This place is meant for tourist (whether local or overseas) and is well organized. there is bus shuttle service start every early for people who has interest to go to summit in the very early morning.
bus shuttle service to carpark nearest to summit take around 2 hrs thereafter walk around 1/2 hr to reach summit. it is beautiful at the summit but i went during china holiday, is crowded.
Mount Emei is a must to visit. Make sure you hiking prior to the travel, to train stamina in order to hike up to top of the mountain which like heaven.
Went there in January 2014 to climb Emei Shan, stayed at Hostel C (good choice). The town itself has not a lot to offer, except the mountain itself.
On our first day, we hiked all the way up to Yuxian Temple (exhausting but very nice, quiet and scenic). Slept the night at Yuxian Temple (room basic but good, food basic but not good). Next morning we continued our trek towards the summit (exhausting but very nice, quiet and scenic). At Leidongping bus depot, only an hour away from the top, hundreds of Chinese tourists joined our ascend. The tour groups go there by bus. The stairs were slippery, covered with snow/ice and the tourists were not really prepared. Wearing their slippers or high/heels, they tried to walk to the top. All the relaxing athmosphere has disappeared, starting with Leidongping bus station, so we decided not to join the crowd and return to town. The trek to Mount Emei is definitely to be recommended and really nice until you reach the uppermost bus station (Leidongping). Prepare yourself for not reaching the summit or a elbow-to-elbow walk for the last 1-2 hours.
An extremely busy place. A typical example of how the Chinese manage their tourist sites. Exorbitant entry fees and a Disneylandesque environment.
Suitable for people who wants to make merrit to buddha image as chinese style. Travel ticket and entry ticket including food are quite expensive.
Noisy people and always split on road including dropping wastes on road.
The coach ride up Mount Emei took about 2 hours, the road up is winding and if you are those prone to motion sickness, please be prepare.
They do stop half way for a short break. Before heading up there will be vendors selling gloves, spikes and bamboo pole, do get them if you heading up Mt. Emei (esp winter time), they will cost more than double up at the mountain. Went during winter, the view is spectacular, definitely worth all the hardship to get up there.
It is a very quaint mountain town - different from Emei town. They are geared to tourists, so there are plenty of good restaurants.
This place is out of control. Restaurant is pricy, bus ticket is not available. I don't recommend this place to anyone.
Famous mountain ,in januaty not crowded,nice winter experience,sking not really possible,only for first time users.