Mount Emei Walking Tour

4 Days Mount Emei In-depth Hiking Tour


From Qingyin Pavilion to the Golden Summit - this is the most popular and challenging hiking trails which need at least two days to finish. While, the hiking is also a journey of sightseeing and culture exploration. Many highlight attractions are situated along the road, such as Qingyin Pavilion, Xixiangchi Temple, Leidongping, Golden Summit, etc.

Highlights of this tour

  • The best challenging walking trip for those who interesting in mountain climbing;
  • Witness the most beautiful landscapes of Mt.Emei.

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:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu – Mt. Emei

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After breakfast, your private guide and the driver will pick you up at your hotel to Mt. Emei, the most sacred mountain in Sichuan province.

After a 2.5-hour driving, you will arrive at your hotel at the foot of Mt. Emei. You can take a little break at your room.

At the afternoon, you will visit the Baoguo Temple, the biggest temple of Mt. 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 is the 25-ton bronze Bell, reputedly the second largest bell in China. While traveling deeper into the temple, you can have different views of Mt. Emei.

The Gate of Baoguo Temple
Day 2 Mt. Emei Hiking ( B)

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Hiking  Sections of today: Qingyin Pavilion – Xixiangchi Lake (about 8 hours)

Today, your driver will take you to Qingyin Pavilion where you will start hike about 32km to the final stop of today - Xixiangchi Lake. It is a little challenging, but full of interesting things to do.

After breakfast, start hiking from Qingyin Pavillion to the first stop - Hongchunping(6km). On route, you will pass the famous Ecological monkey area which is home to about 300 wild monkeys. Keep walking about 15km upward to Xianfeng Temple which may be a challenge for your energy because the paths on this section are very steep. Then you can take a rest in Xianfeng Temple, and have a lunch. Continue with another annoying path which takes you to get down from 1800 meters to a lower place of 1400 meter, and then climb up to another place of 1800 meters. After some up and downs, you will get to Xixiangchi Temple.

Accommodate at Xixiangchi Monastery.

Xixiangchi Monastery
Day 3 Mt. Emei ( B )

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Get up early to see the beautiful sunrise, and have breakfast offered by monastery, then start to hike to Leidongping. This section is relatively relaxing which is also a great experience to enjoy the clean fresh airs, explore some aged wild huge trees, or see the beautiful azaleas. After about 7.5 km's walking, you will reach Leidongping. Leidongping has some better restaurants for you to have a feast meal. Then you have to take the last hiking up to the Golden Summit.

The Golden Summit (altitude: 3077 m) 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.

Emei Mountain Hiking
Day 4 Mt. Emei - Chengdu ( B )

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Don't miss the breathtaking sunrise on the Mount Emei which usually starts around 6 o'clock. After the sunrise, the rest time is yours to explore the Golden Summit.

Last, take the cable car down from Golden Summit to Leidongping, then catch one of the eco bus to visit the Wanniansi Temple. Wannian Temple is one of the most ancient temples on Mount Emei. The highlight of the temple is a bronze statue of Bodhisattva Puxian sitting on a white elephant. The lotus flowers as well as the six-tusked elephant are well proportioned and extremely vivid, which highly represent the foundry art practiced during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279).

Your driver will pick you up, and escort you back to Chengdu.

Mount Emei Sunrise

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