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Jiuzhaigou + Emei Shan in 5 days - possible ?

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Jiuzhaigou + Emei Shan in 5 days - possible ?

Hey all,

I was wondering if my itinerary makes sense: we've got 5 full days to travel in Sichuan. We wouldn't pass on Jiuzhaigou so I figured that it would require about 2-3 days including transportation (I thought to go up by bus to avoid altitude sickness and fly back to Chengdu), that would leave me about two days for Emei Shan, including transportation (and fly out of Chengdu on the fifth day) - meaning, one day for Emei Shan, that's net (by bus & cable car only, I'm aware).

I would like to know if my itinerary as mentioned is possible or it would be better to skip on Emei Shan. Thanks !

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1. Re: Jiuzhaigou + Emei Shan in 5 days - possible ?

Your plan works.Three days for Jiuzhaigou tour,go there by bus,and back to Chengdu by plane on the third day.You can catch bus directly to Emei once when you land in Chengdu airport.Then spend a whole day to see Emei on the 4th day.

If you are not so interested in religion but more fond of nature,Mt Qingcheng is a substitute of Emei.

Edited: 17 January 2014, 03:16
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2. Re: Jiuzhaigou + Emei Shan in 5 days - possible ?

Mt. Emei is overrated except that you are very interested in Buddhism. I suggest Jiuzhaigou for 2 nights (one nights/two full day even works), Chengdu one day, Leshan Giant Buddha one day. It's all right to get to JZG by bus and return by flight. If not on a tight budget i would simply do the both ways all by flight.

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3. Re: Jiuzhaigou + Emei Shan in 5 days - possible ?

Thank you both for your responses.

OrientalRed - My budget is not tight at all, but we're coming to Sichuan out of Beijing, and I wouldn't like to go from 200m to 3500m within two hours, that's the only reason for taking the 10 hour bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou.

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