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Mount Emei (Emeishan), Emeishan
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Gaze at a sea of clouds from a sacred Buddhist haven at Mount Emei (Emeishan), a World Heritage Site and home to over 200 endemic species. One of the most divine mountains in Buddhism, this 3,099 m (10,167 ft) peak features a giant gilded Samantabhadra statue supported by four elephants. Thousand-year-old trees, scenic waterfalls, and a number of observation points with spectacular scenery make this area a popular hiking spot for both pilgrims and tourists. As part of a national park, the mountain features a number of remarkable temples (home to many ancient martial arts styles), two of which are accessible by cable cars. Use our Emeishan vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Mount Emei (Emeishan) and other attractions in Emeishan.
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  • drive couple of hours, then walk a few kilometers and then take a vertical cable car. Suddenly you break the cloud cover and reach the top. walking a few hundred meters will suddenly bring you to a gr...  more »
  • Emeishan is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China and sits at the western rim of the Sichuan Basin. This holy mountain is also an United Nations Unesco World Heritage Site. This supposed ...  more »
  • In short: 1.5 days, long route, on foot great weather & great trip, extremely many Tepp levels costs high, comfortably down: student, half price: 90Y; Overnight stay in the temple (very easy): 30Y for dorm, but with acquaintances a double room for 100/2 got; vegetarian food in the temple: 20Y; Gondola down 55Y; Bus down 50Y conclusion: sure you cannot compare the hiking on the Mount Emei European mountaineering: where there is untouched nature in the Alps, here is a paved path. where else climb over stock and stone, are here stairs; where otherwise a lonely mountaintop Cross and occasional mountaineers, is a stunning temple with corresponding tourist storms here. But it is finally not to customize the mountain to his expectations, but to gain new experience. Route: I have the long way from the Baoguosi the Chunyang temple up to the Qinying Pavilion, the Xianfeng temple to the elephant bathing pool (overnight) and finally to the Golden Summit elected. To find the route is very easy, a map with Chinese characters helps to occasionally ask locals if uncertainties arise. Day 1: start 16:45 8:15, arrival. The start is not advertised though, there but several paths which all aimed first temple Fuhu. The way left next to the river is certainly the best and shortest. The Fuhu will also immediately was one of the great highlights and a foretaste of the Summit. Be sure to bring or do, if one opts for the short way! Unlike on our map, he is also on the way and means little detour. The path is relatively unspectacular to Qinying Pavilion and the temple can no longer keep up with the Fuhu. In between but also has a great view of the Emeishan - if you can't believe given the visible size, that you will be on the Summit after more or less a day. During the further hike, you can not see the Summit. The Pavilion you will that first time in contact with crowds. The trail winds through the mountains and ravines, really really nice. Here wait regularly small shops with snacks. When you stand on ribs and sausages to get full at his own expense, apples or mandarins should you buy in the city. I was traveling faster than most and had past squeeze me until once more or less active. By the feeling, it's worth used to run through this section before the large groups. After a leisurely start, let's properly with the stairs, to get properly sweat. The way is not to miss, you should be but physically more or less fit to also enjoy the whole thing. Who are considering to purchase a stair lift for his own Reihenmittelhaus to more easily reach the beer in the basement, then you better should take the bus. We have finally reached the elephant bathing pool after 8.5 h Temple. Temple visits and a cozy lunch were included. Take the shorter route from Wannian temple one - can reach the Summit according to the companions - in 7 h. Depending on the Bergfittness, you should probably plan more time on two routes with something, we were fast on the road! One can also contact the Yuxian Temple sleep, because it saves a good piece with neat rise at the end of the day. Accommodation: the rooms in the temples are very (!) just, the toilets and bathrooms even easier. Not for cleanliness fanatics - the bathroom is basically a missing flow in a cow shed-like room, the showers also uninviting. But, you can take a warm foot bath in the courtyard in large tubs - recommended, just ask for hot water. Otherwise, to survive the night very well. Eating there are from 17:30 18:30, come early is worthwhile because it draws itself from large containers and they quickly cool down in freezing temperatures. The beds are equipped with electric blankets - turn right on arrival and later get a warm bed. Even with significant negative grades it is not cold at night! Behind the temple, just outside of the gate, there is a small private hotel. The comfort seemed somewhat higher, in any case, the hardworking Mr has a decent menu, a warm oven and cold beer on offer. Day 2: 7:30 - 10: 00 (arrival of the peak) at Sunrise turns a the sky very nicely, we could not see then but unfortunately the sun itself. It was pretty icy at the beginning, the ice-covered bamboo shrubs look just great! Unfortunately many of the seemingly endless stairs are covered with ice, with appropriate caution but also without special equipment no problem. Generally it takes actually no hiking boots, as one enters only fortified underground running shoes or warm, comfortable shoes enough completely. The section after the elephant pool panorama very best take time to enjoy. From the bus station, the crowd starts again, the buses arrive every minute and are all full. It runs along the cliff and down and again looks great down. There's every 5 meters of souvenir and snack shops. Many monkeys, which rather brings to mind a corner pub as in wilderness. They are fed by the tourists with everything (sausage over filled biscuits up to Cola we saw everything on 50 m trail), therefore present some real belly sure here and grab what they can access. The most bipeds but then take the gondola and the way empties again. After short, steep climb, finally reached the Summit: the effort has paid off! The weather was really great and the mood thus - despite substantial effort - good and so the increase caused me great pleasure. When bad weather or a lower tolerance of suffering, the whole can be but also an annual ordeal. We met many hikers, who were much slower but still be sure wanted to come on the first day to the bus station to see the sunrise from the Summit. They had then but under physical exertion both evenings at least still run an hour in the dark as well as in the morning again. The value of a Sunrise - if also certainly beautiful - every man for himself must set... For people with time and a sense of coziness, I would suggest to divide my first day to two days. The second night should be then as far as possible up to the sunrise at Golden Summit to take and then also with the train & bus down to the Valley drive. The ticket is valid although officially only for two days, but that is no longer controlled.
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