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Everest Base Camp Trekking

"the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas."

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Duration Duration
15 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5554m/18192ft
Activities Activities
Adventure Hiking & Sightseeing tour
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfers, Tour on a Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
Grade Grade
Moderate
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Teahouse Lodge Trek
Meals Meals
14 Breakfast, 12 Lunch & 12 Dinner
Group Size Group Size
1-16 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Mar - Jun, Sept - Nov
Accommodation Accommodation
- 3 nights in a 3 Star Hotel
- 11 nights in tea house lodge

Overview of Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp for 15 Days is a popular itinerary to get to EBC. Every traveler will find trekking to be a tough yet popular activity. The Sagarmatha National Park is the name given to the Everest region. It is the most beautiful spot on the planet. In addition, four of the world’s six tallest peaks are located in this region. The region’s notable peaks are Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu.

The high ridges that traverse the formidable Himalayas are crowned by Mt. Everest. Endangered creatures can be found in the Sagarmatha National Park Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, and Himalayan Thars, as well as Nepal’s largest Khumbu and longest Ngozumpa glaciers, are among them. The 15-day or 14-day short Everest Trek is also quite popular among trekkers.

Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  • Admiring the breathtaking Himalayan panoramas
  • The Sherpa, their culture, and their traditions are treasured.
  • The Buddhist monasteries, bright prayer flags, and distinctive carvings on the walls will make you fall in love.
  • Enjoy the welcoming warmth of the Himalayan natives.
  • Tengboche is an old and culturally significant monastery.
  • One of the top hiking trails in the world awaits you.

Trekking Route Map

Everest Base Camp Trek Route

The Greatest Walk

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a suitable excursion to observe the magnetic elegance of the Himalayas away from the mundane routine and the throng of towns. It is also a legendary and mythical voyage that takes place at a height of 5,364 meters. It is around 130 kilometers from Lukla, which is located on Nepal’s eastern side. You may feel exhausted and want to give up during the trek. However, reaching base camp is a significant accomplishment. Mountains blanketed in snow, rivers, and a colorful forest provides inspiration to continue.

Visitors can embark on the Everest Base Camp trek. Locals become friends with them and their culture, and the trek’s trail leaves them with lifelong memories. After completing the Everest Base Camp trip, those recollections become nostalgic.

The Everest Base Camp trek is the most magnificent walk in the Himalayan region. Trekking in the Everest region provides breathtaking mountain views. It’s a chance to peek into the lives of world-famous Sherpa mountaineers. The walk also includes a chance to visit the wonders of Sagarmatha National Park. The park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It supports a diverse range of Himalayan plants and animals. It is also necessary to travel here in order to see the world’s highest Buddhist monasteries up close. The voyage to Everest Base Camp is the most rewarding of them all.

A Quick Overview of the Trek

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is considered to be one of the most challenging treks in the world. It’s a chance to join Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on an epic trip that began in 1953. Nothing, however, compares to the rush and sense of success that trekkers experience after witnessing the majesty and elegance of the great Everest up close.

The 17-day Everest Base Camp Trek is suited for beginner trekkers who are in excellent health and have a moderate level of physical fitness. The Oriental Journeys Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days, on the other hand, would be great if you want to take on extra challenges and “remain off the beaten road.” If we’re looking for a true adventurer to accompany us on a hard trip that spans some of the world’s most famous high passes, we should pick Oriental Journeys Everest High Passes Trek.

The trail also offers stunning views of Himalayan peaks, glaciers, and magnificent Sherpa settlements. You will also have the opportunity to wander through verdant farmlands, Sherpa bazaars and villages, Buddhist monasteries, and white rivers. Similarly, you can stop at Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and other places along the way to Everest Base Camp.

Is the trek to Everest Base Camp difficult?

Despite the fact that the Everest Base Camp walk is difficult and adventurous, many individuals complete it. The hike is easy to moderate and does not require any prior hiking expertise. Trekking to Everest is similar to walking up and down hills in the flatlands. As a result, if you have prior uphill and downhill trekking expertise, you will be able to accomplish this walk. Furthermore, the walk includes acclimatization at two places along the way, as well as preparation for the trek.

From Kala Pattar, you can see Everest and more

After completing the captivating Everest Base Camp Trekking, the next adventure takes you to Kalapattar’s highest point, at 5,545 meters. This is a prominent feature of this route because it is positioned on the south ridge of Pumori. To go to Kalapattar, one must climb for 2.5 hours. The panoramic Everest panorama, as well as the other highest Himalayas, may be seen from the Kalapathar viewpoint:

  • Everest (8,848m/29,028ft.)
  • Lhotse (8,516m/24,940ft.)
  • Nuptse (7,855m/25,772ft.)
  • Makalu (8,463m/27758ft.)
  • Pumori (7,161m/23,488ft.)
  • Tharmarsarku (6,623m/21,732ft.)
  • Amadablam (22,349.08ft/6,812m)

After experiencing the panoramic vista of Mt. Everest, the trip returns to Lukla and the team celebrates their achievement. After a fantastic excursion to Mount Everest, you’ll fly to Kathmandu on a picturesque flight.

When is the best time to go on an EBC trek?

Spring is the finest time to trek to Everest Base Camp. Except during the monsoon season, the Everest flyback by heli can be done at any time. You may even do the walk in the winter if you’re prepared for the cold. You can enjoy crystal clear mountain views throughout the winter. Aside from that, during the winter, there would be a few trekkers. As a result, there would be no crowds on the trail throughout the winter.

Meals & Food

During your Everest Base Camp journey, you will have access to slightly superior lodging. The tea houses are of a good standard. The food at the local tea house lodge is excellent. Namche Bazaar’s main hub has high-end lodges and a wide range of cuisines. Despite the fact that the general food menu remains consistent throughout the path, the price increases as you rise. People in Nepal enjoy eating Dal Bhat approximately twice a day. Aside from bakery items, you may sample locally prepared pizza, spaghetti, noodles, and other dishes. Local delicacies like as Dal Bhat, Nepali bread, Momo, Thendup, and other dishes allow you to experience the local cuisine.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp: Activities

  • The Sagarmatha National Park offers fantastic sightseeing opportunities.
  • The Kathmandu Valley is a sight to behold.
  • Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5643m) treks offer amazing views.
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Nuptse from the Himalayan panorama.
  • Learning about the Sherpa culture in Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche, and other locations.
  • A view of the Gokyo Lakes and the Gokyo RI
  • The Hillary Museum is worth a visit.
  • Explore the famed Namche Bazaar’s Sherpa Capital.

Everest Base Camp Trekking - Accommodation

Oriental Journeys provides the accommodation at 3-star categories hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast. During the trails, the lodges are with basic facilities with shared washrooms. Rooms are usually twin sharing type and provided with a warm mattress and blankets. You can carry your own sleeping bag in an option.  All the lodges do not provide hot water to take a shower. However, will provide additional minimum payment.

Days Hotel/Lodge Category Place
01-02, 14 3 star Hotel 3 Star - 3 nights Kathmandu
03-12 Tea House Eco Lodge Lodge - 11 nights Trek Route

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    Feb 29, 2020
    by Kevin on Oriental Journeys

    We can book our Everest Base Camp trip with Oriental Journeys. They are perfect and professional operators. We had the best time and enjoyed the grand walk. The views were extraordinary and amazing. The people were nice. The bad thing was that we had to rush for Kathmandu because of the COVID lockdown. We had a wonderful experience.

    Feb 4, 2020
    by Charles M. Health on Oriental Journeys
    Amazing Experience !

    I and my partner went for the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Oriental Journeys. We had an amazing time with most unforgettable memory of the trip. The only we dealt is with the delaying flight from Lukla to Kathmandu due to the bad weather. The staffs are highly professional and the operator Oriental Journeys is a very reliable one for operating this trek. Our guide Aneel is very knowledgeable. He guides and cares on Every hardship we faced during the trek. I and my partner definitely recommend this operator for the future trek and tours to anyone.

    Thank you for your great review! We are very much thankful with your review and tried our best to provide best possible services.

    Dec 12, 2019
    by Sabrina Weber on Oriental Journeys
    Amazing Trek to EBC

    Everest Trek in Nepal is in my bucket list. This is one of the must doing trek in Nepal. The trek was really fun and it is not as hardest as I think of. I always appreciate Oriental Journeys for the professional services. The guide is very professional too. He has plenty of knowledge on everything and guide me carefully in every step. The Itinerary was well managed and the accommodation and food suits our needs. Thank you for an amazing experience!”

    Dec 11, 2019
    by Garth V. White on Oriental Journeys

    I was afraid as I was alone for the trekking to EBC this time and there is no group to join with. However, I found myself very lucky to trek lonely with guide as well. I did the trek with great enthusiasm and I was happy all way around. Just came back from an amazing trip and I like to say once in a lifetime trek to EBC with Oriental Journeys. As a solo traveler, I always felt extra care from the guide and they were working hard for the safe treks . I really enjoyed the trek and the flight from Ramechhap to Lukla was really thrilling. Radhika was always very prompt and professional with my question before my departure. She was very kind and hospitable while I was in Kathmandu. The hotel was good and the I like the breakfast and the accommodation of the hotel as well. She also helped me to buy souvenir when I get back from trekking in the Thamel, tourist hub of Kathmandu. I am planning to come in a group for the next year !

    Nov 17, 2019
    by Neo Svensson on Oriental Journeys

    Everest base camp trekking was a well crafted trek of Oriental Journeys . It is all perfect .The accommodation was good and food was good. I loved the innocent faces of the people and their hospitality. I really enjoyed the trek!

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    Everest Base Camp Trekking - Detail Itinerary

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    Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

    On the very first day, our first meeting will be at Tribhuvan International Airport where one of our representatives will be waiting for you. Then we will be heading towards the hotel where you will attend the trip briefing session. The details will be regarding the trek preparation. Hence, the first day will end with the overnight stay in Kathmandu.

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    Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will further move for sightseeing after the guide will come to fetch you at the hotel. There are four destinations for sightseeing that are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first destination will be Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu Temple where you will feel a mystical delight. Then you will set out towards Boudhanath Stupa which is the biggest stupa of South Asia. The huge mandala structure contains a giant stupa at its center, decorated with prayer flags, the site will call your inner peace. The next site is Swayambhunath, more popular as Monkey Temple among tourists. The temple premises is a good viewpoint to observe the entire valley and sunset in the evening. Today’s final destination is Kathmandu Durbar Square. Another name for this world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site is Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar. It houses dozens of temples with unique wooden craft, centuries-old buildings preserving the cultures from the early 6th century. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a religious, historical, and cultural center of Nepal.

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    Day 3: Drive to Ramechhap Airport And fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

    The Tribhuvan International Airport management committee has paused the direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu till further notice due to undergoing maintenance work. The flight to Lukla is diverted to take off from Manthali of Ramechhap. You will start your travel to Everest Base Camp with an early morning drive to Ramechhap (approx. 130 km) airport. On the way, you will enjoy the winsome view of the river, valleys, and scattered settlements. The drive takes around 4 hours along the Araniko and BP highway. It is a 20 minutes flight from Ramechhap to Lukla (2860m). Hence on the same day, we will be going for a trek to magnificent Phakding village. From there we can have a pleasant sight of the irresistible mountain Kusum Kangraru mountain. Finally, we will stay there overnight and continue our trek the next day.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar(3438m, 11km, 5-6 hours)

    As usual, we begin the trek after having our breakfast. Our destination for today is Namche Bazar. As you move further you can see Monjo pass through which you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. During the journey, we trek along the well-preserved alpine forest. The continuously flowing crystal clear water of the river Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi will rinse you mentally and the steel suspension bridge is the best photo point before you start elevation to Namche. On the way, you will see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest in between the twigs of pine trees.
    In the evening, you will enjoy the well-developed environment of Namche Bazar. The mesmerizing mountain panorama surrounding the area will overwhelm you. You can see Mt. Nupla (5885m), Kongde Ri (6093m), Mt. Kusum Kangraru, and the mesmerizing beauty of Mt. Thamserku (6808m).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 5: Rest day in Namche Bazar to acclimatize

    It is a rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization. Although you will not be trekking towards another destination today, you will visit the museum of Namche Bazar with our guides. On the way, you will behold the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. You can then trek up to Syanboche (3780m) to grasp the embracing view of Namche Bazar. You can have a glance at the glorious mountains, including Mt Everest, and others from the Everest View Hotel. You can also have a mind-blowing view of the sunrise in the mountains if the weather is clear. You will return to the same hotel for an overnight stay.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 6: Trek to Tengboche, 3860 m: 10 km, 5-6 hours

    We continue our trek towards Tengboche, crossing the marvelous pathways full of Rhododendron trees that bloom during the spring. The glimpses of mountains peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, and many more from Tengboche catch the eye sights every time. We pass through the wonderful sherpa village. Tengboche monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. It is an important shrine for the Sherpa people living in the region. Mani Rimdu is the biggest festival in the monastery. The Monastery captivates the eyesight of the tourist with its aesthetic surroundings of the beautiful forest.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 metres, 9km, 5-6 hours

    The companion of the splendid Himalayas, panoramic views of the Rhododendron, and the incredible forest area begins our trip towards Dingboche from Tengboche. The Imja river leads down to Pangboche. The village is more appealing as Mt. Ama Dablam lies to the direct opposite of the village. We feel an optimistic vibe while passing by the beautiful monasteries and the Buddhist pilgrimages. The holy mani walls spread the message of the prayers and preserve the centuries-old mountain culture. The beauty of the crop field in the Himalayan region is tempting. Large walls are made around the crops in order to protect them from the wind as well as the grazing animals.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche

    Today is a rest day for acclimatization for the higher trek. The Dingboche village is a pathway for trekkers and mountaineers willing to ascend the majestic mountain Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Imja Tse. The summer valley Dingboche is a ravishing place with green vegetation around it. Crops like potatoes, barley, and buckwheat are grown in the village. Large stone walls are seen around the village which is made to protect the crops.
    You will see the amazing panoramic mountain views. We can spend your day hiking to Nangar Dzong. Besides that, you can choose to climb Dolma Ri, with an easy ascent on foot.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 9: Trek to Lobuche

    The rest day in Dingboche makes you feel as if it recharged your muscle powers. On the way, you will observe the peaks of Tawache and Cholatse covered with snow as a wonderful photo point. With the tremendous view of the sunrise on the peak of Mt. Nuptse, other peaks also await the visitors. Khumutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren, and the Pumori make the expedition more alluring.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 10: Hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5164m- Everest Base camp 5364m: 13km, 6-7 hours

    It looks amazing when the first rays of the sun hit the mountains. The Himalayas turns golden and the valley looks blessed. The trek today is more vibrant and we need to be strong. The powerful wind tries to block our way but our determination to reach the base camp gets us going on. Today the 2.5 miles long mind-blowing Khumbu glacier leads our way. You will follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorak Shep. After 3 hours of walk, we reach Gorak Shep. You can rest there for a while. The settlement there is very tiny and attractive. The trivial number of lodges welcomes every visitor warmly. You can see the spectacular mountain views from Gorak Shep.
    We then continue our trek. The Khumbu Glacier leads to the Everest Base Camp. The way is more pleasing with the gratifying mountain scenes. The charms of the mountain and the flashy camps gleam more beautiful with the color variance with the gray land of the Khumbu region. The people from various regions make your trip more memorable as you talk with them. You can take photos and have fun there and captivate the moment in your cameras as well as in your memory.
    Now we return our way back to Gorak Shep again after roaming around in the base camp.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheriche (4288m), 16km, 7-8 hours

    In the early morning, we get ready for our trek. Today’s destination is Kala Patthar which means Black Rock. The pathway to Kala Patthar is strenuous. There are hard rocks all over the way. We should acclimatize to the weather as the thinning air makes our way more difficult. The top of the Kala Patthar grants us a clear view of Mount Everest and other peaks like Lingtren, Khubutse, Lhotse, and Nuptse. We get an outstanding view of the sunrise and the mountain peaks as the reward for our exhausting but thrilling trek to Kala Patthar. You can take pictures of the mind-boggling and amazing beauty.
    We then trek back to Gorak Shep and move down the way to Periche village. We spend our night in the village of Periche.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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    Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

    As usual, after breakfast, we make our way towards Pangboche and Tengboche. You can see the wild goats on your way downhill. Well preserved green forest and the majestic mountains show our way. They provide us the company as a friend bidding goodbye and welcoming us for another visit. There is the oldest monastery in Pangboche. We can see the marvelous rhododendron forest on our way to Tengboche. We reach the Phunki Tenga after crossing and coming down over the river Dudh Koshi. Finally, we make our way to the exquisite valley Namche and spend the night there.

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    Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2860m), 6-7 hours

    After our night in Namche, we trek down today towards Lukla. We are going to the starting point of our journey. You can see the panoramic views of the mountains, colorful prayer flags around the monasteries, and the holy mani walls. The steel suspension bridge over the milky white Dudh Koshi river leads you the way downwards. Way to Lukla and the day in Lukla is the last in the mountains. The cherished journey is memorable for all of us. You can celebrate the triumph of your journey in Lukla as we spend the night there.

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    Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu

    We again catch the flight from Lukla to Ramechhap with the fascinating views over the sky. From Ramechhap we take a bus and drive back to Kathmandu. We spend our night in Kathmandu with cheerful memories.

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    Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure

    You now fly back to your native nation bidding a farewell to Nepal with memories for a lifetime. You will catch your flight from Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our representatives will come to escort you back to the airport. You will enter the airport 2/3 hours before your flight.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take to walk in Everest base camp?

    Normally, the trek completes within 12 days. It takes 8 days to get to base camp and four days to get back downHowever, based on the pace of the walk, time availability and physical fitness, the itinerary can be customized.

    How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The total length of the Everest Base Camp trek is approx. 130km (round trip). However the trek seems quite long, but to consider it in a typical guided trek one has to walk actually the 9-10 days out of the 15 days. On average the distance one covers in a day is around 14 km per day. In the sense, Everest Base Camp Trek is not a much difficult walk.

    What happens if I will be suffering from altitude sickness problem?

    You are accompanied by well-trained guides who are trained in first aid and altitude problems. Furthermore, the guide will carry the first aid kit during the trek. However, it would be better if you bring your personal first aid kit along with you. Our guide will care you in your meal plan which protects you from altitude sickness problems. Furthermore, our guides also carry local mobile phones and SAT phones in case of an emergency.

    Can I charge my camera and other equipment on my trip?

    The charging facilities will be available in some hotel receptions, however; we have to pay for this service. Please do not forget to bring two or three-pin travel adapters with you while coming in trekking.

    How much additional money do I need per day?

    It depends on your personal interests and spending habits. While you stay in Kathmandu, you can allocate per person $50 to 70 for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. You can allocate approximately $ 300 to 350 per person to buy meals and drinks during the trek.

    Who will be your guide?

    Oriental Journeys will provide you a government licensed holder local English speaking guide. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German and any other if you prefer. But for them,  you have to pay extra cost.

    Are Showers available on the trek?

    The major places like Namche Bazaar and Lukla in the Everest region have a guesthouse with a hot shower. Otherwise, hotel water in a bucket will be provided for the shower. But for this, you have to pay an extra USD 3-4 per shower.

    What is the best time to come on the trek on Everest Base Camp?

    The best trekking season starts from mid-September to mid-December in Nepal. The best months to trek to the Everest region are pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and the post-monsoon (Late September, October, November, and December), especially in Everest Base camp.

    How cold is Everest Base Camp?

    During the month of January, the temperatures in Everest Base Camp is comparatively cold. The temperature ranges between max 4°C during the day and min -17°C at night. Generally, temperatures during the nights and in the early mornings get below freezing point. Whereas, it is a bit less cold during the month of March-April.

    Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop
    • Accommodation with breakfast in Three-star hotels
    • Accommodation and all the meals including Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking
    • Transportation used during the trekking
    • Flight tickets for Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
    • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour  guide
    • All entrance fee during the sightseeing and trekking
    • An experienced English speaking guide, if required, another language guide on request (a bit costly)
    • For more than 5 trekkers, an assistance guide will be provided)
    • Porter (usually one porter for two trekkers will be provided)
    • Guide, assistant guide, porter, and other necessary staff salaries, insurance food and accommodation along with the airfare when required.
    • Achievement certificates, a T-shirt, and a trekking map are provided by the company.
    • TIMS and all necessary permits during trekking
    • First Aid Medical kit and other necessary medicines
    • Farewell dinner
    • All the government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
    • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
    • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
    • personal effects.
    • Hot Shower
    • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
    • Tips and Gratuities

    Everest Base Camp Trekking - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates

    Departure Date Trip Duration Cost/Person Availability Join Group
    16/07/2020 15 Days USD 1550 Available Join Group
    08/01/2021 15 Days USD 1685 Available Join Group
    13/01/2021 15 Days USD 1560 Available Join Group
    22/01/2021 15 Days USD 1560 Available Join Group
    06/01/2068 15 Days USD 1560 Available Join Group
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    Duration Duration
    15 Days
    Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
    5554m/18192ft
    Activities Activities
    Adventure Hiking & Sightseeing tour
    Destination Destination
    Nepal
    Start/End Point Start/End Point
    Kathmandu - Kathmandu
    Transportation Transportation
    Airport Transfers, Tour on a Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
    Grade Grade
    Moderate
    Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
    Teahouse Lodge Trek
    Meals Meals
    14 Breakfast, 12 Lunch & 12 Dinner
    Group Size Group Size
    1-16 People
    Best Seasons Best Seasons
    Mar - Jun, Sept - Nov
    Accommodation Accommodation
    - 3 nights in a 3 Star Hotel
    - 11 nights in tea house lodge

    Everest Base Camp for 15 Days is a popular itinerary to get to EBC. Every traveler will find trekking to be a tough yet popular activity. The Sagarmatha National Park is the name given to the Everest region. It is the most beautiful spot on the planet. In addition, four of the world’s six tallest peaks are located in this region. The region’s notable peaks are Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu.

    The high ridges that traverse the formidable Himalayas are crowned by Mt. Everest. Endangered creatures can be found in the Sagarmatha National Park Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, and Himalayan Thars, as well as Nepal’s largest Khumbu and longest Ngozumpa glaciers, are among them. The 15-day or 14-day short Everest Trek is also quite popular among trekkers.

    Everest Base Camp Trekking Highlights

    • Admiring the breathtaking Himalayan panoramas
    • The Sherpa, their culture, and their traditions are treasured.
    • The Buddhist monasteries, bright prayer flags, and distinctive carvings on the walls will make you fall in love.
    • Enjoy the welcoming warmth of the Himalayan natives.
    • Tengboche is an old and culturally significant monastery.
    • One of the top hiking trails in the world awaits you.

    Trekking Route Map

    Everest Base Camp Trek Route

    The Greatest Walk

    The Everest Base Camp Trek is a suitable excursion to observe the magnetic elegance of the Himalayas away from the mundane routine and the throng of towns. It is also a legendary and mythical voyage that takes place at a height of 5,364 meters. It is around 130 kilometers from Lukla, which is located on Nepal’s eastern side. You may feel exhausted and want to give up during the trek. However, reaching base camp is a significant accomplishment. Mountains blanketed in snow, rivers, and a colorful forest provides inspiration to continue.

    Visitors can embark on the Everest Base Camp trek. Locals become friends with them and their culture, and the trek’s trail leaves them with lifelong memories. After completing the Everest Base Camp trip, those recollections become nostalgic.

    The Everest Base Camp trek is the most magnificent walk in the Himalayan region. Trekking in the Everest region provides breathtaking mountain views. It’s a chance to peek into the lives of world-famous Sherpa mountaineers. The walk also includes a chance to visit the wonders of Sagarmatha National Park. The park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It supports a diverse range of Himalayan plants and animals. It is also necessary to travel here in order to see the world’s highest Buddhist monasteries up close. The voyage to Everest Base Camp is the most rewarding of them all.

    A Quick Overview of the Trek

    Trekking to Everest Base Camp is considered to be one of the most challenging treks in the world. It’s a chance to join Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on an epic trip that began in 1953. Nothing, however, compares to the rush and sense of success that trekkers experience after witnessing the majesty and elegance of the great Everest up close.

    The 17-day Everest Base Camp Trek is suited for beginner trekkers who are in excellent health and have a moderate level of physical fitness. The Oriental Journeys Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes – 18 Days, on the other hand, would be great if you want to take on extra challenges and “remain off the beaten road.” If we’re looking for a true adventurer to accompany us on a hard trip that spans some of the world’s most famous high passes, we should pick Oriental Journeys Everest High Passes Trek.

    The trail also offers stunning views of Himalayan peaks, glaciers, and magnificent Sherpa settlements. You will also have the opportunity to wander through verdant farmlands, Sherpa bazaars and villages, Buddhist monasteries, and white rivers. Similarly, you can stop at Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Dingboche, and other places along the way to Everest Base Camp.

    Is the trek to Everest Base Camp difficult?

    Despite the fact that the Everest Base Camp walk is difficult and adventurous, many individuals complete it. The hike is easy to moderate and does not require any prior hiking expertise. Trekking to Everest is similar to walking up and down hills in the flatlands. As a result, if you have prior uphill and downhill trekking expertise, you will be able to accomplish this walk. Furthermore, the walk includes acclimatization at two places along the way, as well as preparation for the trek.

    From Kala Pattar, you can see Everest and more

    After completing the captivating Everest Base Camp Trekking, the next adventure takes you to Kalapattar’s highest point, at 5,545 meters. This is a prominent feature of this route because it is positioned on the south ridge of Pumori. To go to Kalapattar, one must climb for 2.5 hours. The panoramic Everest panorama, as well as the other highest Himalayas, may be seen from the Kalapathar viewpoint:

    • Everest (8,848m/29,028ft.)
    • Lhotse (8,516m/24,940ft.)
    • Nuptse (7,855m/25,772ft.)
    • Makalu (8,463m/27758ft.)
    • Pumori (7,161m/23,488ft.)
    • Tharmarsarku (6,623m/21,732ft.)
    • Amadablam (22,349.08ft/6,812m)

    After experiencing the panoramic vista of Mt. Everest, the trip returns to Lukla and the team celebrates their achievement. After a fantastic excursion to Mount Everest, you’ll fly to Kathmandu on a picturesque flight.

    When is the best time to go on an EBC trek?

    Spring is the finest time to trek to Everest Base Camp. Except during the monsoon season, the Everest flyback by heli can be done at any time. You may even do the walk in the winter if you’re prepared for the cold. You can enjoy crystal clear mountain views throughout the winter. Aside from that, during the winter, there would be a few trekkers. As a result, there would be no crowds on the trail throughout the winter.

    Meals & Food

    During your Everest Base Camp journey, you will have access to slightly superior lodging. The tea houses are of a good standard. The food at the local tea house lodge is excellent. Namche Bazaar’s main hub has high-end lodges and a wide range of cuisines. Despite the fact that the general food menu remains consistent throughout the path, the price increases as you rise. People in Nepal enjoy eating Dal Bhat approximately twice a day. Aside from bakery items, you may sample locally prepared pizza, spaghetti, noodles, and other dishes. Local delicacies like as Dal Bhat, Nepali bread, Momo, Thendup, and other dishes allow you to experience the local cuisine.

    Trekking to Everest Base Camp: Activities

    • The Sagarmatha National Park offers fantastic sightseeing opportunities.
    • The Kathmandu Valley is a sight to behold.
    • Everest Base Camp (5364m) and Kalapatthar (5643m) treks offer amazing views.
    • Enjoy the beautiful views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Ama Dablam, and Mt. Nuptse from the Himalayan panorama.
    • Learning about the Sherpa culture in Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche, and other locations.
    • A view of the Gokyo Lakes and the Gokyo RI
    • The Hillary Museum is worth a visit.
    • Explore the famed Namche Bazaar’s Sherpa Capital.

    Everest Base Camp Trekking - Video


    Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

    On the very first day, our first meeting will be at Tribhuvan International Airport where one of our representatives will be waiting for you. Then we will be heading towards the hotel where you will attend the trip briefing session. The details will be regarding the trek preparation. Hence, the first day will end with the overnight stay in Kathmandu.

    Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will further move for sightseeing after the guide will come to fetch you at the hotel. There are four destinations for sightseeing that are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The first destination will be Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu Temple where you will feel a mystical delight. Then you will set out towards Boudhanath Stupa which is the biggest stupa of South Asia. The huge mandala structure contains a giant stupa at its center, decorated with prayer flags, the site will call your inner peace. The next site is Swayambhunath, more popular as Monkey Temple among tourists. The temple premises is a good viewpoint to observe the entire valley and sunset in the evening. Today’s final destination is Kathmandu Durbar Square. Another name for this world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site is Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar. It houses dozens of temples with unique wooden craft, centuries-old buildings preserving the cultures from the early 6th century. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a religious, historical, and cultural center of Nepal.

    Day 3: Drive to Ramechhap Airport And fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

    The Tribhuvan International Airport management committee has paused the direct flight to Lukla from Kathmandu till further notice due to undergoing maintenance work. The flight to Lukla is diverted to take off from Manthali of Ramechhap. You will start your travel to Everest Base Camp with an early morning drive to Ramechhap (approx. 130 km) airport. On the way, you will enjoy the winsome view of the river, valleys, and scattered settlements. The drive takes around 4 hours along the Araniko and BP highway. It is a 20 minutes flight from Ramechhap to Lukla (2860m). Hence on the same day, we will be going for a trek to magnificent Phakding village. From there we can have a pleasant sight of the irresistible mountain Kusum Kangraru mountain. Finally, we will stay there overnight and continue our trek the next day.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar(3438m, 11km, 5-6 hours)

    As usual, we begin the trek after having our breakfast. Our destination for today is Namche Bazar. As you move further you can see Monjo pass through which you enter the Sagarmatha National Park. During the journey, we trek along the well-preserved alpine forest. The continuously flowing crystal clear water of the river Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi will rinse you mentally and the steel suspension bridge is the best photo point before you start elevation to Namche. On the way, you will see the first glimpse of Mt. Everest in between the twigs of pine trees.
    In the evening, you will enjoy the well-developed environment of Namche Bazar. The mesmerizing mountain panorama surrounding the area will overwhelm you. You can see Mt. Nupla (5885m), Kongde Ri (6093m), Mt. Kusum Kangraru, and the mesmerizing beauty of Mt. Thamserku (6808m).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 5: Rest day in Namche Bazar to acclimatize

    It is a rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization. Although you will not be trekking towards another destination today, you will visit the museum of Namche Bazar with our guides. On the way, you will behold the lifestyle of the Sherpa people. You can then trek up to Syanboche (3780m) to grasp the embracing view of Namche Bazar. You can have a glance at the glorious mountains, including Mt Everest, and others from the Everest View Hotel. You can also have a mind-blowing view of the sunrise in the mountains if the weather is clear. You will return to the same hotel for an overnight stay.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 6: Trek to Tengboche, 3860 m: 10 km, 5-6 hours

    We continue our trek towards Tengboche, crossing the marvelous pathways full of Rhododendron trees that bloom during the spring. The glimpses of mountains peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Amadablam, and many more from Tengboche catch the eye sights every time. We pass through the wonderful sherpa village. Tengboche monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, is the largest monastery in the Khumbu region. It is an important shrine for the Sherpa people living in the region. Mani Rimdu is the biggest festival in the monastery. The Monastery captivates the eyesight of the tourist with its aesthetic surroundings of the beautiful forest.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 metres, 9km, 5-6 hours

    The companion of the splendid Himalayas, panoramic views of the Rhododendron, and the incredible forest area begins our trip towards Dingboche from Tengboche. The Imja river leads down to Pangboche. The village is more appealing as Mt. Ama Dablam lies to the direct opposite of the village. We feel an optimistic vibe while passing by the beautiful monasteries and the Buddhist pilgrimages. The holy mani walls spread the message of the prayers and preserve the centuries-old mountain culture. The beauty of the crop field in the Himalayan region is tempting. Large walls are made around the crops in order to protect them from the wind as well as the grazing animals.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 8: Acclimatization in Dingboche

    Today is a rest day for acclimatization for the higher trek. The Dingboche village is a pathway for trekkers and mountaineers willing to ascend the majestic mountain Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Imja Tse. The summer valley Dingboche is a ravishing place with green vegetation around it. Crops like potatoes, barley, and buckwheat are grown in the village. Large stone walls are seen around the village which is made to protect the crops.
    You will see the amazing panoramic mountain views. We can spend your day hiking to Nangar Dzong. Besides that, you can choose to climb Dolma Ri, with an easy ascent on foot.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 9: Trek to Lobuche

    The rest day in Dingboche makes you feel as if it recharged your muscle powers. On the way, you will observe the peaks of Tawache and Cholatse covered with snow as a wonderful photo point. With the tremendous view of the sunrise on the peak of Mt. Nuptse, other peaks also await the visitors. Khumutse, Mahalangur Himal, Lingtren, and the Pumori make the expedition more alluring.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 10: Hike from Lobuche to Gorak Shep 5164m- Everest Base camp 5364m: 13km, 6-7 hours

    It looks amazing when the first rays of the sun hit the mountains. The Himalayas turns golden and the valley looks blessed. The trek today is more vibrant and we need to be strong. The powerful wind tries to block our way but our determination to reach the base camp gets us going on. Today the 2.5 miles long mind-blowing Khumbu glacier leads our way. You will follow the Khumbu Glacier to reach Gorak Shep. After 3 hours of walk, we reach Gorak Shep. You can rest there for a while. The settlement there is very tiny and attractive. The trivial number of lodges welcomes every visitor warmly. You can see the spectacular mountain views from Gorak Shep.
    We then continue our trek. The Khumbu Glacier leads to the Everest Base Camp. The way is more pleasing with the gratifying mountain scenes. The charms of the mountain and the flashy camps gleam more beautiful with the color variance with the gray land of the Khumbu region. The people from various regions make your trip more memorable as you talk with them. You can take photos and have fun there and captivate the moment in your cameras as well as in your memory.
    Now we return our way back to Gorak Shep again after roaming around in the base camp.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapathar (5545m) and Pheriche (4288m), 16km, 7-8 hours

    In the early morning, we get ready for our trek. Today’s destination is Kala Patthar which means Black Rock. The pathway to Kala Patthar is strenuous. There are hard rocks all over the way. We should acclimatize to the weather as the thinning air makes our way more difficult. The top of the Kala Patthar grants us a clear view of Mount Everest and other peaks like Lingtren, Khubutse, Lhotse, and Nuptse. We get an outstanding view of the sunrise and the mountain peaks as the reward for our exhausting but thrilling trek to Kala Patthar. You can take pictures of the mind-boggling and amazing beauty.
    We then trek back to Gorak Shep and move down the way to Periche village. We spend our night in the village of Periche.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

    As usual, after breakfast, we make our way towards Pangboche and Tengboche. You can see the wild goats on your way downhill. Well preserved green forest and the majestic mountains show our way. They provide us the company as a friend bidding goodbye and welcoming us for another visit. There is the oldest monastery in Pangboche. We can see the marvelous rhododendron forest on our way to Tengboche. We reach the Phunki Tenga after crossing and coming down over the river Dudh Koshi. Finally, we make our way to the exquisite valley Namche and spend the night there.

    Day 13: Trek back to Lukla (2860m), 6-7 hours

    After our night in Namche, we trek down today towards Lukla. We are going to the starting point of our journey. You can see the panoramic views of the mountains, colorful prayer flags around the monasteries, and the holy mani walls. The steel suspension bridge over the milky white Dudh Koshi river leads you the way downwards. Way to Lukla and the day in Lukla is the last in the mountains. The cherished journey is memorable for all of us. You can celebrate the triumph of your journey in Lukla as we spend the night there.

    Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu

    We again catch the flight from Lukla to Ramechhap with the fascinating views over the sky. From Ramechhap we take a bus and drive back to Kathmandu. We spend our night in Kathmandu with cheerful memories.

    Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure

    You now fly back to your native nation bidding a farewell to Nepal with memories for a lifetime. You will catch your flight from Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our representatives will come to escort you back to the airport. You will enter the airport 2/3 hours before your flight.

    How long does it take to walk in Everest base camp?

    Normally, the trek completes within 12 days. It takes 8 days to get to base camp and four days to get back downHowever, based on the pace of the walk, time availability and physical fitness, the itinerary can be customized.

    How hard is Everest Base Camp Trek?

    The total length of the Everest Base Camp trek is approx. 130km (round trip). However the trek seems quite long, but to consider it in a typical guided trek one has to walk actually the 9-10 days out of the 15 days. On average the distance one covers in a day is around 14 km per day. In the sense, Everest Base Camp Trek is not a much difficult walk.

    What happens if I will be suffering from altitude sickness problem?

    You are accompanied by well-trained guides who are trained in first aid and altitude problems. Furthermore, the guide will carry the first aid kit during the trek. However, it would be better if you bring your personal first aid kit along with you. Our guide will care you in your meal plan which protects you from altitude sickness problems. Furthermore, our guides also carry local mobile phones and SAT phones in case of an emergency.

    Can I charge my camera and other equipment on my trip?

    The charging facilities will be available in some hotel receptions, however; we have to pay for this service. Please do not forget to bring two or three-pin travel adapters with you while coming in trekking.

    How much additional money do I need per day?

    It depends on your personal interests and spending habits. While you stay in Kathmandu, you can allocate per person $50 to 70 for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. You can allocate approximately $ 300 to 350 per person to buy meals and drinks during the trek.

    Who will be your guide?

    Oriental Journeys will provide you a government licensed holder local English speaking guide. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German and any other if you prefer. But for them,  you have to pay extra cost.

    Are Showers available on the trek?

    The major places like Namche Bazaar and Lukla in the Everest region have a guesthouse with a hot shower. Otherwise, hotel water in a bucket will be provided for the shower. But for this, you have to pay an extra USD 3-4 per shower.

    What is the best time to come on the trek on Everest Base Camp?

    The best trekking season starts from mid-September to mid-December in Nepal. The best months to trek to the Everest region are pre-monsoon (February, March, April, and May) and the post-monsoon (Late September, October, November, and December), especially in Everest Base camp.

    How cold is Everest Base Camp?

    During the month of January, the temperatures in Everest Base Camp is comparatively cold. The temperature ranges between max 4°C during the day and min -17°C at night. Generally, temperatures during the nights and in the early mornings get below freezing point. Whereas, it is a bit less cold during the month of March-April.

    Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop
    • Accommodation with breakfast in Three-star hotels
    • Accommodation and all the meals including Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking
    • Transportation used during the trekking
    • Flight tickets for Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu
    • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour  guide
    • All entrance fee during the sightseeing and trekking
    • An experienced English speaking guide, if required, another language guide on request (a bit costly)
    • For more than 5 trekkers, an assistance guide will be provided)
    • Porter (usually one porter for two trekkers will be provided)
    • Guide, assistant guide, porter, and other necessary staff salaries, insurance food and accommodation along with the airfare when required.
    • Achievement certificates, a T-shirt, and a trekking map are provided by the company.
    • TIMS and all necessary permits during trekking
    • First Aid Medical kit and other necessary medicines
    • Farewell dinner
    • All the government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
    • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
    • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and
    • personal effects.
    • Hot Shower
    • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
    • Tips and Gratuities
    Departure Date Cost/Person Join Group
    16/07/2020 USD 1550 Join Group
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    06/01/2068 USD 1560 Join Group

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    Feb 29, 2020
    by Kevin on Oriental Journeys

    We can book our Everest Base Camp trip with Oriental Journeys. They are perfect and professional operators. We had the best time and enjoyed the grand walk. The views were extraordinary and amazing. The people were nice. The bad thing was that we had to rush for Kathmandu because of the COVID lockdown. We had a wonderful experience.

    Feb 4, 2020
    by Charles M. Health on Oriental Journeys
    Amazing Experience !

    I and my partner went for the 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek with Oriental Journeys. We had an amazing time with most unforgettable memory of the trip. The only we dealt is with the delaying flight from Lukla to Kathmandu due to the bad weather. The staffs are highly professional and the operator Oriental Journeys is a very reliable one for operating this trek. Our guide Aneel is very knowledgeable. He guides and cares on Every hardship we faced during the trek. I and my partner definitely recommend this operator for the future trek and tours to anyone.

    Thank you for your great review! We are very much thankful with your review and tried our best to provide best possible services.

    Dec 12, 2019
    by Sabrina Weber on Oriental Journeys
    Amazing Trek to EBC

    Everest Trek in Nepal is in my bucket list. This is one of the must doing trek in Nepal. The trek was really fun and it is not as hardest as I think of. I always appreciate Oriental Journeys for the professional services. The guide is very professional too. He has plenty of knowledge on everything and guide me carefully in every step. The Itinerary was well managed and the accommodation and food suits our needs. Thank you for an amazing experience!”

    Dec 11, 2019
    by Garth V. White on Oriental Journeys

    I was afraid as I was alone for the trekking to EBC this time and there is no group to join with. However, I found myself very lucky to trek lonely with guide as well. I did the trek with great enthusiasm and I was happy all way around. Just came back from an amazing trip and I like to say once in a lifetime trek to EBC with Oriental Journeys. As a solo traveler, I always felt extra care from the guide and they were working hard for the safe treks . I really enjoyed the trek and the flight from Ramechhap to Lukla was really thrilling. Radhika was always very prompt and professional with my question before my departure. She was very kind and hospitable while I was in Kathmandu. The hotel was good and the I like the breakfast and the accommodation of the hotel as well. She also helped me to buy souvenir when I get back from trekking in the Thamel, tourist hub of Kathmandu. I am planning to come in a group for the next year !

    Nov 17, 2019
    by Neo Svensson on Oriental Journeys

    Everest base camp trekking was a well crafted trek of Oriental Journeys . It is all perfect .The accommodation was good and food was good. I loved the innocent faces of the people and their hospitality. I really enjoyed the trek!

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