Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Lukla- Namche- EBC- Kathmandu
  • Trip Style: Luxury Adventure
  • Age Group: 10 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant
  • Max. Altitude: 5545m
  • Best Season: March - May/September- December
  • Foot Print:Carbon Neutralleaf

The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek unites the Everest region's elegance with ultimate comfort and luxury. Hence, this trek is a blend of adventure and luxury. The magnificence of the mountains will first leave you speechless, the comfortable luxury with which you experience it will then turn you into a lifelong storyteller.

  • The perfect blend of adventure and luxury services in one of the world's most rugged terrains. Comfortable luxury lodges and teahouses while on the trek, 5-star accommodation in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Marriott Hotel).
  • Scenic helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, glorious trekking trail that passes through the gushing Dudh Koshi River, and an intimate look into the Sherpas, guardians of the mountains, their rich culture, and flavorsome cuisines.
  • Highlights-stuffed itinerary featuring Everest Base Camp, Khumbu Glacier, Kala Patthar, and numerous mountain views.

Thanks to prompt services, facilities, and a carefully prepared itinerary, anyone can complete the Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek with ease. First of all, trekking to the Khumbu region, a paradise of its own, is a luxury. The Everest Luxury Trek then adds the best services and refinement on top of it.

After you arrive in Nepal, you will be hosted at The Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, a 5-star establishment. This luxury trek to Everest Base Camp ensures the finest services, hospitality, and indulgence, whether you are acclimatizing in the bustling Namche Bazaar, treading through the meditative Tengboche monastery, or absorbing regal mountain views from Kala Patthar.

You will spend 3/4th of the nights in luxury lodges. Lodges till Deboche have complete luxury amenities. Higher up at Dingboche, you will spend 2 nights in rooms with attached bathrooms. Meanwhile, Lobuche and Gorakshep have modest lodges but ensure the finest services possible in the region, with an adventurous undertone. Nonetheless, you will get hot water for washing.

Even in the remotest of places, all accommodation stops will have a hot shower, hot bags, towels, free hot beverages, unlimited food and soups, and comfortable bedding among other amenities.

Second, you’ll take a scenic helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla. This avoids having to board a plane to Lukla, which has its own set of hurdles given the limited capacity of the Lukla Airport.

Third, our team works hard to ensure you have a cozy and snug stay at all stops. We’ll work out with the lodges to ensure all rooms are heated with an electric or gas heater. The rooms will be heated beforehand to make sure you sleep warm during the entirety of the night.

Fourth, acclimation days on our Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary are intentionally longer than on the standard EBC trek for a reason. You’ll get a total of 5 acclimatization days - two days in Namche, two in Dingboche, and one in Tasinga.

This way, we’ll be spending a significant number of days (and nights) at altitudes of 3,000 to 4,500m. This eliminates all possibility of altitude-related complications during the trek. Resting well also lets you take the most out of the entire trek, ensuring you don’t lose the view to fatigue and weakness.

Additionally, we consider our staff and team to be a part of the luxury experience on this trek. Experienced and hospitable, our guides are also trained (and encouraged) to guarantee a pleasant experience for you.

Finally, you’ll conclude the Luxury Everest Trek by boarding a helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. This means that even if the luxury trek is the same length as the standard EBC trek, you’ll explore significantly more locations, and don’t have to pass through the same spot twice during return.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in NepalAltitude: 1400m
  • Day 2:Fly to Lukla and trek to MonjoAltitude: 2835m, Duration: 4 Hours
  • Day 3:Trek to NamcheAltitude: 3440m, Duration: 5 hours
  • Day 4:Acclimatization at Namche and Hike to Everest View HotelAltitude: 3800m, Duration: 3 Hours
  • Day 5:Trek to TashingaAltitude: 3450m, Duration: 3 Hours
  • Day 6:Trek to Debuche via Tengboche monasteryAltitude: 3985m, Duration: 4 Hours
  • Day 7:Trek To DingbocheAltitude: 4410m, Duration: 5-6 Hours
  • Day 8:Acclimatization at Dingboche and Hike to Nagartsang HillAltitude: 5030m, Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 9:Trek to LobucheAltitude: 4910m, Duration: 6 Hours
  • Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp HikeAltitude: 5364m, Duration: 5 Hours
  • Day 11:Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter Flight to KathmanduAltitude: 5,545m
  • Day 12:Rest and Relax in KathmanduAltitude: 1400m
  • Day 13:Departure

Day 1:Arrival in Nepal

Arrival in Nepal
  • Max Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationMarriott Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner

A Sublime Trails representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Scan for a delightful face holding your name placard at the international terminal.

After bag checks and paperwork for on-arrival visa requirements, you’ll be shuttled to The Kathmandu Marriott Hotel.

You’ll probably not want to do much today. After a flavorful welcome dinner from Sublime Trails, it’s time to sleep off that jetlag and prepare your body for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.

Day 2:Fly to Lukla and trek to Monjo

Fly to Lukla and trek to Monjo
  • Max Altitude2835m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD
Activities: Domestic flight and 4 hours of trekking

Today, you’ll get a better taste of what the upcoming journey entails. We take a scenic helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Lukla. You’ll get to see a bird’s eye view of the cities, lush vegetation, and the elaborate mountain ranges to the north.

The helicopter ride to Lukla takes 30 minutes. We land at the Lukla airport at an altitude of 2,800 meters, making it one of the highest airports in the world.

The cool breeze and surrounding mountains will gesture that you are now away from bustling Kathmandu, in the sphere of the mountains on your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking. We’ll embark on a comfortable 5-6 hours of Trek from Lukla to Monjo. Located at 2835 meters altitude, Monjo is a small settlement populated with teahouses. You will be staying at Yeti Mountain Home, arguably the best establishment in the area.

Day 3:Trek to Namche

Trek to Namche
  • Max Altitude3440m
  • AccommodationPanorama Lodge
  • MealsBLD

You commence your trek to Namche Bazaar on this day after eating a filling breakfast at Monjo. This day's trek, which lasts roughly 6-7 hours, will give you your first taste of the difficulties of the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek.

You must submit your trek permits in Monjo. From here, you'll enter Sagarmatha National Park.  The trek to Namche Bazaar is essentially an ascent from Monjo. Along the way, many people tie prayer flags to suspension bridges. The trekking trail traces the gushing Dudh Koshi River as you absorb the view that comes with it.

Namche Bazar, 3,440 meters, is the busiest and the last proper commercial travel hub in the Everest Region. You can walk around Namche in the evening if you have the energy. If not, we will acclimate for the night and explore the town the following day. Our stay today will be at Panorama Lodge.

Day 4:Acclimatization at Namche and Hike to Everest View Hotel

Acclimatization at Namche and Hike to Everest View Hotel
  • Max Altitude3800m
  • AccommodationPanorama Lodge
  • MealsBLD

Namche serves as the first acclimatization location for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek. The elevation change from 1400 meters in Kathmandu to 3400 meters in Namche in less than two days can otherwise be exhausting and cause altitude sickness. Acclimatizing at this altitude, you’ll get an opportunity to hike to the nearby villages of Khunde and Khumjung. If you’re longing for stunning views of the entire Everest region, you can also trek to the Everest View Hotel.

One of the magnificent monasteries in Khumjung houses the alleged skull of a Yeti. An image of the Yeti can also be seen in an art gallery there. You can visit vantage points like Hillary ViewPoint if you think the trek has been easy for you and you still have a lot of strength and stamina.

You can also pay a visit to a school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary: Khumjung Secondary School. For dinner, we stroll back to Panorama Lodge after the acclimatization hike.

Day 5:Trek to Tashinga

Trek to Tashinga
  • Max Altitude3450m
  • AccommodationEverest Summit Lodge
  • MealsBLD

On the sixth day of Everest Base Camp Luxury Trekking, you will be heading to the delightful hamlet of Tashinga. Khunde and Khumjung were Sir Edmund Hillary’s favorite places in the Khumbu region. Located near these places, Tashinga’s Everest Summit Lodge provides a much-needed resting place after the trek from Namche.

The trek from Namche to Tashinga takes roughly two hours. The trail isn’t very steep. After 15 minutes of a slightly steep trail, you’ll tread through fairly level grounds. We’ll have to descend a bit to reach Everest Summit Lodge on the final part of today’s journey.

The scenery is spectacular during the trail. Mt. Amadablam especially gets its much-deserved spotlight from Everest Summit Lodge.

Day 6:Trek to Debuche via Tengboche monastery

Trek to Debuche via Tengboche monastery
  • Max Altitude3985m
  • AccommodationRevendell Lodge
  • MealsBLD

As with most trekking days, you will hike for 5-6 hours today. You will first trek to the Tengboche Monastery after an energizing meal at Tasinga.

The Tengboche Monastery is the largest gumba in the Khumbu region. Rebuilt after an earthquake in 1934 and a fire in 1989, more than 15,000 tourists visit this monastery every year.

After heading out to the monastery and learning of its rich history and culture, with the scenic Himalayan view on your side, it is time to head out to Debuche. Debuche is a 30-minute descent from the monastery and houses the luxurious Yeti Mountain Home where we’ll spend the night.

Day 7:Trek To Dingboche

Trek To Dingboche
  • Max Altitude4410m
  • AccommodationStupa Inn
  • MealsBLD

Dingboche is your final destination for today and you will reach there by the evening. While Everest hides from view because of the ridges, Mt. Nuptse and Lhotse get their spotlight today. The views of Island Peak and Ama Dablam are equally spectacular.

You'll notice the trail becoming increasingly devoid of tree lines as you get closer to Dingboche. Walking each mile requires more resilience as the altitude rises. To ensure your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek remains comfortable and pleasant, we’ll spend two nights acclimatizing in Dingboche.

Our stay, Hotel Stupa Inn, features comfortable rooms with an attached bathroom and extra arrangements to shield you from the unforgiving mountain chills at night.

Day 8:Acclimatization at Dingboche and Hike to Nagartsang Hill

Acclimatization at Dingboche and Hike to Nagartsang Hill
  • Max Altitude5030m
  • AccommodationStupa Inn
  • MealsBLD

We will walk around the beautiful places at Dingboche, as we did during our stay at Namche. This bolsters our mission of getting acclimatized to the dropping oxygen levels. It also prepares us for our ascent to Everest Base Camp.

This will be the first day of your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek journey when you will reach altitudes above 5000 meters. During the acclimatization hike, you'll get to the 5083-meter-high Nangkartshang peak.

Nangkartshang Peak, a popular tourist destination that can be reached in about five hours, offers beautiful views of Tawache, Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, and Island Peak, as well as other prominent mountains in the Khumbu region. You can also go to Chhukung, a fantastic viewpoint of Mount Makalu. We’ll return to Dingboche after the acclimatization hike and spend the night here.

Day 9:Trek to Lobuche

Trek to Lobuche
  • Max Altitude4910m
  • AccommodationAlpine Eco Lodge
  • MealsBLD

From Dingboche to Lobuche, the ninth day of your Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek entails a five-hour hike. You'll begin your hike to Pheriche after breakfast at Dingboche.

Thugla, at a height of 4600 meters, is the next rest stop on this day's hike. Due to the low oxygen levels, the hike will undoubtedly be more challenging on the ascent to Lobuche, signaling us to go slow. Nonetheless, look forward to amazing glimpses of Mt. Nuptse, Tawache, and the Khumbu glacier from Lobuche.

On the trail, you’ll also get a chance to pay homage to the memorial of fallen heroes on their ascent to Everest.

Day 10:Trek to Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp Hike

Trek to Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp Hike
  • Max Altitude5364m
  • AccommodationSnowland Guest House
  • MealsBLD

It is finally that day! The final destination of the trek today will be Everest Base Camp.

First, you’ll trek through rough trails that take you to Gorak Shep in four hours. We will spend an hour at Gorak Shep for lunch and some rest. The hike to Everest Base Camp gets more exciting as you get closer to the Khumbu glacier after a proper meal. After all, walking across a frozen lakebed is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You'll get to Everest Base Camp after a steep climb and descent. If the trek from Gorak Shep to the Base Camp sounds too tiring, you can take a horseback ride for your ease.

It might come as a surprise to learn that the Everest Base Camp does not offer the most breathtaking views of the mountain. The best views of Everest are actually from Kala Patthar on the early morning hike tomorrow.

After a memorable photography session at Everest Base Camp, we returned to Snowland Guest House to conclude the day with a flavorful dinner.

Day 11:Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter Flight to Kathmandu

Hike to Kala Patthar and Helicopter Flight to Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,545m
  • AccommodationMarriott Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You’ll trek to Kala Patthar today, a popular landmark also known as the viewpoint of the Everest region. Full ascent to Kala Patthar usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours.

Kala Patthar offers magnificent views of Mt. Everest, a lot better than from the base camp. The panoramic view includes Mt. Nuptse, Changtse, Lhotse, etc.

We then returned to our guest house for breakfast. After breakfast, you’ll board a helicopter on your return trip to Kathmandu.

Day 12:Rest and Relax in Kathmandu

Rest and Relax in Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationMarriott Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Enjoy Spa and Message at the hotel
  • Join the farewell party in the evening

This is a buffer day in the Luxury Everest Trek itinerary to account for flight delays. If you arrive in Kathmandu on schedule, you can visit the World Heritage sites (Swoyambhu, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and the glorious Durbar squares).

This will also be the day to rest and rejuvenate before your international flight back home. Feel free to shop around the streets of Kathmandu for souvenirs. Look forward to a relaxing farewell dinner from Sublime Trails.

Day 13:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

There will be a brief farewell program. If you have an international flight back home today, Sublime Trails will duly shuttle you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. This concludes your Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek. It is finally time to return with a rich collection of stories to tell.

Meanwhile, if you plan to stay longer in Nepal, feel free to ask for trip recommendations, or choose Sublime Trails for yet another adventurous trip to the mountains.

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Cost Details

Included

  • Mariott Kathmandu hotel for 3 nights
  • Yeti Mountain Home Accommodation in Manjo
  • Everest Panorama Lodge in Namche
  • Everest Summit Lodge in  Tasinga
  • The best available Mountain lodge in Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorekshep
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek inside the accommodation.
  • All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Domestic Flight to Lukla
  • Fresh fruit service during the trek
  • Professional, friendly trekking guide and Assistant guide for the trek ( 1 Assistant guide will be provided between 7 people)
  • 1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 25 kg)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
  • TIMS Card
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, Sublime Duffel bag, Hiking poles, Sublime T-shirt etc.
  • Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and the Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
  • First Aid service in case of minor injuries
  • Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • One-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Excluded

  • Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Dates, Prices & Booking

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Start DateStart: FridayMay 31, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayJun 12, 2024PricePriceUS$3850StatusStatusGuaranteed

Travel Tip: Did you know that you can only go around the prayer wheels of the Everest trail in the clockwise direction? Read our Nepal travel etiquette blog to find out why, and other expected behaviors when traveling in Nepal.

Trip Essential Information

Packing for Everest Luxury Trek

Need help packing for the Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek? Refer to the detailed Everest Trek packing checklist recommended by our trekking guides.

Documents and Visa Procedure for Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

A valid passport, national park permit, and local government permit are the only documents that you’ll need. As mentioned earlier, Sublime Trails will take care of the permits for you.

Meanwhile, you’ll have to make visa arrangements yourself. Nepal issues visas on Arrival for foreign nationals, which you can get after landing at Tribhuvan International Airport. However, you can also get your Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions in your country if you wish to avoid the Visa queue during peak travel seasons.

You can get a Visa valid for either 15, 30, or 90 days, each costing $30, $50, and $125 respectively. Meanwhile, some countries have done reciprocal Visa waiver agreements with Nepal, meaning nationals from these countries do not need to pay Visa fees (for specified periods).

To see if you’re from a country on this list, visit this information page from the Government of Nepal, Department of Immigration.

Comfortable Accommodation on Everest Luxury Trek

Everest Luxury lodge trek private room with attached bathroom

Sublime Trails ensures you are hosted at the finest accommodation stops during your luxurious trek to Everest Base Camp. The names of lodges where we will spend our nights are mentioned on the itinerary. We have a sound relationship with their managers and staff, and they’re willing to go out of their way to ensure you have a pleasant stay.

All lodges mentioned have state-of-the-art services that include the best that can be done in their location. They feature nourishing food, hospitable staff, and well-heated rooms. Dining rooms are spacious and heated with most featuring elaborate mountain views.

We constantly scour each location and keep an updated database to make sure our guests are hosted at the best lodge at every stop.

Meals on EBC Luxury Trek

meals during Everest base camp luxury trek

This trek features traditional, Asian, and Western foods.

Bread, sausages, butter, hot tea, and coffee are available at all accommodation stops. Furthermore, you can enjoy the flavorsome Dal Bhat, a Nepalese staple, at every hotel.

With improved infrastructure, most hotels now also provide various pastry items straight from the oven. You’ll also get to relish numerous cuisines prepared from Himalayan potatoes. Additionally, expect to taste flavorful soups prepared with a rich blend of locally sourced spices.

While we encourage you to try out all cuisines offered during the trip, note that consuming caffeinated items and alcoholic beverages may make your treks difficult. Instead, consume more fresh vegetables, soups, and all other delicious gourmets available. 

Here’s a sample meal plan:

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, Porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, various kinds of bread, Toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey, Tibetan bread or Chapati, fruits, Hot beverages(tea, coffee, milk, etc.)

Lunch: Nepalese Dal Bhat, Soups, Tibetan Bread, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Thukpa, Pasta and Macaroni, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk Noodles, Potato Items, Desserts

Dinner: Nepalese Dal Bhat, Soups, Tibetan Bread, Thukpa, Tenduk Noodles, Pasta and Macaroni, Salads, Potato Items, Desserts

Related Trips in the Everest Region

Classic Everest Base Camp Trek | Sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek | Everest Helicopter Tour | EBC Trek with Helicopter Return | Scenic Mount Everest Sightseeing Flight

FAQs

  • The trek includes best-in-town accommodations and dining choices at all stops. Every staff member is trained to ensure your trek remains enjoyable. Additionally, adequate acclimatization and helicopter return make the trek a lot more pleasant.

  • Yes, the EBC luxury trek is a lot easier to do because of adequate acclimatization, comfortable accommodation, relaxed trekking pace, and helicopter return after you've reached Everest Base Camp.

  • You'll be hosted at the 5-star Marriott Hotel in Kathmandu. Similarly, all lodges up on the Everest Base Camp trekking trail are state-of-art service and hospitality providers. In all honesty, however, accommodation at Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep may be a bit modest as that is the best the locations can provide. There are no better lodges in these areas.

  • Yes, lodges up to Debuche provide electric blankets that will keep you warm all night. Nonetheless, as we go higher from these stops, the rooms are either heated or have some sort of heating arrangement to ensure you have a sound sleep throughout the night.

  • All accommodations during the EBC Luxury Trek are private with most providing attached bathroom facilities. However, you will have to use a shared bathroom for two nights only in Gorakshep and Lobuche.

  • Yes, anyone who has adventurous spirits can take on the trek. Apart from normal trekkers who find their kick in the huffs and puffs, we've had senior citizens and even families with young children complete the trek with no issues.

  • All accommodation stops have hygienic drinking water, warm or cold as you please. During the entirety of the trek, you'll carry a personal water bottle or other hydration arrangements like a CamelBak. If you're too concerned about traveler's diarrhea, consider carrying water purification tablets.

  • You'll have to make your own travel insurance arrangements. As our travel insurance recommendations vary by country, contact us if you need help figuring one out in yours. Remember to ask if they cover the cost of a helicopter rescue, as it's always best to prepare for the worst.

     

  • Yes, communication is vital during the Everest Base Camp Luxury trek. Sublime Trails only recruits guides that have an excellent command of the English language. They'll provide all safety measures during the trail, tell you lesser-known insights about the region, and even narrate personal stories if you're willing to listen.

  • We recommend carrying cash (Nepalese rupees) for the best Everest base camp luxury lodge trek. There is an ATM booth at Namche, but it's wise to not rely on it. For miscellaneous personal spending, most teahouses and lodges only accept cash.

  • The Nepalese charging port system might differ from that of your home country. Nonetheless, a lot of our accommodation stops have power strips with American outlets. Anyways, if a gadget apocalypse sounds too scary, it's better to have a C or D-type outlet.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek Reviews

5.0based on 18 reviews
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    David K HandersonOctober 26, 2023
    TripAdvisor

    Simply the Very Best!!

    Absolutely top-notch company!! I couldn't have asked for any better people or resources for my trekking experience. The owner of the company was involved from day one of planning until the last day of the trek itself. Our guide and porter were fabulous! Always smiling and helping in any and every way possible. Even when we decided to make changes to the trek they were more than willing to assist us in getting exactly what we wanted. I wholeheartedly recommend Sublime Trails without any reservation! Simply the very best!! Thanks to each and every one of the company that helped to make this trek a great success!!

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    Stacey PittOctober 26, 2023
    TripAdvisor

    Amazing Trek, Best Guides

    We were a little concerned about doing this classic Trek in early autumn. It did rain in the lower areas but only briefly. Mr. Ram from Sublime Trails got the best guides for our group and we were fully taken care of during the entire trip. The views got splendid with each passing day as our guides ensured we were hydrated and acclimatizing well to the terrain. I'll never forget how I felt reaching the Everest Base Camp, which had been my dream destination for as long as I remember

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