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OVERVIEW

Himlung Expedition

  • Region - Nepal

  • Duration - 29 Days 

  • Grade - Extreme

  • Max Altitude - 7126 m / 23,380 ft

  • Best Season – Spring & Autumn

 

Mount Himlung Himal is an attractive 7,000m summit situated in Nepal’s Gandaki region near Annapurna. We approach the region by first travelling through Mustang to Lo Monthang, the lost city at the head of the Kali Gandaki valley. A high pass takes us to Saribung which we climb via easy slopes. We then trek on through Phu, an ancient and rarely visited region on our approach to Himlung. Now acclimatized, we ascend Himlung in alpine-style over the next week. The climbing is on predominantly low angle terrain and involves ascending through four camps over snow slopes before embarking on a direct ridge to the summit. The climbing on this expedition is not technically difficult, which makes it attractive for climbers wanting to discover how they perform on a 7,000m peak.

 

This expedition provides a compelling reason to journey into the heart of the Himalaya, and climb a high peak in the Nepali wilderness. An ascent of these mountains will increase your confidence at altitude and is an exceptional adventure in itself to this remarkable corner of the Himalayas.

 

ITINERARY

Himlung Himal Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 02 - Kathmandu – Expedition Preparation and Briefing

 

Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)

 

Day 04 - Drive from Besisahar to Koto (2600m/8,530ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m/11,680ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 06 - Trek from Meta to Kyang (3840m/12,600ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 07 - Trek from Kyang to Phu Gaun (3900m/12,795ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 08 - Trek from Phu Gaun to Himlung base camp (4900m/16,075ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 09 to Day 22 – Himlung Himal (7246m/23,775ft) Climbing and Summit Period

 

Day 23 - Trek from Base Camp to Phu Gaun (3900m/12,795ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 24 - Trek from Phu Gaun to Meta (3560m/11,680ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 25 - Trek from Meta to Koto (2600m/8,530ft)                

 

Day 26 - Drive from Koto to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)

 

Day 27 - Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 28 - Leisure day in Kathmandu City

 

Day 29 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Himlung Himal Expedition Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Besisahar - Koto (Vehicle) and Koto to Base Camp (Porter/Yak) & Return

  1. Accommodations

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing

  • All Accommodation while trekking in best mountain lodges

  • Excellent Tented accommodation during the trek at each campsite

  • High quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers

  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps (C1, C2 & C3)

  1. Food

  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew

  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars

  1. Base Camp Services

  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation

  • Dining tent with heater for central heating for group

  • Tables and chairs at base camp

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Solar Panel for battery charging and light  

  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group

  1. High Camp Services

  • High altitude tents for each member’

  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots

  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)

  1. Permit

  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

  1. Porters / Yaks

  • Members personal luggage will be transporter by Porters / Yaks

  • Services from Koto up to Base Camp and while on Return

  • Maximum weight should be up to 50 kgs per member

  1. Communication

  • Satellite phone carried by Sherpa and available for use by climbers in case of emergency (pay calls)

  • Walkie talkies for communicating between base camp and high camps. Necessary permit for the same

  • Necessary permit for the above for all climbers and Sherpa

 

  1. Climbing Sherpa

  • Experienced and professional climbing Sherpa (1 Climber : 1 sherpa) to maximize the chance of summit of each individual climber

  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpas on the team

  • Sherpa bonus and route fixing charges

  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing

  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies

  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides

  4. Liaison Officer certified by the Government along with his Equipment, Food & Accommodation, Salary allowances

  5. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management

  6. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members

  7. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation

  8. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu

  9. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take

  10. Certificate of Achievement issued by MoCTCA on successful completion of the expedition

  11. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members

  12. Weather forecast Report after basecamp & during the climbing period

  13. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit

  14. Oxygen Cylinder bottles available in the base camp in case of emergencies

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary

  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo

  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$

  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)

  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 

  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff

  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Himlung Himal Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Climbing suitable for me?

Himlung Himal Expedition is graded as an Challenging Expedition. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Himlung Himal Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Himlung Himal Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Himlung Himal expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Himlung Himal expedition booking, please e-mail us at [email protected] 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

 

HOW TO REACH

Himlung Himal Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


7000M EQUIPMENT LIST

HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR UPPER BODY
Sun Cap Thermal Wear (2-3)
Balaclava Mid Weight Trek Top (2-3)
Fleece Cap Heavy Weight Trek Top (2)
Head Buff Fleece Jacket (1)
Neck Gaiter Gore-Tex Jacket (1)
Sun Glasses (UV Protection) Down Jacket (1)
Glacier Glasses (UV Protection) Trekking T-Shirt (2-3)
Headlamp (4 pairs Rechargeable Batteries) Full Sleeve T-Shirt (2)
LOWER BODY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Thermal Wear (2-3) Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)
Mid Weight Trek Pants (2-3) Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C to -40°C for Summit Camp)
Heavy Weight Trek Pants (2) Down Suit (Northface/Mountain Hardwear/Kailas/Millet)
Gore-Tex Pants (1) Thermarest Mattress Cell Foam
Down Pants (1) Thermarest Mattress Inflatable
Wind Proof Pants (1) Trekking Pole
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HANDS AND FEET
Helmet Fleece Gloves (Thin 2 Pairs)
Crampons Wind Stopper Gloves 
Ice Axe Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
Harness Summit Gloves
ATC Device (Descender) Summit Boot (Lasportiva/Millet/Kailas)
Jumar (Ascender) Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
Lock Carabiner (2 pcs) Trekking Socks (6 Pairs)
Plain Carabiner (2 pcs) Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
Tape Sling (2 pcs) Camp Booties (Down Booties)
Prusik Loops (1 pcs) Base Camp Flipflop
BAG PACKS TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Rucksack (45 - 55 Ltr) Valid Passport
Day Pack (30 - 40 Ltr) PP Size Photo (4 Copies)
Duffle Bag (2 pcs 90 - 120 Ltr) Insurance Paper
Water Proof Stuff Sack Contact Address
MEDICAL  EATING & DRINKING
Brufen / Combiflam Energy Bar / Snacks
Paracetamol Water Bottle (1 Ltr - 2 pcs)
Antibiotics Thermos
Handy Plast Mug
Crepe Bandage Spoon / Fork 
Iodine Tincture Bowl / Lunch box 
MISCELLANEOUS TOILETRIES
Lip Balm  Hand Disinfectant
Sunscreen Wet Tissue
Moisturizer Tooth Paste
Quick Dry Towel Tooth Brush
Power Bank Soap
Pocket Knife Shampoo
Poncho / Umbrella Garbage Bag

 

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Himlung Expedition

  • Region - Nepal

  • Duration - 29 Days 

  • Grade - Extreme

  • Max Altitude - 7126 m / 23,380 ft

  • Best Season – Spring & Autumn

 

Mount Himlung Himal is an attractive 7,000m summit situated in Nepal’s Gandaki region near Annapurna. We approach the region by first travelling through Mustang to Lo Monthang, the lost city at the head of the Kali Gandaki valley. A high pass takes us to Saribung which we climb via easy slopes. We then trek on through Phu, an ancient and rarely visited region on our approach to Himlung. Now acclimatized, we ascend Himlung in alpine-style over the next week. The climbing is on predominantly low angle terrain and involves ascending through four camps over snow slopes before embarking on a direct ridge to the summit. The climbing on this expedition is not technically difficult, which makes it attractive for climbers wanting to discover how they perform on a 7,000m peak.

 

This expedition provides a compelling reason to journey into the heart of the Himalaya, and climb a high peak in the Nepali wilderness. An ascent of these mountains will increase your confidence at altitude and is an exceptional adventure in itself to this remarkable corner of the Himalayas.

 

Himlung Himal Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 02 - Kathmandu – Expedition Preparation and Briefing

 

Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)

 

Day 04 - Drive from Besisahar to Koto (2600m/8,530ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m/11,680ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 06 - Trek from Meta to Kyang (3840m/12,600ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 07 - Trek from Kyang to Phu Gaun (3900m/12,795ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 08 - Trek from Phu Gaun to Himlung base camp (4900m/16,075ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 09 to Day 22 – Himlung Himal (7246m/23,775ft) Climbing and Summit Period

 

Day 23 - Trek from Base Camp to Phu Gaun (3900m/12,795ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 24 - Trek from Phu Gaun to Meta (3560m/11,680ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 25 - Trek from Meta to Koto (2600m/8,530ft)                

 

Day 26 - Drive from Koto to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)

 

Day 27 - Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 28 - Leisure day in Kathmandu City

 

Day 29 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Himlung Himal Expedition Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Besisahar - Koto (Vehicle) and Koto to Base Camp (Porter/Yak) & Return

  1. Accommodations

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing

  • All Accommodation while trekking in best mountain lodges

  • Excellent Tented accommodation during the trek at each campsite

  • High quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers

  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps (C1, C2 & C3)

  1. Food

  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew

  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars

  1. Base Camp Services

  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation

  • Dining tent with heater for central heating for group

  • Tables and chairs at base camp

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Solar Panel for battery charging and light  

  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group

  1. High Camp Services

  • High altitude tents for each member’

  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots

  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)

  1. Permit

  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

  1. Porters / Yaks

  • Members personal luggage will be transporter by Porters / Yaks

  • Services from Koto up to Base Camp and while on Return

  • Maximum weight should be up to 50 kgs per member

  1. Communication

  • Satellite phone carried by Sherpa and available for use by climbers in case of emergency (pay calls)

  • Walkie talkies for communicating between base camp and high camps. Necessary permit for the same

  • Necessary permit for the above for all climbers and Sherpa

 

  1. Climbing Sherpa

  • Experienced and professional climbing Sherpa (1 Climber : 1 sherpa) to maximize the chance of summit of each individual climber

  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpas on the team

  • Sherpa bonus and route fixing charges

  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing

  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies

  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides

  4. Liaison Officer certified by the Government along with his Equipment, Food & Accommodation, Salary allowances

  5. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management

  6. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members

  7. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation

  8. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu

  9. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take

  10. Certificate of Achievement issued by MoCTCA on successful completion of the expedition

  11. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members

  12. Weather forecast Report after basecamp & during the climbing period

  13. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit

  14. Oxygen Cylinder bottles available in the base camp in case of emergencies

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary

  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo

  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$

  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)

  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 

  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff

  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Himlung Himal Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Climbing suitable for me?

Himlung Himal Expedition is graded as an Challenging Expedition. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Himlung Himal Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Himlung Himal Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Himlung Himal expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Himlung Himal expedition booking, please e-mail us at [email protected] 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

 

Himlung Himal Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


7000M EQUIPMENT LIST

HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR UPPER BODY
Sun Cap Thermal Wear (2-3)
Balaclava Mid Weight Trek Top (2-3)
Fleece Cap Heavy Weight Trek Top (2)
Head Buff Fleece Jacket (1)
Neck Gaiter Gore-Tex Jacket (1)
Sun Glasses (UV Protection) Down Jacket (1)
Glacier Glasses (UV Protection) Trekking T-Shirt (2-3)
Headlamp (4 pairs Rechargeable Batteries) Full Sleeve T-Shirt (2)
LOWER BODY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT
Thermal Wear (2-3) Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)
Mid Weight Trek Pants (2-3) Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C to -40°C for Summit Camp)
Heavy Weight Trek Pants (2) Down Suit (Northface/Mountain Hardwear/Kailas/Millet)
Gore-Tex Pants (1) Thermarest Mattress Cell Foam
Down Pants (1) Thermarest Mattress Inflatable
Wind Proof Pants (1) Trekking Pole
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT HANDS AND FEET
Helmet Fleece Gloves (Thin 2 Pairs)
Crampons Wind Stopper Gloves 
Ice Axe Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
Harness Summit Gloves
ATC Device (Descender) Summit Boot (Lasportiva/Millet/Kailas)
Jumar (Ascender) Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
Lock Carabiner (2 pcs) Trekking Socks (6 Pairs)
Plain Carabiner (2 pcs) Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
Tape Sling (2 pcs) Camp Booties (Down Booties)
Prusik Loops (1 pcs) Base Camp Flipflop
BAG PACKS TRAVEL DOCUMENT
Rucksack (45 - 55 Ltr) Valid Passport
Day Pack (30 - 40 Ltr) PP Size Photo (4 Copies)
Duffle Bag (2 pcs 90 - 120 Ltr) Insurance Paper
Water Proof Stuff Sack Contact Address
MEDICAL  EATING & DRINKING
Brufen / Combiflam Energy Bar / Snacks
Paracetamol Water Bottle (1 Ltr - 2 pcs)
Antibiotics Thermos
Handy Plast Mug
Crepe Bandage Spoon / Fork 
Iodine Tincture Bowl / Lunch box 
MISCELLANEOUS TOILETRIES
Lip Balm  Hand Disinfectant
Sunscreen Wet Tissue
Moisturizer Tooth Paste
Quick Dry Towel Tooth Brush
Power Bank Soap
Pocket Knife Shampoo
Poncho / Umbrella Garbage Bag

 

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