Located 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Chengdu, Mt Emei is best visited in summer. Bitter cold and deep snow can render the summit inaccessible during winter, and the rudimentary heating capabilities of the monasteries can make for uncomfortable evenings. Another good time to visit is in early autumn, when travelers can peruse the myriad stone carvings along the trails and stave off the cool mists by hunkering down with a warm cup of green tea at any of the temple tea houses.
When venturing from Chengdu to Mt Emei, it's popular to combine the journey with a trip to the nearby Leshan Giant Buddha, which faces the mountain and shares its UNESCO World Heritage status.
Tours & Tickets
Spend two days visiting two different UNESCO World Heritage sites in Leshan on this all-inclusive tour! Your private guide will lead you on an exploration to ... Read more
Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 2 days, 1 night