Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Everest Base Camp and Kalapattar
  • Trip Style: Active Adventure Trekking
  • Age Group: 15 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 5367m
  • Best Season: March - May and Sep - Dec
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Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek 15 Days

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is an upgrade of the classic Everest Base Camp Trek with a touch of luxury. It takes you to the foot of the highest mountain in the world while you enjoy the amazing landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, moraine valleys, gorges, rivers, forests, and more. Capture views of dozens of high mountain peaks above 7000 meters including Mount Everest. Khumbu region has become one of the best trekking destinations over the years in Nepal.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla. The trail passes alongside the Dudh Koshi river through oak and rhododendron forests. Then most of the journey happens to be inside Sagarmatha National Park. The Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek is a great opportunity to explore wildlife.The park is the home of much rare flora and fauna such a Lesser Panda, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Monal, Musk Deer, etc. Exploring the culture and traditions of local Sherpa people is another great way to make your trip unforgettable. During 14 days of trekking, there will be plenty of time to interact with local people and learn about their lifestyle and their unique culture.

There are many amazing viewpoints along the way, to get the best view of the landscapes, among which Tengboche, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Pattar are the best. Mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Everest can be seen from these viewpoints. Every day you will be rewarded with amazing sunrise and sunset views over the snow-capped mountains. The view of Mount Everest from Kalapatthar is the best experience that makes you forget all the difficulties you had to face to be there.

Luxurious hotels that provide you with the best service available make your Everest Base Camp Trek comfortable and memorable. After hours of trekking, you will be provided with hot beverages, cozy and warm places to spend the night is all you can ask for. This luxury tour package also provides you with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Highlights

  • 35 minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back with scenic views
  • Explore the unique and vibrant Sherpa tradition and culture
  • Trek inside the Sagarmatha National Park habitat of exotic animals like Musk deer, Himalayan giant Thar and Snow Leopard
  • Stand at the foot of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest
  • Catch outstanding view of sunrise over Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Ama Dablam, Cho  Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, etc. along the way
  • Luxurious hotels for accommodation (attached bathrooms, free flow of tea, coffee and boiled water)

 The Route to Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

The typical Everest Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla. You will walk towards Phakding first and trek to Namche the next day. You will take a rest day for acclimatization rest in Namche Bazaar and continue trekking to Tengboche and Dingboche the following day. At Dingboche, you will take your second acclimatization rest and continue the trek the next day. You will then trek to Lobuche and Gorak Shep. Gorak Shep will be your last stop before making the final push to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar.

Depending on your interest, you can follow the same route to return back or take a slightly different route. If you take a different route, you will descend to Pheriche from Gorak Shep and stay at Pheriche. The next day, you will trek from Namche to Phortse.

The difficulty of Luxury Everest Base Camp trek

Everest Base Camp Trek falls under the strenuous grade. Strenuous treks demand a high level of strength and physical fitness. That being said, people of all ages and capabilities have managed to complete the Everest Base Camp Trek without issue. Among the 15 days of trekking, you will walk for an average of 5-6 hours a day. Some days require you to walk as little as 3 hours, while other days you need to walk for about 8 hours.

The terrain of the Everest Base Camp trekking trail varies from the beginning until the end. Some routes are flat and even and you can cover up to 4 kilometers in an hour. However, some uphill climbing on the rocky stretches slow you down. The trail gets tough as you approach the Base Camp when you have to walk next to a glacier.

Altitude Sickness in Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek

Altitude sickness is another thing to be careful about during this trek. Altitude sickness is unavoidable at the Everest Base Camp Trek route over 3,500 meters. Some get minor symptoms, some get seriously ill and often require a helicopter for evacuation.

Drinking plenty of water, eating adequate meals, and avoiding alcoholic beverages on the trek can help you escape altitude sickness symptoms. Also, you can carry some medications like paracetamol,  Diamox, and others that reduce nausea and vomiting. Cardio exercises, hiking, kayaking, etc. one month prior to the trip can help you prepare for the trek.

Best time for Everest Base Camp Luxuty Lodge Trek

Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Everest Base Camp Trekking. During these seasons the weather is less likely to get extreme. The humidity is low and the probability of rain is also quite low. In winter we can have foggy weather but on the clear days, the snow at those mountains thicken some extra inches which boost the beauty of the Himalayas. However, the temperature at this season drops below the freezing point. During the summer the mountains face heavy rainfall most of the days, it is also the least appropriate season to have the flight. At this time of year, the weather can also become drastic within a matter of seconds. We plan the trekking according to the weather forecast of the Meteorological Forecasting Division prioritizing your safety. Even during autumn and spring, you need to prepare for some cold nights while approaching the Base Camp.

Accommodation

No matter if you are in Kathmandu or you are on the trek, you will be provided with the best luxurious hotel available. During the trek, all the luxurious services that exist in the city may not be available. However, we make sure you will get the best services available at each stopping point. You will get comfortable private rooms with attached bathrooms and all the necessary facilities like a hot shower, heater, and extra blankets.

Food and Water

In Kathmandu, your hotel will provide you with a hearty breakfast. You can try different cuisines every day. Basically, whatever dish you want to try is available there with various themes and amazing hospitality.

During the trek, food items such as rice, pasta, noodles, soup, dal bhat, eggs, potatoes, vegetables, etc. are available normally. You can also try yak cheese and other yak products. Meat and other overly spicy things that are hard for you to digest should be avoided. You can also carry dry food, energy bars, and chocolates for snacks. As a bonus for your luxury trek, you are provided with an unlimited refill of boiled water, tea, and coffee.

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival in KathmanduAltitude: 1,350m
  • Day 2:Flight to Lukla and trek to PhakdingAltitude: 2652 m
  • Day 3:Trek from Phakding to Namche BazaarAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 4:Acclimatization Day at Namche BazaarAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 5:Trek from Namche Bazaar to TengbocheAltitude: 3870 m
  • Day 6:Trek from Tengboche to DingbocheAltitude: 4400 m
  • Day 7:Acclimatization Day at DingbocheAltitude: 4400 m
  • Day 8:Trek from Dingboche to LobucheAltitude: 4900 m
  • Day 9:Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorak ShepAltitude: 5180 m
  • Day 10:Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar and back to PhericheAltitude: 4371 m
  • Day 11:Trek from Pheriche to NamcheAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 12:Trek from Namche to LuklaAltitude: 3440 m
  • Day 13:Flight from Lukla to KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 14:Sightseeing Day in KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 15:Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1,350m
  • AccommodationHotel Mulberry/ Hotel Shankar
  • MealsBreakfast

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representatives will be already there to pick you up. You will be then driven to Hotel Mulberry or Hotel Shankar from the airport. You will take a rest for a while in the hotel. Later, you will be introduced to your trek guide who will give you a short briefing of the trekking. You can then go to the market to buy the gears and types of equipment required for your journey if you haven’t bought one already. Later in the evening you can stroll around the streets, going to restaurants and bars and trying different dishes, etc.

Day 2:Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding

  • Max Altitude2652 m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD

You will have a plane flight to Lukla early in the morning. After completing the flight, you will be introduced to your porters. Trek begins from here as you walk through the almost plain terrain to Phakding. You will walk alongside the Dudhkoshi river. Trek to Phakding is relatively easy and rather relaxed. When you reach Phakding, you will stay in Yeti Mountain Home. You can spend the rest of your time enjoying the surroundings and strolling around.

Day 3:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD

After having breakfast in Phakding, you will leave for Namche Bazaar. You will first cross the Dudh Koshi river and then walk through pine and rhododendron forest to get to Monjo valley. You will enter the Sagarmatha National Park from Monjo where you can take/check your permit and move forward. Then you will have to ascend uphill to Namche. You might encounter Yak and porters carrying goods for Namche Bazaar. You will also see many mani walls and prayer flags along the way. After walking for a few hours, you will reach Namche Bazaar where you will be greeted with the first glimpse of Mt. Everest. You will spend the rest of your day at Namche and stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 4:Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD

When you reach Namche Bazaar, you will cross the 3000 elevation mark which is the safe limit for altitude sickness. Here, you need to take acclimatization rest to adapt your body to the high altitude. You can have an optional hike to the viewpoint near Namche such as Everest viewpoint, Everest View Hotel, etc. You also can stroll around Namche, interact with local people, shop the missing gears if you have missed any as it is the last chance. You will spend the night at the Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 5:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

  • Max Altitude3870 m
  • AccommodationHotel Himalaya
  • MealsBLD

Having breakfast at Namche Bazaar, you will set off for Tengboche. The trail to Tengboche offers some wonderful vistas of the Mountains. You will first cross the river and complete a few ascends and descends through the ridges. You will then reach your destination Tengboche. Tengboche itself is a great viewpoint to behold great views of mountains. Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde, etc. Especially the view of Ama Dablam and Mt. Everest is amazing from here. You can visit the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the Everest region. Spend some time with the heartwarming view and chants of Monastery. You will stay overnight at Hotel Himalaya guest house.

Day 6:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche

  • Max Altitude4400 m
  • AccommodationHotel Good Luck
  • MealsBLD

Your 6th day of trek journey begins as you walk towards Dingboche from Tengboche. You will pass through rhododendron and oak forests. Along the way, you can see crop farms and stonewalls to save the farm from the harsh wind. You will have to Pass through Pangboche village to get to Dingboche. You can also have an optional hike to the Pangboche monastery. Walking further, you will reach Dingboche. You will get an amazing view of the barren rocky mountains and landscapes from here. You will stay overnight at Hotel Good Luck.

Day 7:Acclimatization Day at Dingboche

  • Max Altitude4400 m
  • AccommodationHotel Good Luck
  • MealsBLD

You will stay at Dingboche as your second day of acclimatization day. However, you can explore the surrounding of Dingboche. You can have an optional hike to Chukung Ri, high passes of Amphu Laptsa and Makalu Barun National Park. You can also climb Garstang Hill to get an amazing view of the mountains. If you want to take a rest, you can stroll around Dingboche exploring the lifestyle of local Sherpas. You will stay overnight at the Hotel Good Luck.

Day 8:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche

  • Max Altitude4900 m
  • AccommodationHotel Mother Earth
  • MealsBLD

From this point, the higher you go the challenging trail becomes. You will ascend the steep ridge at first. You can see the memorial stupas dedicated to the departed climbers and trekkers. Then you will have to walk through the moraine valleys, and mountain terrains all the way to Lobuche. It is a small village settled on the base of Mt. Lobuche. You can get an amazing view of Mt, Lobuche, Mt. Pumori and Mt. Nuptse. However, the peak of Everest is hidden behind these mountains. You will spend the night at Hotel Mother Earth, Lobuche.

Day 9:Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp (5364m) to Gorak Shep

  • Max Altitude5180 m
  • AccommodationYeti Resort
  • MealsBLD

It is the day when you hit your final destination. You will wake up early in the morning and trek to Gorak Shep which is a relatively easy walk as compared to the previous day. You will have your lunch at Gorak Shep and head towards Everest Base Camp. You will have to walk through the rocky and challenging trail, moraines, etc. After walking for a while, you will reach Khumbu glacier. In expedition season, you might encounter climbers aiming to climb the summit of Everest. Even though the path is challenging, it rewards you with the mesmerizing view of the glaciers, moraine valleys, and mountains from the Everest Base Camp. However, the peak of Everest itself can be seen properly from the base camp as it is hidden behind Lhotse and Nuptse. You will spend some time at Everest Base Camp and get back to Gorak Shep and take a rest to release yourself from the fatigue of strenuous trekking.

Day 10:Trek from Gorak Shep to Kalapatthar and back to Pheriche

  • Max Altitude4371 m
  • AccommodationHotel Himalaya
  • MealsBLD

Before the dawn, you will trek to Kala Patthar from Gorakshep to get the glorious view of the sunrise. You will get the closest-ever view of Mt. Everest From Kalapatthar and its adjacent peaks Lhotse Changtse and Nuptse. The view of sunrise over the mountains over these mountains is the best view you can get during your trek. To the south, you can see the trail you crossed to come here which makes you feel accomplished. After spending some time enjoying the view there, you will get back to Gorak Shep. You will have lunch at Gorakshep and descend to Pheriche exploring the different routes. As there will be no risk of altitude sickness this time, you can walk as much as you can. You will stay overnight at Hotel Himalaya.

Day 11:Trek from Pheriche to Namche

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD

You will have breakfast in Pheriche and descend to Namche from there. Along the way, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountain range from different perspectives. In the rhododendron and oak forests, you might encounter musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Snow leopard etc if you got lucky. You descend further down and you will catch the trail of the Gokyo lake. You might encounter trekkers from that route with whom you can exchange your trekking experiences along the way. When you reach Namche, you will check into the hotel and take a rest.

Day 12:Trek from Namche to Lukla

  • Max Altitude3440 m
  • AccommodationYeti Mountain Home
  • MealsBLD

On the last day of your trekking, you will descend to Lukla from Namche crossing several local villages along the way. When you reach Lukla, you can book a plane flight to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the day celebrating your success. You can go to the local pubs and restaurants, try the beer and different local dishes. You will stay overnight at Yeti Mountain Home.

Day 13:Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • AccommodationHotel Mulberry/ Hotel Shankar
  • MealsBreakfast

It is time to bid farewell to your porters. You will then have a flight to Kathmandu enjoying the amazing birds-eye view of the landscapes. When you arrive at Kathmandu, you will be driven to the hotel where you will be staying. You can take a rest, stroll around the city, buy handicrafts and souvenirs, etc. You can go to the cafes and bars in the evening try different dishes etc.

Day 14:Sightseeing Day in Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • AccommodationHotel Mulberry/ Hotel Shankar
  • MealsBreakfast

The last day of your trip will be sightseeing around the valley. There are many sights of cultural and historical significance around Kathmandu. Our private vehicle will come to pick you up at your hotel and take you to the excursion around the valley. You will be visiting 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sights of Kathmandu and many other places. Finally, in the evening, you will attend the farewell dinner organized by Sublime Trails. You can share your trek experience with other trekkers, give your suggestion and feedback, enjoy different dishes etc in the dinner program.

Day 15:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast
Your Everest Base Camp luxury trek journey concludes here. According to your flight schedule, we will drive you to the airport for your connecting flight and bid you farewell. However, if you decide to extend our stay in Nepal or go for another trip, you can inform us. We will be more than happy to help you with your next trip.

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What's Included

  • Meals: 
    14 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    5-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 days 
    Luxury lodge accommodation along the way for 11 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
    Domestic Flight to Lukla and back
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Sagarmatha National Park Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
    Monument Entrance Fee
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and 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

What's not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast 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
  • 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

Additional Information

Cultural richness

Sherpa are the inhabitants of the Everest region, making the area a hub for ethnicity and preserved cultures. Everyone here practises Buddhism and celebrates Buddhist festivals throughout the year.

As you hike to Everest Base Camp, you'll witness countless Stupas, Stone Sculptures, Cravings of Buddhist Mantras and much more. These elements make the region culturally affluent.

Also, the Sherpa lifestyle, attire, and languages are the best in Khumbu.
 

Diverse flora and fauna

Everest region is rich in diverse flora and fauna, just like its richness in mountains, peaks, and inspiring landscapes. Birds, mammals, rare snow leopards, red panda, and other animals belong to the Everest region. Also, the various plant species, including Pine, Birch, Juniper, Oak, and several medicinal herbs, are a treasure to this landscape.

While on the Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge trek, you'll have the opportunity to glance at these beautiful aspects of the Everest region.
 

Trekkers safety and security

Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek guarantees your 100% safe and sound trekking experience. Medical attention, helicopter evacuation, hygienic meals, safe drinking water, and 24/7 support throughout the trek ensure your utmost safety.

The Kathmandu Lukla flight is also safe and sound. If you feel scared of taking a flight, you can also take Kathmandu to Lukla Helicopter Flight to make the flight experience further adventurous.
 

Guides and Porters safety

A trip can never be successful if the trek guides and porters are not secured. To secure your travel, Sublime Trails ensures the utmost safety and security of the principles and porters.

We employ guides who are in perfect physical shape. Also, we only use trek guides who have been to Everest for years. Directions come with health insurance and also get an immediate rescue in emergencies.
 

Travel Insurance

Your life may depend on having proof of travel insurance during an emergency helicopter rescue. Altitude sickness may make hikers quite unwell at particular occasions. As a last resort, a helicopter evacuation may be your best option. 

When you're at a high altitude, having good travel insurance that covers your medical expenses and helicopter evacuation is important. Additionally, if you can show confirmation of travel insurance, helicopter firms will dispatch helicopters on time.
 

Flight delays and transportation

Flight delays to Lukla can happen on an average day due to sudden changes in weather in Lukla or by increased air traffic in Kathmandu. Everest Luxury Lodge Trek departs mainly in Spring and Autumn. Hence, these months are the best time known for clear weather and stable temperature.

Flight cancellation barely happens during these months. However, we recommend you plan your trip duration to cope with the possible flight delays.


Baggage and weight limit

The two-week Everest Luxury Lodge trek takes place in the Everest area. Therefore, it would be helpful if you brought a good backpack for the excursion.

Having said that, avoid packing extra items in the backpack since doing so would just add to its weight. You must now hire an additional trek porter to carry your gear. When you purchase this package from us, we only send one porter for every two trekkers, and a porter's maximum combined weight is 30 kg. If you can keep the weight under 15 kg, it will be okay.

In a similar vein, airlines only permit 15kg per passenger. As a result, you will be charged more if the weight exceeds 15 kilos.
 

Trekking gears for Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

Wearable gear is necessary for chilly nights and day excursions on Everest Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek. For day excursions, fleeces, wind- and rain-resistant jackets, and thin sleeves are useful. A scarf and hat can protect the face from sunlight and frigid winds. In case of rain, it could be a good idea to carry a poncho. If not, a day hike won't require warm clothes.

The best hiking footwear gives the maximum level of comfort on your day journey. Your legs won't be put under a lot of stress if you have proper hiking shoes. Trekking poles will also make it easier for you to climb and descend the trek route.

In the morning and evening, the temperature at high altitudes drops to slightly below freezing. The typical nightly temperature is around -7 degrees in the spring and fall. Wearing thick layers of clothes is therefore necessary. Three-layered down jackets, wool hoodies, sweaters, thermocoats, and pants are all necessary items of clothing. Woollen gloves, neck warmers, and caps are also necessary. The best sleeping bags for overnight usage are multi-layered and zippered. When choosing a sleeping bag, look for ones designed for high-altitude camping.
 

Tips for trek guides and porters

Every trek guide and porter deserves a good tip at the end of the Everest Luxury Lodge Trek. We recommend you tip at least 10% of the trip cost as a tip to the porter and trek guides.

Some trekkers even offer happy meals and leave their trekking gears to encourage the guides to keep working and delivering the best service.

FAQs

  • The difficulty of Everest Base Camp trekking is strenuous. You have to walk almost 7/8 hours a day in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius. In addition, the Strenuous trips are much longer than the Moderate Plus treks. The strenuous trips are on average 13-20 days in length. Trekking in such cold climatic conditions and for such a long period of time requires you to have a good level of physical fitness. Besides, you will also need mental toughness to complete these trips.

  • Cardio exercises like running, cycling and jogging for about 4-5 days a week for a couple of months before the trip can be very helpful. Other core strengthening and muscle endurance training can also be done in addition. Examining how your body reacts to increasing altitude will increase your trip success rate. To avoid altitude sickness, you should stay hydrated.

  • As altitude sickness is a major risk while having Everest Base Camp Trek, you should not rush while trekking. You need to make your trek slow and steady to get to the Everest Base Camp without getting exhausted. On average, you can walk 6-7 hours a day. However, the higher you go the more difficult it becomes to walk. While returning, you can return to Lukla just in three days as walking downward is relatively easy and there is no risk of AMS.

Clients Reviews

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  • Scott Fletcher
    Scott FletcherApril 03, 2018
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    Perfect Trek to EBC and back

    Getting to Everest Base Camp doesn't always have to be about giving up your normal way of life, not after Sublime Trails' Luxury Everest Base Camp trek. Obviously you have to trek for several hours a day but you after a long day, you can rest in luxurious accommodation and enjoy hot beverages and nice food. But, as you walk further, the places you will stay will be more simple but more than you would expect in such a rural area. I didn't think it was possible because I had already been to ABC and it was so hard for me to stay at tea houses, though the people were kind and did whatever they could. Well done guys, Thanks for the awesome trip.

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