

1  Thank Coalatree
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We visited the Mountain in mid April - spring time - and, from half way up, it was completely covered in thick fog. Standing at the base of Golden Summit statue, one could only see the bottom third of it. A great disappointment, especially after...More

1  Thank marigor
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Emei Shan is one of the four Buddhist sacred mountains of China. It is simply beautiful and amazing. We were only there for a day trip hence we took the shuttle bus and cable car to go up the mountain. The temperature could vary a...More

1  Thank sundaybrunch
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Huge mountain with many small temples and treat on the top. Amazing buddha status with temples surrounding. There are cable cars to get up top with about 15mins hiking with easy steps after Cable car which make it easy to hike. Tried going very early...More

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Anna A
I recently walked to Machu Picchu in S.America, I found the walk to Dead Womans Pass ....slow, because of the altitude !! Is Mt Emei similar altitude wise ?
17 June 2017|
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Response from Coalatree | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been to Machu Picchu so I don't know how difficult is it there. I an my opinion there is no breathing problem due to high altitude. Just be prepared to walk lot of stairs.
Old age, can't hike too much, still want to go Is there a more lazy way to enjoy
4 May 2017|
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Response from iamface | Reviewed this property |
not possible to reach summit within 5min walk after drop off cable car. but yes you could pay money to hire some porter who will take you up to the summit but depends on how you weight as that transportation tool all done by... More
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hi, nice review. so if you get to mt. emei early, then take a bus from baoguo to wannian, visit the temple then walk to leidong ping, then take the cable car round trip to the summit. then go back to baoguo from leidong ping by bus. you can do it in just 1 day? and i heard about the monkeys, i'm scared of monkeys, will i be passing them while walking from wannian to leidong ping? thx a lot..
14 December 2016|
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Response from DTG59 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The walking is in my opinion too much for one day to enjoy what you will be passing and seeing. The monkeys are only a problem if they become agitated - the bigger problem is the number of people trying to see them.