Emei town, Sichuan is about 150 km away from Chengdu and about 28 km from Leshan city. After the Leshan Grand Buddha, we leave for Emei Town and put a night at one of the 3 star rating hotel at the base of Mt. Emei which cost us 200 yuan per night before proceeding to Mt. Emei the next day.
In the morning, from the balcony of our hotel, we could see the snow at the tip of the mountains nearby. That was what we were actually hoping for at Mt. Emei. Our driver told us to be prepared with thick clothing when we are up there. He sent us to the local bus station where we took the public mini bus to the entrance of Mt. Emei. Upon reaching one of the hill top, we changed for a cable car for Jinding a.k.a. The Golden Summit.
From the cable car station at the top, we need to walk up the steep stone stairs to the tip of the mountain for another hour depending on our capabilities. The snow makes our walk more difficult and slippery. It was tiring too walking up the steep stairway.
At 3,099 m or 10,167 ft, Mt. Emei is the highest of the four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China.
Not only that the scenery is amazingly beautiful, the other wonderful thing to see at the top is that the Golden Summit is above the clouds. And I'm glad that I make it to the top of the Golden Summit.