Mount Emei Walking Tour

3 Days Mount Emei Classic Walking Tour (Eastern Route)

Eastern Route from Wannian Temple to Golden Summit

If you want to enjoy the fun of walking, and also want to visit the best attractions on the Mount Emei. This is the trip. You will hike from Wannian Temple to the Golden Summit with a total distance of about 28km, which is known as the Eastern Route. On route, you will explore the breathtaking scenery of Mount Emei, but also visit many interesting Buddhist temples.

Highlights of this tour

  • Relatively easier hiking route from Wannian Temple to Golden Summit with many places to see;
  • Have chance to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise on the Golden Summit of Mount Emei;
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Leshan Giant Buddha which is the largest and tallest stone-carved statue of Buddha in the world and walk down the plank road to the feet of the Giant Buddha for a closer view;

Basic Trip Information

  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Mount Emei
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
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Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu - Leshan Giant Buddha - Mt. Emei

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel, then be driven about 2 hours from Chengdu to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Leshan Giant Buddha which is the largest and tallest stone-carved statue of Buddha in the world. It was carved during AD713~803 on a mountain rock cliff by the river, with its head reaching to the mountain top and its feet standing next to the river. The total height is 71 meters; while the head is 14.7meters high and 10 meters wide, ear is 7meters high, 28 meters between knees and insteps. Its insteps can hold over a hundred people. On the right cliff of the Giant Buddha, there is a plank road built along with the Giant Buddha. From the top to foot, the plank road has nine turns, thus it’s called Nine Bends Plank Road. The widest part of the road is 1.45m and the narrowest part is only 0.6m, and there are 217 stone steps in total. You will walk down the plank road to the feet of the Giant Buddha for a closer view.

After the Giant Buddha visit, drive about a half hour to Baoguo Temple, the biggest temple of Mount Emei at the mountain foot. It has several serene gardens with rare plants, a library of sutras and a huge porcelain Buddha. Another famous historical relic in the temple is the 25-ton bronze Bell, reputedly as the second largest bell in China. While traveling deeper into the temple, you will enjoy different views of Mount Emei.

Lastly, drive to check in your hotel. Have a good rest for tomorrow’s Mount Emei trip which has some walkings involved.

Baoguo Temple at the foot of Mount EmeiLeshan Giant Buddha in summer

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Day 2 Mt. Emei Eastern Route Hiking ( B )

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Hiking  Sections of today: Wanniansi Temple – Leidongping (22km/about 7~9 hours)

After breakfast, your driver will take you to Wanniansi Temple, which takes about 30 minutes. After arrival a the parking lot, you have to walk about 30 minutes to reach the Wanniansi Temple. Visit the Budhist halls, towers, beautiful gardens within 1 hour.

Leave Wanniansi Temple, and set out for the long hiking to Leidongping. First, hike about 12km from Wannian Temple to Jiulinggang. On route, you will meet two other old and peaceful Buddhist temples with little monks - Xixin Suo and Chu Dian. Jiulinggang is the jointing place where can join other travelers who go another way from Qingyin Pavilion. Keep hiking 2.5 km to see the Xixiangchi Temple. Take the last hiking of today to the  final destination Leidongping where you can get better accommodation and meals.

Xixiangchi Monastery
Day 3 Mt. Emei - Chengdu ( B )

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Hiking Sections of today: Leidongping - Golden Summit (7.5km/about 1.5~2 hours)

If you want to see the sunrise from the Golden Summit, you have to get up around 4 o'clock, and then hike about 2 hours to reach the Golden Summit. You can also take the earliest cable car(5am) up to the Golden Summit to catch the sunrise . If you are not interested in the sunrise, you don't have to get up very early.

The Golden Summit (altitude:3077m) is absolutely the highlight of every Emei Tour. Once you reach the top of the mountain, you will be amazed by the awe-inspiring view of Huazang Temple, which was constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1640) and restored in the 1970’s. There is the highest golden Buddha Statue of Puxian in the world, casting in copper and plated in Gold. Also, you will indulged in the spectacular view from the summit.

Last, take cable car down from Golden Summit to Leidongping, then catch a eco-bus to the tourist center. Your driver is ready to escort you back to Chengdu.

Magnificent Golden Summit on Mount Emei

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