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3 Days Mount Emei Winter Tour with Skiing and Hot Spring Experience

Snow Mountain Fun

Mount Emei is a mountain with striking natural scenery and Buddhist significance. Its cultural fragrance can be savored all the year around, but it takes on its most bright natural appearance in winter when you can not only feast on the snow-wrapped world with splendid scene but also have entertainment in the snow resort.

This 3 days winter tour offers you an amazing holiday in Emei Mountain. Starting from Chengdu, you will drive to Mount Emei with an awe-inspiring stop to see world’s largest Buddha statue – Leshan Giant Buddha. Then there comes the highlights of the whole trip, relaxing hot spring experience, happy snow activities, old Buddhist temples, far-reaching views of surrounding mountains, etc. Using the cable car to ascend and descend the mountain allows you to have enough time for sightseeing and snow fun.

Warm Tip: The snow period of Mount Emei usually ranges from November to Late March, and Emeishan Ski Resort always opend during December ~ Late March, please plan your winter holiday accordingly.

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-EWT-03
  • Price : from $467
    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.
  • Theme : Nature / Buddhism
  • Physical Demands :

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Observe the huge statue of Leshan Giant Buddha in close distant from a Liliputian perspective;
  • Enjoy a healing Hot Spring retreat in Emeishan, also stay a nice night at a fancy resort in the Hot Spring Scenic Area;
  • Take cable up to the Golden Summit (3079m) - the biggest highlight of Mount Emei, and walk leisurely around to see natural wonders;
  • Immerse yourself in the fairytale in snow-capped Emei Mountain and had a great time in Emeishan Ski Resort.
Itinerary Day by Day (Can Be Customized)
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Day 1 Chengdu - Leshan - Mount Emei (L)

Today's highlights: Leshan Giant Buddha, Baoguo Temple, Hot Spring

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 71m; while the head is 14.7m high and 10 meters 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 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.

After Baoguo Temple visit, you will drive to check in your hotel and be ready for a Hot Spring experience to relax your body.

Hot spring tips: ① Do not bathe in the hot water for too long; ② Don't go to the hot water when you are hungry or too full. ③ Please take off the metal ornaments on your body before entering the water; ④ It's better to bring your swimsuits otherwise the purchasable items in the hot winter center may be limited.

  • Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage
  • Baoguo Temple at the foot of Mount Emei Baoguo Temple at the foot of Mount Emei
  • Emeishan Hot Spring Enjoy Emeishan Hot Spring

Day 2 Mount Emei Sightseeing (B, L)

Highlights of today: Mount Emei, Golden Summit

This morning after breakfast, meet your tour guide and set out for Mount Emei. As one of the few World Heritage Sites of both cultural and natural heritages, Mount Emei is an enchanted combination of lush forest and cultural relics. It is one of the Four Great Buddhist Mountains in China, also the home to 5000 kinds of plants (more than the total plants of Europe) and over 2300 kinds of wild animals.

You will first take your private car to the tourist center, then shift on to an Eco-Bus which will take you up to the mountain top area in 1.5~2 hours. Once you reaching at Leidongping (2400m), keep on walking about 30mins along a mountain pass to the cable car station, along which you will have chance to see the wild monkeys. Take a cable car (about 5mins) up to the Golden Summit (3077m) which is the biggest highlight and very essence of Mount Emei. 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. In clear days, you can even see the snow-clad of Mount Gongga (7556m), Asia’s largest table mountain - Wawu Mountain and winding rivers flowing through Emeishan city. If weather permits, you will have luck to enjoy its magnificent wonder of Cloud Sea.

Sightsee around 1.5 hours on the Golden Summit area, then descend by cable car to Leidoping to check in your hotel. Have a good rest for tomorrow's skiing tour.

Winter travel tips: ① Please put your steps very carefully, and it's better to wear hiking shoes, crampons and use alpenstocks to keep balance because some paths may be very slippery after snow. ② It's recommended to take layers like a down jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves, for the temperature is very low in the early morning and nighttime.

  • Golden Summit Winter Beautiful Scenery of Golden Summit in Winter
  • Monkeys in Emei Mountain Monkeys in Emei Mountain
  • Emei Mountain Golden Summit View Emei Mountain Golden Summit View

Day 3 Mount Emei Departure (B, L)

Highlights of today: Emeishan Ski Resort

After breakfast, you will enjoy your skiing time in Mount Emei Ski Resort. As Sichuan’s first ski resort built in 1998, it is well-known for its surrounding natural beauty and well-equipped facilities. There are different areas designed for different skier’s needs, including skiing training area, some skiing and skateboard pistes (separated based on skiing levels), playing area and snow sculptures area for children. Just immerse yourself in the happy atmosphere and start your wonderful skiing experience. If you want more exciting experience, you can rent snowmobile, snow hovercraft and some other snowball-fighting equipment from the rental stores to help you play with snow to your full. (Important note: The cost skiing and other winter activities are not covered in our package. You can choose skiing plan according to your interest after arrival.)

After the enjoyable snow fun in Emeishan Ski Resort, you will take an Eco-bus to descent the mountain, then transfer to return to Chengdu or to catch your flight/train to next destination.

  • Emeishan Skiing Resort Happy Skiing Time in Emeishan Skiing Resort

Recommended Add-on Options

+3 days to explore the fairytale land - Jiuzhaigou

There is an old saying that "once you visited Jiuzhaigou, there is no need for you to see any other waterscape". Jiuzhaigou and its neighbor Huanglong grant you a memorable experience of nature wonder of wondrous water world, as the words say.

You will take a 45-minute flight from Chengdu directly to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport in the early morning. In the afternoon, you’ll go to Huanglong National Park, where densely scatters thousands of travertine color-ponds and flow streams. You’ll marvel at Huanglong Temple and fabulous Five-Color Ponds. In the second day, you will visit three beautiful valleys in Jiuzhaigou National Park. The third day is for you to depart from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu or other destinations.

Jiuzhaigou Autumn - Nuorilang

The quotation for this trip is from $467 Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

Check What our Customers Say...

Thanks Wing, we came back safely and had a great trip overall. We had great tour guide and driver whom we will recommend without doubt and we took the liberty to change the schedule as we toured, depending on the weather and situation, which suited us. I’m actually glad lightning struck, allowing us to spend the last night in XM, as I think 2 days and 1 night in the Tulou is more than sufficient. I’ll leave Chew to comment on your email but you can also take my comments here if you want. Thanks again !

Hi Wing,

Yesterday just before check out at Xiamen ,  i had already completed a detailed questionnaire form and handed over to Adam.

(1)  How do you like our tour arrangements and are you willing to recommend our service to your friends?

Yes, it was good service from tour coordinator, tour guide and driver. They are all very professional and good people.  I will recommend to friends for sure.  

(2)  Do you have some suggestions for us to improve our service?

The initially proposed 3D2N itinerary is an overkill of Tulou visits.   The original plan was such that we visit Chu Xi on Day 3, but Chu Xi is the furthest (3 hours) from Xiamen, so it doesnt make too much sense cos it would be a mad rush if guests are rushing to fly off on Day 3.    Our tour guide Adam adapted the itinerary, we cut down the more commercialized tulous and he even  included He Keng Tulou which is the place that Hollywood Mulan was filmed in, that was a real treat.   

From our experiences, if we fly into Xiamen by 9am, we would have 2 full days of Tulou visits, which is more than sufficient.  First nite at HeRongZhuang was a good experience, the staff are very hospitable and room was very nice.   Second nite at Prince Hotel there was power failure, and after being in the dark for 4 hours, we decided to check out and drove to Xiamen.  We were on the road from 9.30pm to 12 midnight.  I think it would be better if the itinerary just have first nite in Tulou and second nite in Xiamen, with Day 3 in Xiamen.  

(3)  If you want to do travel again in China, would you like to use our service again?

Yes.  I would certainly consider

 

Regards

Chew - 2020.09.23‚ Singapore, September 23, 2020

Dear Wing,

The hotel is beautiful. We took a walk around and end up having dinner in the hotel. It's very nice.

We got back to the hotel a while ago. We enjoyed the trip with Sara very much. She is a lovely woman like you. And once again thank you very much for the lovely souvenirs.

Werawan - 2020.09.23‚ Japan, September 23, 2020

Dear Johnson,

Sorry for my late reply.

We were really very happy with the whole trip to Yunnan province. It was very special and we still talk about it a lot.

The program you suggested was great, and we had a fantastic time. Everything was flawless, convenient and no long waiting times.

We specifically liked:

  • Your responsiveness
  • That the guides are locals and can really introduce the local culture to the guests.
  • That the guides were flexible in the day to day arrangements
  • English skills of all guides were excellent!
  • That the guides take pictures J
  • The driver Mr. Yu was super. We felt very safe

Alice was fantastic. We enjoyed that she told us about her village, family etc. to help us to understand the Bai culture better. We liked her personal style. It felt like walking around with a friend, joking and having a good time.

Tom also made the Lijiang experience a very memorable one. He also opened up, reflected and gave us great insight in traditions and culture of Naxi. He knows everyone.

The best about Aten was that he made some suggestions how to optimize the program and how to avoid tourist crowds. He loves to talk to the guests, exchange ideas and make this a mutual learning experience.

We would without any doubt recommend your agency. We consider to book trips with you in the future.

Thank you very much for everything.

 

Best regards,

Christine

Christine - 2020.09.21‚ Germany, September 21, 2020

Hi Vivien,

Yes it was great. Bruce handled everything for us including assisting us with our hotel arrangements and our transportation the following morning. The mountain itself was beautiful.

Matthew - 2020.09.21‚ USA, September 21, 2020

Hi Riley,

Thanks for the follow up. Again, we are so happy with the trip and the services. Tour guide very good, car and driver very good and the places we visited are really nice. Also lunch was good.

Alejandro - 2020.09.21‚ Mexico, September 21, 2020
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  • Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage
  • Baoguo Temple at the foot of Mount Emei Baoguo Temple at the foot of Mount Emei
  • Emeishan Hot Spring Emeishan Hot Spring
  • Golden Summit Winter Golden Summit Winter
  • Monkeys in Emei Mountain Monkeys in Emei Mountain
  • Emei Mountain Golden Summit View Emei Mountain Golden Summit View
  • Emeishan Skiing Resort Emeishan Skiing Resort

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