Hiking and Sightseeing on Sacred Mount Emei

Hiking and Sightseeing
on Sacred Mount Emei

Experience a natural high at Mount Emei, a sacred Buddhist mountain. Trek to the Golden
Summit for far-reaching views; visit the ancient Wannian Temple; and relax in the
serene surroundings of Qingyin Pavilion surrounded by streams and trees.


The 3,099-metre-tall Mount Emei is one of four sacred Buddhist mountains in China. This mysterious mountain is traditionally regarded as a place of enlightenment and is believed to be where Buddhism was first introduced into China. This holy mountain is covered with lush forests and tumbling waterfalls where mischievous Tibetan macaques roam freely.

The hillsides are dotted with revered Buddhist temples that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Every morning, streams of pilgrims armed with joss sticks conquer the steep stairs and swarm into the countless monasteries. From the main peak, known as the Golden Summit, you can look out over snowy mountains to the west and the vast plain to the east.


Hiking and Sightseeing on Sacred Mount Emei

08:00 - 17:00

Today, you will get to experience a natural high. The driver and guide will collect you from the hotel and head out of the city to Emeishan, a journey of about two-and-half hours. Upon arrival at Mount Emei, which sits on the edge of the Sichuan Basin, you will drive part way up the mountain. Then set out on foot for a hike up to the Golden Summit. Photograph the epic golden statue that rises 480-metres-high and enjoy the far-reaching views.

Wannian Temple, which dates back to the 4th century, is one of the largest temples on the mountain. Throughout its history, this ancient temple has endured several strong earthquakes but still remains standing and is now believed to be a miracle of Chinese architecture. You can wander through the temple complex to see a beautiful bronze statue of Puxian riding an elephant. Over 1,000-years-old, this intimidating statue is eight-metres-high and weighs over 62 tonnes.

On lower Mount Emei you will visit Qingyin Pavilion, which was built by a Buddhist monk during the Tang Dynasty. The pavilions, towers and corridors of this serene garden temple are located on a wild rocky outcrop around a fast-flowing stream. The pavilion serves as the ideal location to appreciate the surrounding valleys and forests in peace and contemplation.

Lunch is at a local restaurant. At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside downtown Chengdu. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as the Panda Research Centre, Qingcheng Shan District, the Dujiangyan District, any cruise and ferry terminal and Chengdu International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths
  • This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions
  • It is recommended to bring a rain coat, good walking shoes, insect repellent and a water bottle with you


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