With several of my best friends, I visted Mount Emei for the third time. For me, this was the best experience in Emei – cozy birthday party of friend, spectacular hiking in rainy day, unexpected sunshine, amazing cloud sea, holy Buddha statues…
We took the night high-speed train from Chengdu to Emeishan Train station which is conveniently located at the foot of Mountain Emei, then accommodated in a youth hotel in Baoguosi area.
On the next day, we took sightseeing bus to visit Wannian Monastery, then hiked up the rock steps to Xiaxiangchi for accommodation. The whole hiking took us about 8 hours.
We got up at 7 am. After breakfast, we started today’s hiking to the top of Emei- Golden Peak. The weather was quite good – sunny,clean and fresh. Everything looked fabulous in the sunshine. We spent nearly 4 hours walking up to the cable systems. We were a little bit tired, so took the cable car to the Golden Peak which took us straight to the peak within 5 minutes. We spent about two hours having fun,taking photos. Then walked down to Leidongping for the bus back to Baoguosi.