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Asia » China » Sichuan » Emei Shan March 23rd 2007

One of the 4 sacred mountains of China. Typically they are a chain of summits, very high, with gloruis view and temples are spread over and piligrims come to pray. Eami shan (shan = mountain) is almost 3100m high. It is cloudy both in off/on seasons and it is probably impossibple to see a good sunrise anytime - but the pictures in the brosures are mashu mashu. In our case the off season disadvantage is the low temprature at night - we're talking minus. Again, from chengdu we took a 2 hours bus to the village below the mountain. The mountain "mitromem" form 500m hight to 3500m - so this should be a very hard klimbing. To avoid that, we took a bus that takes you directely to the summit - well 2 hours from ... read more
The temple at the summit
A little foggy, but still...
The never ending way down

Asia » China » Sichuan » Emei Shan March 17th 2007

The Never Ending Stairs of Emei Shan Asia » China » Sichuan » Emei Shan By Joe and Rocio March 17th 2007 Joe & Rocio St. Clair-Ford(2-day step-climbing and 1-day descending!) Escaleras infinitas de Emei Shan. (2 dias subiendo escalones y 1 dia bajando!)... read more
One of the eight Temples
Another Buddhist Temple
Monkey Valley

Asia » China » Sichuan » Emei Shan November 23rd 2006

howdie, na jiuzhaigou en songpan zijn we via chendu afgezakt naar leshan en emei shan. Vee gebus dus, maar wie zijn wij om te klagen. enfin, leshan = enorme boeddha, en emei shan = enorme berg met tempels op. Vooral emei shan was zeer mooi, ook weer in de sneeuw, en de gouden top was prachtig in de zon. Op deze berg zitten ook veel apen (in de sneeuw dus) die nogal gierig naar uw zak kunnen graaien, maar we hebben gelukkig niets meten afstaan aan de monkey douane (de chinezen daarentegen met hun eten werden quasi aangevallen, slimme dieren dus). We hebben op de berg ook geslapen in een boeddhistiche tempel, weeral pokkekoud, en deftig afgezet geweest door de monikken voor het eten, maar wel een leuke plek. Voor onze reisroute tot nu (als het ... read more
emei shan olifanty
emei gold
emei summit

Asia » China » Sichuan » Emei Shan November 20th 2006

we hadden onze zakken zo licht mogelijk gepakt, met het oog op goed weer, maar daar kregen we een beetje spijt van toen we met onze bus in een monsterfile stilstonden en de chauffeur met koorden probeerde de sneeuwkettingen aan een band van de bus probeerde vast te maken. Enfin, met enkele uren vertraging zijn we dan toch van Jiujaigou in songpan geraakt. Jiuzaigou was ook al koud, maar daarom niet minder mooi: Er is een groot nationaal park met bossen en meren (en ook veel chinese bustoeristen). Songpan was ook geweldig, omdat het daar overal vol sneeuw lag. We waren daar eigenlijk per ongeluk terecht gekomen omdat de bus die we naar een verdere plek wouden pakken vol zat, maar we hebben er geen spijt van gehad. We hadden het geluk dat de zon scheen,en ... read more
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Jiuzhaigou
paardjes

Asia » China » Sichuan » Emei Shan May 25th 2006

After a relaxing day at Chengdu, we took a bus to Emei Shan, about 2 hours from Chengdu. The place we stayed at was called the Teddy Bear Hotel. Not sure where the name came from. The manager of the hotel, Andy, was quite helpful in outlining routes to climb the mountain. He was also very talkative about his hotel unfortunately he was not very intelligble so we did a lot of nodding and "that's nice" not having any idea what he said. Day 1: Stairway to heaven? There are two main routes to the top of the moutain. Typically, people take 2 or 3 days for the ascent and descent. We decided on taking a bus quite a ways up the first day. Going into the "hike", we knew that it was going to be ... read more
That's why they call it the Golden Summit
A much prettier path around Emei Shan
Up close & personal

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Asia » China » Sichuan » Emei Shan April 28th 2006

I have spent the past four days in a town called Emei, which lies at the base of Emei Shan (Mt. Emei), about 150 km. south of Chengdu. My goal was to climb to the summit of Emei Shan, which is at about 3100 meters above sea level, while starting at about 500 meters above sea level. I decided to challenge myself a bit, while I’m passing the time in China, but I may have over-done it a bit. The Lonely Planet says to allow oneself three days to ascend and descend Emei Shan and since I know I am in lousy shape, I gave myself those three days. However, I managed to climb it in two and a half days, but it was pure torture. In typical Chinese fashion, the mountain had a path, with ... read more
Where I'd been
Emei Shan Map
Back towards the summit

Asia » China » Sichuan » Emei Shan April 21st 2006

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More Tourists
Aerial View of a Monestary
Yet more steps




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