3 days Mount Emei in-depth tour

⇀ Leshan
⇀ Mount Emei
⇀ Chengdu
Spend two days at Mount Emei to have an in-depth tour including the visits to half mountain of Wannian Temple and the Golden Summit of the Golden Statue. Additionally, you will also visit the Panda Base in Chengdu and the Giant Buddha at Leshan.
3 days
Culture and Heritage
Trip code
From CN¥ 2,300 per person

Leshan Grand Buddha is the biggest sitting Buddha in the world. And it was begun to built in 713AD in Tang Dynasty, took more than 90 years to finish this huge statue. And it sits at Lingyue Mountain, at the Giant Buddha Cliff, you will find out a lot of stunning small buddha caves, you will be astonished by this human project. 

Mt.Emei lies in the southern area of Sichuan basin. It is one of the four sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. It is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious and is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. There are two scenic areas at Mt.Emeish, one is at half of Mountain - most temples, pavilions are at the below half mountain, also the monkey area. The other is the main peak- Golden summit, which is 3099 meters above the sea level, seemingly reaching the sky. Standing on the top of it, you can enjoy the snowy mountains in the west and the vast plain in the east. In addition in Golden Summit there are four spectacles: clouds sea, sunrise, Buddha rays and saint lamps. 

Leshan Grand Buddha and Mt.Emei both were enlisted in the world natural and cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 1996.

Day 01 :
Chengdu / Panda Base / Leshan Grand Buddha / Mt.Emei


Be met & pick up at the hotel around 7:30 and drive to Chengdu Panda Base. The Panda Base is located about 10km away from downtown Chengdu, there are about 50 pandas living here, here you will approach the pandas and take a closer look and even take a photo with them if you want. Morning is the best time to see pandas since it is their feeding time, which they are at their most active. Afterward drive to Leshan, upon arrival at Leshan, you will have lunch at one of the local restaurants. Leshan food is regarded as the most delicious food in Sichuan. 

After lunch, you will be arranged to have a boat tour (about 1 hour) to visit Leshan Grand Buddha, which is the biggest sitting Buddha in the world. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world with a 71-meter height. Carved on the cliff face, the sculpture is well designed with perfect balance and effective water drainage system. Later afternoon, drive to Mt.Emei, check in and have a good rest. Overnight Emeishan Hot-spring Hotel (4-star hotel). 

Day 02 :
Full Day Sightseeing at half mountain Scenic Area of Emei (B)

After breakfast drive to visit Baoguo Temple, then take the local sightseeing bus to Wannian bus Park, upon arrival you can choose to take a cable car or walk about 40 minutes to Wannian Temple, which was built in Tang Dynasty and is the biggest temple at Emei scenic area. Afterward walking to visit Qingying Pavilion, Niuxin Temple along the way to Monkey area. Emei Shan is very famous for monkeys, but please be careful of them. 

Lunch will be at Wuxiangang, then take a local sightseeing bus up to Leidongping (1.5 hours). From Leidongping you need to walk about 15 minutes to Jieyin Hall, there take a cable car to Golden Summit (or if you choose to walk up, then it takes about 2-3 hours).

Free explore Golden Summit, and if  the weather is good, you may see Buddha Rays and saint lamps. Overnight at Golden Summit hotel ( 3 star hotel).

Day 03 :
Golden Summit / Chengdu ( B)

Early Morning go to see sunrise at Golden Summit, visit the Huazang temple, Golden summit Buddha Statue. In a clear day you will also see the Gongga Mountain which is the highest peak in Sichuan, called 'the King of Shu'. After lunch take sightseeing bus down to Baoguo Si bus park, our driver will meet you there and drive back to Chengdu. End your tour once you arrive at your hotel in Chengdu.

2 Persons
3 Persons
4-6 Persons
Mid Nov. to Mar.
Regular price
CN¥ 3,500
CN¥ 2,800
CN¥ 2,300
Apr. to Jun.
Regular price
CN¥ 3,700
CN¥ 3,000
CN¥ 2,500
Jul. to mid Nov.
Regular price
CN¥ 3,900
CN¥ 3,200
CN¥ 2,700

Tour notes:

The tour price listed is not valid during the Chinese public holidays such as: May 1st to 6th, Oct.1st to 7th, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). Please confirm dates with one of our Travel Advisors.
Please note prices are based in CNY.
The tour price listed is not valid for times of special conferences in Chengdu such as the Candy & Spirits Fair, Books Expo., etc. Please confirm dates with one of our Travel Advisors.

General inclusions:

All required government taxes and fees.
Your selection of 3, 4 or 5 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
Round-trip Cable car to Mount Emei's Golden Summit.
Sightseeing bus ticket at Everest Base Camp (E.B.C.) - 25 RMB per person. If you prefer you can hike up.

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Lucy Tan
Lucy Tan
Mon, 02/27/2017

Are cable-car rides, bus-fares, and meals included in the price of $330? And how many people per group do you take? There will be 3 of us and the travel date will be in October. Thanks and best regards, Lucy

Replied by
Tagong grassland by July Yuki
Yuki Yi
Tue, 02/28/2017

In reply to by Lucy Tan (not verified)

Hello Lucy,
Thanks for contacting us!
The price of 330 USD has included cable-car rides, bus-fares, but not daily lunch and dinner (only the breakfast which provided by the hotels). It is based 4-6 persons travel in off season from mid November to March.
Please kindly note that this 3 Days Mount Emei In-depth Tour is a private tour route instead of join-in group route, namely the tour will be calculated based on 3 of you in the private tour.
I have sent you all the details via Email, please have a look and feel free to share your comments and thoughts on it.
Look forward to your reply soon.
Kind Regards,

Lycoris Yang
Lycoris Yang
Thu, 04/10/2014

Hi Stella,
Thank you for your comments.Regarding your question, I'd suggest you fly to Guangzhou after 6 p.m. in Day 3. And I've already sent you an email with details of this tour yesterday. Please check it and let me know if you have any further questions on it.
Looking forward to hearing from you :)
Best Regards,

Sun, 04/06/2014

We are interested in the 3 day tour. On the third day, we need to go to the airport and fly to Guangzhou. We have not bought our air tickets yet. What would be a good estimate for us to arrive at the airport.

Fri, 10/18/2013

Hi I would like to know at what time do we arrive back at our hotel back in chengdu.
Thank you

Replied by
Murphy Feng
Fri, 10/18/2013

In reply to by Ruth (not verified)

Hello Ruth,

Nice to hear from you again! Guess you have got my previous email :)

Regarding your question, this tour is a private tour only for you, so it's quite flexible. Normally you would get back to your hotel in Chengdu before dinner, but if you have any specific requirements about it please let us know and we could accommodate your requests accordingly.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any further questions on this trip and I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.