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Mount Emei Walking Tour

2 Days Mount Emei Leisure Hiking Tour from Chengdu

Leisure Walking at Sacred Mountain

This hiking tour is specially-designed for those who are seeking for a leisure way to hike Mount Emei in stead of taking the very challenging routes. But you won't miss the breathtaking natural beauty and the Buddhist culture because all the highlights on the mountain are covered. The amazing sunrise and sea of cloud in a fine day will be a lifetime memory.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoy two leisure and scenic hikings in a single trip: Qingyin Pavilion to Wannian Temple (about 1.5 hours), Leidongpint to Golden Summit (about 2 hours);
  • Have chance to witness the most beautiful three wonders of Mount Emei - Cloud Sea, Sunrise and Sunset;
  • 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

Price:
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  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:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-EHT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Chengdu - Leshan Giant Buddha - Mount Emei ( L )

This morning you will make a stirring visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is not only the most important panda scientific research center, but also dwelling home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. Walk at leisure through the bamboo framed paths, and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, climbing trees, etc. Be sure to not miss the chance to visit the most adorable panda babies in the nursery rooms and panda kindergartens. There is also a very informative Panda Museum for you to learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas.

Following the pandas, you will drive 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 71m; while the head is 14.7m high and 10m wide, ear is 7meters high, 28 meters between knees and insteps. Its insteps can hold over a hundred people. You may be wondering why the such a giant Buddha was built? It is said to have been built to calm the turbulent waters that plagued passing boats and killed many people each year in ancient time. 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 45mins to Emeishan City to check in your hotel. Have a good rest for tomorrow’s Mount Emei hiking.

Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stageCute Pandas Living in Their Natural Environment
Day 2 Mount Emei Hiking ( B )

Hiking Sections of today: Qingyin Pavilion – Wannian Temple (about 1.5~2 hours); Leidongping – the Golden Summit (about 1.5~2 hours).

Get up early to have breakfast and pack well, then go to Emeishan Tourist Center to take an eco-bus to Wuxiangang Parking Lot. You will start hiking from the parking lot, towards the tranquil Qingyin Pavilion which is one of the most beautiful places in Mount Emei. Spend some time there to explore ancient temples there, then keep walking about 2km/2hrs to Wannian Temple. The best highlights of this section is to enjoy the quiet and wild natural scenery in the lower area of Mount Emei.

After about 2-hour hiking, you will reach Wannian Temple. This Buddhist temple is one of the most ancient temples on Mount Emei. Its treasure is a bronze statue of Bodhisattva Puxian sitting on a white elephant gifted from kingdom of Thailand, which highly represents the foundry art practiced during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279).

Spend about 1 hour seeing temples, then walk down to Wannian Temple Parking Lot to take an eco-bus directly up to Leidongping, which takes about 2 hours. Leidongping is located at the upper region of Mount Emei with an elevation of 2430m. You will have a lunch at Leidongping before setting out for the final hiking to the mountain top.

After lunch, hiking about 1.5km (0.5hr) from Leidongping to Jieyin Hall (Cable car station) where regular tourists will take cable car up to Golden Summit while you will take the less-crowded steps to hike up to the mountain top. Some sections are very steep. You have to walk carefully and slowly. However, don’t worry too much as all steps are well-paved. After getting to Taizi Ping, the paths get flat with little uprising, leading you to Golden Summit along beautiful wild forest. Once you get to the Golden Summit, the first view appearing in front of you is a towering multi-faced golden statue (48m) of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. Next to the golden statue sits the bronze Huangzang Temple which is the first temple established on Mount Emei whose history can be traced back to 1st century CE. You can stroll around the Golden Summit to explore Buddhist architecture and tradition, and enjoy panoramic view of Mount Emei and surrounding.

Sightsee around 1.5 hours on the Golden Summit area, then descend by cable car to Leidoping and take Eco-Bus again back to the tourist center. Your private car is ready to transfer you back to Chengdu (about 2hrs).

Aerial View of Wannian TempleElegant beauty of the Double Flying Bridges at Qingying PavilionEmei Mountain Golden Summit View

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