Many different maps have been distributed to tourists in this area for the last 20 years. The most popular map now is the best we’ve seen, but isn’t drawn to scale. Below we’ve included two different maps that, when used together, give you the best idea of how far it is (both distance and vertical climb) from one place to the next.
Of course there’s a lot here to look at, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call to arrange transportation, to ask for advice on where to go, or to borrow a walking stick for your journey up the mountain!
monkeys are dangerous
Monkeys in Emei Mt are aggressive after years of feeding by tourists. Please make sure you are not carrying and food, drinks or snacks in hands or in hand bags. Put them all in your backpack and zip safe.
Weather At the Summit
Since the summit has an elevation of 3099 metres, the weather changes quickly. It’s usually 10 degrees colder than at the mountain foot. Make sure you check the most updated weather before you start going to the Summit. The view truly depends on the weather condition. If lucky enough, you may see amazing mountain view with blue sky, or a sea of clouds after raining. It’s also possible that you barely see anything since the cloud and mist are just covering the summit.
Some of the monasteries are open for visitors to stay in their guest house but mostly for Buddhist followers. Baoguo Temple is located at the foot of Emei Mountain. With the best location, Baoguo Temple Guest House is open for travellers providing twin, triple and quadruple rooms – rooms are clean and basic with public shower room and washroom and wifi is available in the monastery. Please contact us if you wish to stay in Baoguo Monastery.
Visiting & Staying in A Monastery
There are some basic rules for visiting or staying in a monastery at Emei:
#1 Dress Code – it is quite casual but just make sure that you don’t dress too exposed. Shorts and t-shirts are fine.
#2 Photo Taking – please do not take photos while you are in a Buddhist Construction, neither taking photos of a monk.
#3 No smoking in the monasteries – many of them are built hundreds of years ago and the main material is wood.
#4 No drinking alcohol in the monasteries.
#5 Please don’t talk too loud while staying in a monastery