Everest Base Camp Trekking

In a world with the human population of 7.5 billion, Everest is called the tallest standing peak at the elevation of 8,848 meters. There is seldom a chance to find someone who is unaware of this name in this generation. Located in the southern part of Asia in a beautiful country Nepal, Mt. Everest, also known in Nepali as Sagarmatha is the most heard word in the trekking world. In the year 1953, late Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first two people to climb the tallest peak on the planet. As a great adventurer and a man with the heart of gold, Sir Edmund Hillary motivated and inspired the coming generation by telling stories about how greatly satisfied he was to get to top of the world. Hundreds of trekkers are following on his footprint since then. However, there are also a lot of people whose dream of reaching the top of the world remains unachievable because of some or the other issues. In such case, Everest Base Camp trek is the best alternative.

Everest Base Camp Trek is for all kinds of trekkers including those who’re doing it for the first time. Don’t believe when people say that you can’t do it. Guides and trainers with years of experience will always be there to instruct and assist you. Once you reach the gateway to Everest, which is Lukla, you will be provided with the guides who will lead you to your destination and bring you back safe and sound. The trek starts off from Lukla (2860 m) heading to Monzo at the elevation of 2804 m. You always have an option to move on or take rest depending on the situations at any point of your expedition. Acclimatization is essential which is why there are hotels and lodges on the way to the top. A rest for day or two is entertained however; keep in mind that it will only lengthen your trekking days. From Monzo, we head straight to the small town in the mountains called Namche Bazar. It is a major hub for people living in mountains. Here in the Namche Bazar, you will stay a night and move up again early in the next morning. Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche are other villages en route to the base camp. At 5,360 meters above sea level is the Everest Base Camp. The journey uphill gives you the taste of pure nature. The golden paddy fields, dense intense rhododendron forests and white mountains encircling around you, what more can you ask for? The smell of those dew-wet grass in the morning will somehow remain locked in your brain or heart. People are believed to have come back recalling all the memories they were able to create in the mountains during their unforgettable Everest Base Camp Trek. Besides nature, the other thing people praise is the ethnic Sherpa culture. Sherpas have been in mountains for as long as the time when human existence was found. They keep the mountains alive. Enjoy your vacation getting to know these legends of Earth.

Itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel


Day 2  Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m),  and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hours


Day 3  Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hours


Day 4  Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m)


Day 5  Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m). 5-6 hours


Day 6  Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m). 5-6 hours


Day 7   Rest at Dingboche /hiking to Chhukung Village (4730m).


Day 8  Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m). 5-6 hours


Day 9  Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep Everest base camp (5364m) and return to Gorakshep (5170m). 6-7 hours


Day 10  Ascend to Kalapatthar (5550m) & descend to Pheriche (4243m). 6 hours


Day 11  Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3440m). 6 hours


Day 12  Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m). 5-6 hours


Day 13  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and take rest.


Day 14  Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley


Day 15  Transfer to airport for departure to home.

 

Additional Information:

Regarding this trip, we are trying to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779860197727 if you want to talk. Alternatively, please contact us  via our email :-Himalayangatewaytrek@gmail.com

Itinerary Detail

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel We heartily welcome you to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative waiting you outside, greets you with great reverence and earnestly transfers you to the hotel. Before dinner, you could walk around Thamel or spend time as you wish. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 02 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m), have a lunch and trek to Phakding (2652m). 3-4 hoursEarly morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla has a tiny airstrip and the scenic flight duration is just above 40 minutes. Upon landing, while the guides and porters will divide the baggage and you can have a good look around and take picture. Depending upon when we land at Lukla, we might even have our lunch there. From Lukla, we walk to Phakding village. The walk is fairly easy and we will stay overnight in Phakding. We can spend our evening strolling around the village.


Day 03 Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m). 5-6 hours From Phakding, we start by walking along the banks of Dudh Koshi River; we will have to cross this river twice today. We will then arrive at a small village called Monjo. Monjo is the gateway to Sagarmatha National Park. After entering the National Park, we descend down to Bhote Koshi River upon which we arrive at Jorsalle village.Trekking through the magnificent forests of rhododendron, ending your nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar (7 hrs from Phakding). While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers – all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest .


Day 04 Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (3440m)We already having ascended an altitude of 3,440 m, we will use today for acclimatization. To prevent the high altitude and body fitness It is very important to take the rest in Namche Bazar. You have the day at your disposal and can choose to do what you wish with it. You can walk up to the Everest View Point Hotel and enjoy the view it offers. You can also choose to just walk around Namche Bazaar and observe the local proceedings and lifestyle. If it is Saturday today, there will be local traditional Saturday Market and it will be a wonderful experience visiting the marketplace. There is a Sherpa Museum in Namche which would be the place to visit if you are into Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering.


Day 05 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m). 5-6 hoursWe start trekking to Tyangboche after breakfast at Namche Bazar guesthouse. The trail offer the best photogenic view of different mountains with the scenic forest and shouting rivers fascinated with rhododendrons. The great view of the mighty peaks like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak is a constant throughout the day. After few hours walking on flat and descending towards the river and again we climb up to be at Tyangboche. Tyangboche has large campsite, tea houses and lodges overseeing Mt. Ama Dablam.Tengboche monastry is the main attraction of Tengboche village where the Buddhist Monks pray the chants and do meditation everyday.After 3 PM it is allow to enter the Tengboche monastry for those trekkers who are heading to Everest Base Camp to get Blessing. Overnight at guesthouse.


Day 06 Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m). 5-6 hoursThe day consists of a lot of descending as the trail from descends from Tyangboche to Dingboche. The trail descend about 30 Minute to Debuche Village and crossing the Imja River we walk uphill passing by innumerable Mani stones wall to another popular Sherpa village called Pangboche. On the way, we will pass rhododendron forests, cross a valley and walk through the plains to reach Dingboche. It is a relatively easy day in terms of walking.


Day 07  Rest at Dingboche /hiking to Chhukung Village (4730m).It another rest day. You can take complete rest all day. Follow the invaluable suggestions/advice of guides while taking short journeys to Dingboche and Chhukung while simultaneously experiencing the various but beautiful views of Himalayas..Chhukung is a small hill station overlooking many mountains and glaciers. The main target of the day would be to prepare you physically for the rest of the trek.


Day 08 Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4930m). 5-6 hoursWe walk through the alpine meadows and yak pastures to cross the Khumbu Glacier. The end of the moraine of the glacier has a specifically steep and presents a challenge. We then continue along the rugged route to reach Lobuche where we will stay for the night. Lobuche is situated beneath the Lhotse Ridge.


Day 09 Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep Everest base camp (5364m) and return to Gorakshep (5170m). 6-7 hoursToday you will be hiking up to the Everest Base Camp which is dream of every trekkers. The day will be the most challenging day of the trek and at the same time the most fulfilling as well. The base camp is situated at an altitude of above 5,000m .

We start off by hiking to Gorak Shep first. It is a small village sitting atop a small frozen lake buried under sand. We will have our lunch thee and hike further following the trails of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way you will catch the glimpse of an intimidating black rock the world knows by the name of Mt. Everest. The way will lead us to the Everest Base Camp. We will spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas and return to GorakShep to spend the night.


Day 10 Ascend to Kalapatthar (5550m) & descend to Pheriche (4243m). 6 hoursKala Patthar is the best place to view the most wonderful sight of sunrise over Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks such as Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Pumori. You would not want to miss that. So your guide lead to kalapathar early morning of this day. It will take a couple of hours to reach Kala Patthar from GorakShep. After fulfilling your dream to see the Mt. Everest on your lap, we will return to Gorakshep and downward To Pheriche and overnight.


Day 11 Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazar (3440m). 6 hoursFrom now onwards, it’s all about descending. So our pace will be faster than earlier and the walks will be easier. Heading down now, the going is easier and the pace much faster than so far has been. The beauty of the Himalayan terrain will never leave us along the way. We will spend the night in Namche Bazar.


Day 12 Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m). 5-6 hoursYou can walk at your own pace today as we head back to Lukla from where we started our adventure. All the way is almost decending and you will be walk fast. Almost two days camp during climb upward will be passed in a single camp when returning. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. We will spend the night at a hotel in Lukla.


Day 13 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and take rest.We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. You will pass over the several mountains. You can create your travel videos over mountain or take pic. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel where you can relax at your will. After all you can visit local city as well as can join in party in nearby hub like thamel.


Day 14 Sightseeing in Kathmandu valleyAfter breakfast , we set out for the sightseeing to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We will be visiting the monastery, witness the activities of Lama People, walking around the stupa and the Bajrayana followers with their ritual activities.
In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar square and patan Durbar Square. Durbar Square are the 12th and 18th centuries Malla kings palace. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.


Day 15 Transfer to airport for departure to home.As per your flight schedule, we transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight to the next destination.

Include/Exclude

Service Include:

  • Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea/coffee during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment,food and accommodation of guide and porters.
  • Sleeping bag to each trekkers (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit for our Nepali staff.
  • Trekking certificate
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Travel & rescue arrangement (Helicopter evacuation available if required, at clients cost based on clients insurance policy

Service Exclude:

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Equipment List

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

• Fleece beanie
• sun glasses
• Chap stick / Sunscreen
• Face mask or Scarf
• Hand towel
• Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
• Cold weather down jacket below waist
• Fleece jacket and trouser
• Trekking trouser
• T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
• Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
• Wind stopper and fleece gloves
• Socks and under wears
• Trekking boot
• Snow Gaiter (optional)
• Runners / Snickers for camps
• Head torch
• Personal medical kit
• Water Bottle/Camel Pak
• Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
• Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
• Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle

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Departure Date
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  • Sep 1, 2017
  • Sep 15, 2017
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  • Oct 5, 2017
  • Oct 19, 2017
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  • Oct 20, 2017
  • Nov 3, 2017
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  • Nov 1, 2017
  • Jul 15, 2017
  • $1150
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  • Nov 15, 2017
  • Jul 29, 2017
  • $1299
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  • Jul 15, 2017
  • Jul 15, 2017
  • $1299
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Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing. We are fully approved and licensed under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

 

  • When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost advance as per the company’s policy,it help us to reserve Hotels in city, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

  • All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip

  • You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day. 

  • Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

->You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

->A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

->Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

->Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

->Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

->You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30

 

Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Trekking grades

Trekking grades

Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.



Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration15
  • Starting PointLukla
  • Ending PointLukla
  • TransportationPrivate car/Flight
  • Group Size1-20
  • MealsBreakfast In Kathmandu and all 3 meals ( B+L+D) during trekking.
  • ActivitiesTrekking,Tours
  • Trek StyleTea House
  • Max. Altitude5550 m
  • Best TimeMarch till may and sep till dec

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