Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days

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You have limited time in Nepal? But still want to visit Everest Base Camp, we make you dream come true to be in foot of Everest with our 10 days trek.

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Everest Base Camp Trek 10 Days

Today, the trek to Everest Base Camp has become an achievable goal for people from all walks of life who want a view of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest and surrounding Himalayas. Aside from stunning scenery, travelers to the region can experience unique Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries and museums along the way. The heady mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and a personal sense of achievement, as well as warm Nepalese hospitality from the people of the Solukhumbu region, makes the Everest Base Camp trek one of the worlds most unforgettable.

Why in 10 days – Many Trekkers they don’t have much timing but they want to make as much shortest trekking to Everest base camp from Nepal side, also some of the trekker are very experience high altitude trekkers they like to challenge more and make trek more enjoyable for them. If you are physically fit for Hiking in Himalayas and in altitude, with no problem to rapidly walking in high Himalayas we arrange Everest base camp trekking within 10 days ( only trek not includes your arrival and departure in Kathmandu)except your arrival and departure days. If you are not interest to visiting the Kathmandu valley within 12 days is enough inclusive your arrival and departure days but we suggest to have at least one extra day before departure your country from Nepal because Lukla airport is in hilly region where is possible to cancel the flights due to the bad weather in case it happen! You may use extra day to recover and fly on next day.

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu airport transfer to Hotel

Namaste Nomad Guide will pick you up from Airport or Bus station if you needed. Evening we do briefing about our next 10 days plan, overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding (2610m/8562ft).

After early breakfast our guide will take you to the domestic  Airport for flight to lukla. It takes about 45 minute’s flight journey to Lukla. In lukla you meet our rest of the staff, porters, sherpas. From lukla we will walk through village of Choblung in the Dudh Kosi Valley. The valley radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is easy and we follow the river’s course, passing through the village. Today we arrive our camp early afternoon and rest and discuss our next 9 days of trekking. night in Phakding.

Day 3: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft) about 6 hrs walking

After breakfast we walking through a beautiful pine forest, the track leads us along the Dudh Koshi River through many suspension bridges, one of which is the famous Hillary Suspension Bridge. First, we catch wonderful prospect of the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6618 m). we come to the check post and entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. After a final steep ascent of about one hour we get first sight fist of at Mt. Everest, over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, take break and enjoy the view often along the route, no hurry. Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.  Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.

Day 4: Namche Bazaar trek to Tengboche (3867m/12687ft) about 6 hrs walking

Today after breakfast we ascend out of the village and follow a high, fairly level path above the  river Dudh Kosi enjoying spectacular mountain views of Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse as we go. We pass the various ‘shops’ set up by Tibetans selling trinkets and then descend through forest of blue pine to cross the Dudh Kosi again at Phunki (3250m). Today we spend night at Thyangboche village ,the spectacularly sited Thyangboche Monastery(3867m) from where there are brilliant views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse Ama Dablam and Taboche to the north and northeast, Thamserku and Kantega to the southeast and Kwangde to the southwest. Night at family tea house.

Day 5:Thyangboche trek to Dingboche (4410m/14468ft) about 5 hours walking

After breakfast we start our trekking with descending through Rhododendron forest to the Imja Khola and we walk exciting bridge on the Imja Khola and walk passing by a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Pangboche. Our route continues through through rivers, valley ,pine forest  to Dingboche. Overnight at family tea house.

Day 6: Dingboche trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft) about 6 hrs walking

After breakfast our walking bringing us to Dusa from where we descend to a stream at 4580m. Immediately above we reach the teahouse of Dughla and continue to a ridge, which has several memorials to Sherpa and climbers killed on expeditions to Everest we will take a minute and pray for their depart soul. Continue along the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, with views of Kala Pattar and Pumori to reach Lobuche at 4930m. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge Labuche pretty damp and cold village most of the time so prepare with good clothing before arrive.

Day 7: Lobuche trek to Gorak Shep (5140m/16863ft) then hike to Everest base camp (5364m/17598ft) about 8 hrs walking. Summit Day.

Today bit challenging, long and hard day so we leave early morning at 4am we start walking through the Khumbu Glacier to Gorakshep (5,180m)- About 3 hrs walk. We take 1hour break for our breakfast before start our summit hike. The trail winds up and down through fascinating ice to the area known as Everest Base Camp, where in spring, we might see some of the expedition teams as they prepare to climb the mountain. From the Base Camp we get fantastic close up views of the Khumbu Ice Fall and we can appreciate just how difficult it is to negotiate a route through the huge blocks of ice. We only spend 40 minutes here maximum,do short meditation and greet each other and take deep breath with sense of fulfillment of your dream. Tonight we stay in Gorekshep.

Day 8: Gorak shep hike to Kala Pattar (5545m/18192ft) then trek to Pheriche (4260m/13976ft) about 8 hrs walking

We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mount Everest. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding view points to take a pictures. After 4 hours of an ascent, we reach Kala Patthar. From here we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar rocks our eyes taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can with our camera and take the in view with our mind’s eye to last lifetime. Here we spend 40 Minutes maximum, place can be very rough and windy at freezing temperature. We return to Gorakshep for breakfast and lunch to Lobuje and then continue down the valley to the lower altitude of Pheriche.  Tonight we spend in river side family Guest house. Yes few beers we can share tonight. Do not forget to get thick warm clothes and protective equipment such warm cap and gloves. We don’t stay at Kala Patthar for long as it is freezing weather. We will serve hot tea on the top J.

Day 9: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m / 11286ft) about 7 hrs walking

Today we walk mostly flat and downhill.  Depending on our hunger and condition, we either have our lunch in Pangboche or wait until we reach Phunki Tenga for lunch. We unknowingly appreciate the gorgeous Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse with every bite. Following lunch, the trail to Namche Bazaar clings to the steep wooded slope beyond Kyangjuma, winding through several bends. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc. on the way few stops  we would like to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche then continue walk to your lodge. Guest house, hot shower and  Everest beers.

Day 10: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m/9317ft) about 8 hrs walking

After breakfast we need follow the trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control in the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Any remaining sore throats and colds will be gone by today as we pass through this charming mountain air. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. Upon arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the trip. We experience a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on faces today we say good bye to our staff and porters and maybe we offer them dinner together with some cash tips on hand. Without them we can’t be here with our big smile.

Day 11: Lukla Flight to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft) then drive to your Hotel

In the morning, we take the famous flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth. After arrival in Kathmandu airport we drive you to hotel.

Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today, you have your relax day or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with us to arrange extra activities and sigh seen. Tonight we can organize dinner together with our main Sherpa and Namaste Nomad Guide and reviews all about the trip and planning for future treks. Overnight at hotel

Day 13: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer , or extend the stay and plan other adventures. We will be happy to assist.

Price Includes
  • Pick up and drop Airport-Hotel-Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period, fully experienced guide, sherpas and porters.
  • Transport of 15 Kg Luggage per person during the trekking (by porter or yaks).
  • Facility of food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment for all trekking staffs.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit).
  • Emergency Oxygen and testing.
  • All hotel accommodation with BB Plan in Kathmandu.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Our service charges
Price Excludes
  • Lunches and some dinners in Kathmandu
  • Unscheduled hotel nights (if arriving pre / late departure)
  • International Flights *Please note: flights from Dublin can be arranged at an additional cost of €750
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Vaccinations, medications.
  • Alcoholic beverages, personal nature expenses, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
  • Personal travel insurance, trekking insurance with rescue.
  • Nepal Visa and visa fee
  • Tips

Testimonials

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I had the pleasure of recently being part of another wonderful trip to the Himalayas - Annapurna Base Camp - with Namaste Nomad - a wonderful small business.There are so many reasons I would always choose Namaste Nomad over any other company. Most importantly it is a true Eco friendly organisation, everything is accounted for along the treks - food, water and waste. They are also Animal friendly and only use porters for transport. This is better as it is providing more jobs for locals, and removes any animal cruelty that can occur only the trek due to pushing yaks or donkeys too hard, too far and without adequate food or water.The food during my trips was phenomenal! If you listen to Mohan and the rest of the guides you are guaranteed success at altitude. Vegetarian, local and fresh food are on the menu. Everyone can live without meat for a couple of weeks...you most definitely don't want to be eating meat in a country that doesn't do health and safety and the food has to be transported on some ones back and could be 4 or 5 days before reaching its end destination - your plate.I have never felt safer on a trip in a foreign country than with Namaste Nomad. The sherpas, porters and guides are all local and have been with the company for a long time. They are all courteous, respectful, friendly and extremely knowledgeable - many of them having submitted Everest and other Himalayan peaks many times over.Everything is taken care of from your first interaction with Mohan. Flights, hotels, transport food, etc. The cost is the best value I have seen - even better value than most as the experience you are getting is unbelievable.As if that wasnt enough, Namaste Nomad also helps out small, local people and communities around Nepal with fundraising and charity works. If you want to raise money to give back to some of the communities you know that it is going directly to where it is needed and not into the pockets of charity CEOs.Don't listen to me any more, just book a trip with Mohan and see for yourself!

Kate F

Another incredible trip with an amazing company

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My husband and I found out about Namaste Nomad while on a hike in Ireland the year before. We stayed in connect with Mohan and planned going on the Island Peak trek. Being in the USA, all our communication was by email and Mohan answered all of our questions so we felt ready when we flew to Nepal. The trek was incredible. No stress. Mohan dealt with accommodations in Kathmandu and in the Everest Circuit, food the entire trek, flights to and from Lukla, and taxis from the airport. He gave great advice on the hike up, like avoiding dairy and meat and keeping a constant steady pace, so we didn't get sick or hurt before summit day. He was concerned about our well being and wanted us to make it to the summit and be happy as much as we wanted to. His sherpas were incredible men. Humble, sweet, and considerate. You can trust your guides and you will make a great friend at the same time.

Jame B

Island Peak April 2018 Nepal Trekking

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I have just returned from the most remarkable trip of a lifetime to Everest Basecamp. I don’t usually write reviews however on this occasion I feel the need to share my experiences which I hope will inspire others to travel and to book a trip with Namaste Nomad. I booked this trip in Jan 18 after meeting with Mohan. After my initial meeting I had no doubts in travelling with Mohan and his team. Mohan is an exceptional person who is so passionate about his business and works so hard to ensure everyone meets their goal and has an amazing trip. Everest Basecamp was everything I imagined and much more. The views are breathtaking and the sense of achievement on arriving at Basecamp is so hard to put into words. The trip is a life changing experience as you learn so much about yourself and indeed about others. It really was a journey from the time of booking until we returned home from the Himalayas. I found it very challenging physically, mentally and emotionally but that’s what made it so very special. Throughout the trek Mohan was so attentive to our every need, every decision he made was the right one and his motivation and encouragement ensured we all made it successfully to Basecamp. Mohan’s knowledge of Nepal and the Himalayas is exceptional. Everything from planning the food to gauging the weather to recognising signs when some of us weren’t too well was spot on If you are considering a trek then I can honestly say that you will not get anyone better to travel with than Namaste Nomad. The team of Sherpas and Porters are incredible and the bond made with the Sherpas is one I will never forget, it really was incredible. As for value for money you will not get a more competitive price as I priced several others which were significantly more costly than Namaste Nomad Overall if you want a challenging and life changing experience then I encourage you to make that adventure with Namaste Nomad and I guarantee you will not regret it Thanks to Mohan and his team for everything, I will never forget it. Xx

Nomad92320

Everest Basecamp

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Best company and personal guided trekking in Himalayas. I been to NEPAL few times and I have done trek in Annapurna circuit with travel company from Dublin ( not fair to say name?) That company collaborate with Nepali local company. This time I choose Namaste Nomad after friend of mine recommend Mohan from donegal ( he is nepali origin Irish citizen and previously worked in Himalayas as #sherpa and guide) I checked the website and see the cost of EBC, compare to other company from Ireland he was very cheap but his itinerary and service looks similar. It was bit hard design to take after seeing price as don't know why he is very cheap and rest are expansive. But now I can say it was the best design. After my #ebc trek with Mohan and Dawa I understand that they deal direct and no middle man. They have oxygen, emergency satellite phone, madicle kit, and we were guided by 5 time Everest summiter one of the humble guy Dawa Sherpa. I am so thankful that I made it to Everest Base Camp. Going up all food was dairy free and no meat, it was hard but great vegetrain food for healthy body and its safe and no sickness. In high altitude Mohan says meat and dairy dosent digest properly that's why many people are tummy sick and get altitude sickness in high places. Many big company doesn't care this much in details , probably no experience in field. Mohan and Dawa have great knowledge and so much caring. Mohan have great links with domestic Air and hotels and markets in Kathmandu also along the trek in tea houses it makes trip very flexible, he was able to change few places in itinerary in our demands. Instead of staying in Namche 2 night we travel to #khumjung like that didn't happen in last trip.Arrival dinner in Kathmandu was free and very well organise evening. Well breafing pre trek. Early flights in and out from lukla. No hassel at all. Luggage store in Kathmandu, Hotel moonlight is best place to stay just back of thamel and 1 minute from Everest Irish Pub 😁. Great rooms and nice beer garden in back. Sightseen was include in trip as well. Overall it was the best adventure holiday so far.I am already decided to do Meera peak with Mohan and Namaste Nomad next year.I fully recommend this small but amizing company for you epic trip to Himalayas.

Trek H

Everest Base camp

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I had the most amazing experience walking up to EBC and Kala Pattar with Namaste Nomad. Words cannot describe the views and euphoria. The trip couldn't have been any better from beginning to end. We were thoroughly spoilt and taken care of to the highest standards by Dawa our guide and Sudip his assistant. They were both very accommodating, flexible, helpful, polite, knowledgeable and fun to be around. Our porters were efficient and helped ease our pain! The team offered us excellent advice at all times. In preparation for our trip Ashim and his team briefed us at our hotel and answered all of our questions. I would not hesitate in recommending your highly professional team to any friend or family member (RJ from Southampton UK)

_rakheejethwa

Everest base camp

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What can I say about Namaste Nomads, just Excellent. From start to finish, everyone that we dealt with were helpful, professional, caring and accommodating in what we wanted for our adventure. Itinerary changes were no problems. The advice we were given before we flew out to Kathmandu and all through the trek were invaluble in making the trek a success. We were picked up at the airport and taken to our hotel and met by Ashim who checked us in and explained about the rest of the trip. We met our guide Dawa (5 times Everest summitier). So much experience from all the Namaste Nomad staff.The trek was fantastic and Dawa (guide) and Sudip (sherpa) looked after us throughout. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Their advise from what to eat and how to cope with the altitude was invaluble. The porters who carried our bags were efficient and our bags were always at the lodge well before we arrived. When we got to EBC a change to the itinerary was discussed with us. Dawa suggested we climb Kala Patthar that afternoon and see the sunset over Everest rather than seeing the sunrise early in the morning. What a brilliant suggestion as we saw Everest on fire. If you want to do trek in Nepal then check these people out. I would not hesitate to go with them again. Already planning a trip in 2020 with them.

Kaushal

Everest Base Camp Trek

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Thank you, Namaste Nomad and Mohan, for an epic trekking experience of a lifetime to the Everest Base Camp (EBC).The planning process was straightforward with timely and accurate communication from Mohan. He was quick to answer our questions which inspired great confidence in the company. We knew that we were in good hands.Mohan and his team made every effort to ensure that we were all safe and that everyone achieved their goals of reaching EBC. He documented the trip along the way and posted photos and stories on social media, which was comforting, enjoyable, and informative for family and friends at home.The food is clean, healthy and delicious, and was carefully prepared to provide perfect fuel for our bodies throughout the trek. The company is also very eco-friendly as they bring all plastics and rubbish down the mountain for recycling.While we were enjoying the amazing Himalayas of Nepal, Mohan and his team expertly handled the daily logistics of travel and lodging. Mohan’s familiarity with the region and its ever-changing weather patterns paid off as he was able to adjust our daily treks to maximize the experience and breath-taking views of the Himalayas. He always had a Plan B!And, a big shout-out to the Sherpas who are all skillful climbers and very friendly. The company provides duffle bags for the trekkers which helps ensure that the Sherpas only carry up to 48.5 lbs. each!Namaste Nomad truly cares about their clients and ensures that they get the most out of world-class trek. Highly recommended!

LARK131

Trek of a Lifetime

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I recently traveled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad to climb Mera Peak. This trip was an absolute amazing life experience for me. Mohan arranged everything from flights to accommodation to food and everything in between. His local knowledge was invaluable especially in Kathmandu where he even got our money changed to ensure we received the best rate. The trek itself could not have been better for acclimatisation. It’s a slightly longer route than some but gives you the best chance of summiting. Our 2 Sherpas could not have done more. They treated us like family and not just clients. They did everything they could to give us the best chance at summiting .. which the whole group did. I would definitely use NN for an future treks in the Himalayas. 10 out of 10!!

Cathy Reavy

Mera Peak

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Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or just first time adventurer you'll notice when you search on line for somewhere to visit that there are plenty of web sites and travel companies that seem to offer very similar packages, similar routes, similar landscapes all promising the same experience.This is my second time to Himalayas, first time to Everest base camp (with a different Irish Company). I recently travelled to Island Peak with Mohan and Namaste Nomad team. No matter how much research you do regarding a trek the experience will be a unique and personal journey for you, there are a lot of variables to consider. I enjoyed my first experience, however when I compare both treks covering similar routes albeit different destinations I cannot stress how impressed I am with the leadership, professionalism, sincerity, and uniqueness that is offered by Namaste Nomad.From the outset there is trust, honesty, and a deep motivation by Mohan and his team to understand and satisfy your reason for joining an adventure with them. Whether you travel alone (like me), as a couple, or a group of friends you will soon feel part of a wonderful group with the necessary time to oneself and others yet the room to feel like you’re on holiday although you have a mission. They offer great advice from well seasoned experienced staff, your safety and well being are always monitored and cared for, food and accommodation is lovely and varied. The people you meet, the guides and helpers, and the places you visit and stay along the way are easily passed by other tour companies.With our 2018 trek to Island Peak plans had to change due to weather conditions and our itinerary was altered and managed seamlessly by Mohan and his team with coordination with Kathmandu. This unplanned adjustment offered a window to a successful summit for the majority of our party, although we met groups who failed either side of our new summit day including a group of 19 who were left so disappointed. I am a seasoned hiker but this was my first time using ropes and having to complete some technical mountaineering, the training and equipment was provided by Mohan and his team including Dawa J Sherpa (5 time Everest summiteer) all helping to micro manage each group member on the day.The uniqueness offered by Namaste Nomad is that they genuinely care that you get the most from the adventure you choose. Other companies testify to the same but sometimes really it is left up to you to make the most of what they offer, they're running a business however to Mohan and Namaste Nomad it is more than just a business, one experience and you'll understand what I mean. They have set a real benchmark for me.

ronandelaney

Whatever your reason for adventure Namaste Nomad holds it

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I first heard of Mohan and Namaste Nomad 2 years ago and since then I have been on 3 amazing trips with them. The first one was in March 2018 when I went to Langtang in Nepal. My first time there I was excited but more than a little apprehensive. I needn’t have worried. Mohan and his team of sherpas were absolutely wonderful. Everything was taken care of, tickets, transfers, all accommodation, most meals, money exchange and advice on where and what to eat and drink. We had been told that it would be completely vegetarian and dairy free on the trek. I had no problem at all with the vegetarian part of it but thought the dairy free might be tough. It wasn’t at all. We ate the most delicious food all prepared by our sherpas using fresh mostly locally sourced ingredients. The dal boat was to die for. We were constantly reminded to drink water, use sunscreen, wear a hat etc. The scenery in langtang was spectacular, towering snow capped mountains and deep valleys with raging rivers. It was an area which had been badly hit by the recent earthquake and there were sad reminders of the damage which had been done. Overall a very good and memorable experience. June 2018 I headed off to the Picos in Spain with Mohan again. For anyone who might be reluctant to travel too far , but wants amazing scenery I would totally recommend the Picos. Somewhat similar to the Himalayas I thought, one area known as the gorge stood out for me anyway. It was breathtaking. We stayed in the most beautiful little villages, ate delicious food and drank lovely local wine. Just a little as we had to remember we were walking in the morning! In April of this year I went back again to Nepal this time to do Annapurna base camp ( usually just known as ABC). A totally different area but no less lovely. It had a lot of forest and was very fertile. As well as being our guide Mohan was a great source of information about the local people and their way of life. I never stopped asking questions!. Again great walking , lots of steps this time but we kept going and finally on Easter Sunday morning at around 8 local time we arrived into ABC. We were told that the morning was the time to see it at its best . The rising sun in such a blue sky , the snow capped Annapurna range all combined to made it such a highlight. It was so well worth it. I think the fact that I did 3 trips with mohan and his team in such a short space of time says it all and I’m certainly not finished yet. For anyone who wants a trek with a difference but at a good price I don’t think you could do much better.

Roisin McDaid

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