mardi himal trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Get All inclusive Guided Mardi Himal Trekking Package( with short itinerary) at best best price that includes local guide, porter, food-accommodation, permit, and many more.

Mardi Himal Trek is a trending short hiking trail that is suitable to spend 1 week holidays in Nepal. Being enrich with amazing mountains views, this trekking trail becoming trending trek in Annapurna in very short span of time.

Mardi Trek Nepal
Trekking Name : Mardi Himal
Maximum Elevation : 4500m, Mardi Himal Base Camp
Trip duration : 6 Days on our plan, we can make short or long as you wish
Trekking Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Best Time/Season : March, April, and May and also October to Dec.
Lodge Type : Teahouse, Lodge
Permits : TIMS and Permit
WIFI and Mobile Network : All over the Route

For short trekking in Annapurna, Mardi Trekking is one of the best. Nonetheless very close to Pokhra. Within 6 days duration, you can do it from Pokhara.

We are offering 6 days Mardi Trek at cheap price. Get seasonal/group discounts and a professional guide/porters.

Package for the Trek

Are you seaching for the best package for trekking to Mardi Himal ? If yes, you are in right page. Because in this page you’ll get detailed information ragarding Mardi Himal Trek Packages.

Though it is short trekking near pokhara, we can make long as well by adding another popular route on same Annapurna Region.

Mardi Himal Trek Cost/Price

According to our plans for Mardi Himal Trek, it cost USD 445 per person. This price is based on 2 participants (double occupancy basis) and it includes everything. Hence, it is all inclusive price. Price for the trip decreases while group size increases. So we can offer group discount for groups.

Budget for the mardi trek depends on group size and preference of trekkers. We made a package including 1 night tourists standard hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu and 1 night tourist standard accomodation in Pokhara. Nonetheless our package offers you a strong porter( 2 guests = 1 porter). These are the items that we used to provide. However, if you don’t need hotel accommodation in the city(Kathmandu + Pokhara) and also a porter, we can deduct that item price from our package. And after doing that, the budget of the trip comes cheaper than we mentioned.

If you are wondering how much does it costs to go on mardi trekking, the following are the price list according to group size.

For 1 Person : USD 665
Group of 2 Person : USD 445
Group of 3 Person : USD 438
Group of 4 Person : USD 388
Group of 5 Person : USD 393
Group of 6 Person : USD 365
Group of 7 Person : USD 378
Group of 8 Person : USD 360
Group of 9 Person : USD 372
Group of 10 Person : USD 356

Group Join – Upcoming Departure

Departure Dates Space Cost Inquiry
Nov 20, 2021 – Nov 25, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 02, 2021 – Dec 07, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 05, 2021 – Dec 10, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 08, 2021 – Dec 13, 2021 Available 445 USD

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Route of Mardi Trekking

ITINERARY on Our Package

There are many route options to get Mardi Base Camp. Depends on avaiable time and preference of tourists, we can make very short to long. We can do it 3 days to 10 days depends on route. The following are the some of the popular route related to Mardi Trekking.

Which Itinerary for the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is Best?

It depends on your holiday time in Nepal. There are many beautiful places adjoining the Mardi trail. All the side trips of the Mardi Himal are just awesome. Among them Starting from Kande and Ending at Siding is the best short itinerary.

Itinerary

Day 1 Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu 800m 8 Hour
Day 2 Drive to Kande and trek to Forest Camp 2520m 7-8 hour
Day 3 Trek to High Camp 3560m 7 hour
Day 4 Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp(4,500m) and back to Badal Danda 3560m 8 hour
Day 5 Hike to Mardi Himal Base camp and trek to Low Camp 3150m. 8 – 9 hour
Day 6 Trek to Siding and drive to Pokhara 800m 8-9 hour
Day 7 Drive to Kathmandu 1350m 8 hour

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara

First day, We will drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus. During the drive(KTM to Pokhara), you’ll see beautiful rice field, landscape, Trisuli River and Also Marsyandi River. If the weather is clear, you will also see the Panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre and as well as Annapurna mountain range. Upon reaching Lakeside Pokhara, check in to Hotel that booked

  • 800 metre
  • 8 Hours drive
  • Hotel at Lakeside Pokhara
  • B

Day 02 : Trek to Forest Camp.

After having breakfast at Hotel, we will drive to Kande. It does take around 1 hours to get Kande and from Kande we will trek to Forest Camp. After lunch at Deurali, our trail passes through the forest of Rhododendrons, Oak, Maple, and Hemlock. Stay overnight there at Forest Camp. There are four simple teahouses in Forest Camp.

  • 2520m
  • 7-8 hours
  • Guest House
  • B, L, D

Day 03 : Trek to High Camp

On this day, we will trek to High Camp via Low Camp and Badal Danda.

After Badal Danda, the trail breaks out above the tree line. From Badal Danda, we can see a stunning view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Sometimes we can also see the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. The teahouses at high camp are simple but they have WIFI. From High Cam, you can experience magical view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

  • 3560m
  • 7 hour
  • Teahouse at High Camp
  • B, L, D

Day 04 : Hike to Mardi Himal Base Camp and trek to Low Camp

Today we’ll wake up early morning to see the sunrise view at the mountains. We’ll hike through narrow way before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. On the way to Base Camp, we can see Mardi Himal (5587m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m), Baraha Shikhar (Annapurna Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhuchuli (6501m) and more others from Upper Viewpoint. After reaching Mardi Himal Base Camp, we’ll retrace back to High Camp. Upon Having Lunch at High Camp, we trekking to Badal Danda.

  • 3,560m
  • 7 – 8 hour
  • Teahouse at Badal Danda
  • B, L, D

Day 05 : Trek to Siding and drive to Pokhara

Trail from Badal Danda to Siding is steep down. It takes approx 5 hours to reach Siding from Badal Danda. Upon reaching Siding, we’ll drive to Pokhara using local Jeep(passenger collection basis).

  • 5 hours walking and 3 hours driving
  • Guest House
  • B, L

Day 06 : Drive to Kathmandu

We will drive to Kathmandu using Tourist Bus.

  • 8 hour driving
  • Hotel at Thamel, Kathmandu
  • B

Note : B=breakfast, L= Lunch and D = Dinner

Inclusion and Exclusion

The following are the list of Inclusion and Exclusion on our pakage

Cost Inclusion:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicles.
  • 1 nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • 2 night Tourist standard Hotel in the Pokhara with Breakfast(Hotel Crystal Mountain)
  • 3 Meals on Trekking: (4 X Breakfast, 4 X Lunch, and 3 X Dinner).
  • Teahouse basis trekking accommodation on trekking duration.
  • Tourist bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara -Kathmandu for guest including trekking staffs
  • Pokhara to Kande by Private Cab/Jeep/Hiece(depends on group size) and Siding to Pokhara by Shared Jeep.
  • Government License Holder an Experienced Trek guide.
  • Strong porter (2 Guest = 1 Porter) .
  • All Trekking Permit
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and allowances of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Seasonal Fruits
  • Trekking Map.
  • Trekking Achievement Certificate
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Cost Exclusion :

  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any types of Drinks
  • All other personal nature expenses
  • Any kinds of charges like battery charges, laundry, phone calls.
  • Hot shower during trekking
  • Trekking Equipment and clothing.
  • Travel insurance which is encased of emergency (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Donation and temple entrance fees.
  • Tips for the trekking staffs which is not compulsory but highly expected.
  • Any other things which are not specified above.

Cost and Dates for Mardi Trek

Departure Dates Space Cost Inquiry
Dec 10, 2021 – Dec 15, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 13, 2021 – Dec 18, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 16, 2021 – Dec 21, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 21, 2021 – Dec 26, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 24, 2021 – Dec 29, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 25, 2021 – Dec 30, 2021 Available 445 USD
Dec 26, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021 Available 445 USD

Best trekking company for the Mardi Himal Trekking?

There are more than 1800 registered trekking agencies in Nepal. Moreover, there are also international tour operator whom are also organizing Mardi Trip Nepal.

When we talk, best local trekking company for the mardi trek, there are many things to considerered to be best agency.

In order to figure out best trekking company for the Mardi Trek, you can check thier client reviews. We (Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd) have many happy clients. You can check our client reviews. Nonetheless, we have local guide for the trek who know more about trail.

How many days do we need for the trek?

You can do Mardi Trek within 4 days to 7 days. If you want to make shortest(4 days) then you can fly in and Fly out to Pokhara to Kathmandu. It can save your 2 days time. But if you have more than a week’s time then you can extend your trip. You can do Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Mardi Himal.

Taking Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu flights and start the trek on the same day is ideal for the tourist who has holidays less than a week. We also provide tailor-made for this trek, so please contact us giving your details and requirements. We can also offer you this trek itinerary 3 nights 4 days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

How difficult(Hard) is the Mardi Trek?

In short, it is a moderately difficult trek as it’s maximum elevation is 3660m(High Camp). For those who have previous trekking experience, it is easy trekking for them. Likewise, for those who are novice trekkers, trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp might be medium-difficult trekking as each day 5-6 hours walking with uphill climbs.

Shortest Route to Mardi

Those who have very limited time to make journey to mardi, there is also a shortest route. If you started this trek from Pittam Deurali(by driving from pokhra), you can go first day at Low Camp. The second day you can trek to High Camp. On the third day, you can hike to Mardi Base Camp and trek to Landruk. On the same day, you can drive to Pokhara from Landruk. This is how you can do Mardi Excursion using a short route. And that is called short routes.

Mardi Himal 3 nights 4 Days Trekking Package

3 Nights 4 days Mardi trek is the shortest version. On this plan, you should take flight Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. So that you will save 2 day’s time.

As it is very short and tight schedule, it can be hard to tourists but it is really acuireable for physically fitness people .

The first day and second day is not to hard. But the 3rd is quite hard. Highcamp to Mardi Himal Base Camp and back to Siding in a same day plus drive to pokhara on the same day is really tough.

Are you wondering how to do Mardi Himal 3 Days Trek ? Here is our 3 days ITINERARY.

OUTLINE DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:

  • Day 01: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Dhampus/Deurali and Trek to Low Camp
  • Day 02: Trek to High Camp
  • Day 03: Hike to Mardi Base Camp, Trek Down to Sidding
  • Day 04: Drive to Pokhara and Fly to Kathmandu at Afternoon

What types of accommodations can I expect while doing the Mardi Himal Trip?

As this trek lies near Pokhara, at the beginning or even end of the trek you will probably stay in Pokhara and you can expect a decent Hotel according to your budget. But along the Mardi trek, you are likely to stay in teahouses. You will find a basic teahouse whilst trekking to Mardi but views from the teahouse make accommodation worthwhile.

How to Go Mardi Himal From Kathmandu or from Pokhra?

Our Trekking Guide picks you up from your hotel and your team will drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus. It takes approx 7 hours to reach Pokhara. The next day, we will drive to Kande(trailhead). At the end of the trek, we will take a passenger collection basis Jeep from Siding to Pokhara.

Mardi Himal Yoga Trek

These days, Yoga Trek is also getting demand in Nepal. For the Yoga Trekking in Nepal, some short treks near Pokhara are being choices of the trekkers. Thus, Mardi Himal is a perfect trail for Yoga Trekking in Nepal. If you are looking for a Yoga trekking route in Nepal, the Mardi Himal can be a good choice.

Guided Mardi Himal Trekking

Review of Trail: Why you Love this trip?

Some years ago, local people in the Madi area realized that they should make a trekking route to reach the base of Mardi Himal. So they started to make a route. Finally, they made a route and teahouses for the trek. Since this trekking route offers the best views of Fishtail and other Annapurna peaks, it became a popular trekking destination for tourists short period.

It is an outstanding hiking trail. We can review this trail according to trekking days, mountain views, trail structure, food and accommodation on route, traffic of tourists, and access from Kathmandu/Pokhara. View from the Mardi Himal Base Camp Hike is absolutely outstanding.

This trekking is for those who are looking for the best short Himalayan trek in Nepal. It is short timebound trekking as it can be done from 3 days to 7 days according to the time frame of visitors.

What to see(mountains) while trekking to the Mardi Himal Base Camp?

At the very beginning of the trek, you will see Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Boudha Himal, and the whole Annapurna range from Dhampus.

On the way, we can see Mount Dhaulgari from Pitam Deurali. Likewise from Low Camp to High Camp, you will see amazing views of Machhapuchhre Himal, Annapurna South, Mardi Himal, and Hiunchuli Peak.

Regardless, from ViewPoint to Mardi Himal Base Camp, you will see dramatic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna III, Mardi Himal, and Machhapuchhre.

What are the Highlights? Why do you love this trip?

Most of the trail on Mardi Himal Hiking lies inside the Forest. We can do either Teahouse or camping. There are simple guesthouses and Homestays along the entire route. This trek provides a cultural experience, delightful forests along with rocky mountain terrain, and panoramic views of the mountains, an astonishing landscape, and a stunning waterfall.

On Mardi Trek, you will be very close to Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Ranges too. Apart from that, you can taste local cultural experience, Lush forests, hilly terrain, and panoramic views of mountains.

Till some years ago, trekking to Mardi Himal Base Camp was like really underrated trekking but now it’s completely changed. It is popular same likely as Poon Hill Trekking. Because during the main trekking season on this trial, more than 200 people check in each day. And this trend is uplifting year by year. So we categorized the Mardi Himal as a trending trekking trail of Nepal.

Sounds surprising but it’s real that the short Mardi Trek is going to be the most popular route of the Annapurna region without government promotional activities. Many say that it is a hidden gem of Annapurna Region, Nepal.

There are lots of things which make sense to do trekking to Mardi Himal. Here I’d pointed out some highlights.

  • To see Marvelous Annapurna Himalayas.
  • Get an amazing view of Landscapes, waterfalls, and Forests.
  • The excellent viewpoint for Mt. Fishtail.
  • Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints, diversity
  • Experienced Local Cultures, Nepali food, and lifestyle of Mardi Areas.

Here I’ve listed this trail reason to choose and avoid.

Reason to Choose

  1. Short trek
  2. Has many route options
  3. Offers best mountains views including very close view of Fishtail
  4. Easy Trekking
  5. Opportunity to experience above cloud.
  6. Easily accessible
  7. Low budget trek
  8. Has WIFI and Network access throughout the trail.

Reason to avoid

  1. Very crowded especially on peak seasons(due to domestic tourists).
  2. Most of the places on this trail have basic teahouses. Those who want to do comfort lodge trekking, it can’t be their choice.

Best Season(Month to Visit)

Though trekking to Mardi Himal is double throughout the year, there are some seasons that are indeed the best time to visit there. Autumn and Spring are the best time of the year to make a visit to Mardi Himal Base Camp due to stable and clear weather.

Mardi trip in September

In September, it is not perfect to visit this trail due to rain. However, if no rain on a day, you can see the best view of Annapurna and fishtail. Morever , it is not busy season. Hence you will get more hospitality from the teahouse.

In december

December is also considered as best time to trek due to favorable weather for viewing the sights. It will be cold in the morning and evening outside of teahouses but during the day, temperature might suitable to hike base camp of Mardi. Traffic will get less than the peak(October to November). Hence december is also best time to Mardi Himal Base Camp Hiking.

What types of accommodations available during the Trip?

As this trek lies near Pokhara, at the beginning or even end of the trek you will probably stay in Pokhara and you can expect a decent Hotel according to your budget. But along the Mardi trek, you are likely to stay in teahouses. You will find a basic teahouse whilst trekking to Mardi but views from the teahouse makes accommodation worthwhile.

Permit

For the domestic tourists(Nepali citizens) , it doen’t need. But for the international tourists including Indian people, trekking permits is required to visit Mardi Himal.

As this trial lies in Annapurna Region, you should have Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and TIMS(Tourist information Manangment System ) Permit. For the cost of permit to the foreginers through trekking agency, it cost USD 30 for ACAP permit and USD 10 for TIMS permit

Packing List for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Although trekking to Mardi Himal considered an easy trek, you should have a proper packing list. Because it requires to have strong trekking equipment to reach Mardi Himal Base Camp.

Keep in mind, even if you forget some trekking gear, you can buy it in Pokhara. Because this trek starts nearby Pokhara. Here is the list.

Where is Mardi Himal?

Mardi Himal is located at Kaski, Gandaki Pradesh. Lap of Fishtail mountains, there is a small peak that is known as Mardi Himal. Altitude of Mardi Peak is 5,587-metre (18,330 ft). In terms of mountain range, it is situated at Annapurna Himalayan Range.

On the lap of Mount Fishtail(Machhapuchhre), there is one small peak which is known as Mardi Peak(Himal). It is not as tall as Fishtail and the height of this peak is 5500m .

Map

High Camp, Mardi

Located at 3660m elevation, the High Camp is last camp throught the trail. The name it self describing high camp as it highest elevation for the camp during the trek. From here, one can expence really stunning views of the Himalayas both inside and outside the hotel(teahouses.). So far there are 7-8 basic teahouses that exist there.

Price and Cost For Nepali Tourist

How much does it cost for Nepalese tourists?

Unlike others trekking routes of Nepal, en route, we can see more Nepalese tourists. Normally, Nepali people follow the 4 days itinerary which starts from Kande and ends in Siding. For the shortest version of the trek, it costs around 20,000(approximate). It covers food, accommodation, 2-3 cups of tea/coffee each day.

How safe is trek to Mardi?

Journey to Mardi is completely safe. There is no landslide area and avalanche area on this route. However High Camp to Mardi is somehow risky as it has a narrow path which will be risky in wintertime. If the trail is covered by snow, it is very risky beyond High Camp. However, if you go through a guide, you’ll be safer than a solo trek.

If you go through your way or with those who ever trekked to Mardi Himal Base Camp can be dangerous in the case of missing the way. Above the High Camp to Mardi Himal Base, there are some parts where you need to have a guide who knows the safe trail. So if you are trekking with a guide who visited it already, trekking to Mardi Himal is safe.

Can you climb Mardi Himal?

Yes, you can climb. This climbing starts from Mardi Himal Base Camp. To climb, climbers are required to reach Coulior(altitude of 5400m approx) between Machapuchhre and Mardi Peak. Upon reaching there, heading towards to submit.

Is the Mardi Himal trek open now?

, Unlike High altitude trekking, trekking to Mardi Himal is open throughout the year. As it easy moderates difficult trek and highest camp elevation is 3660m, it doesn’t get problem in wintertime also. However, during the Covid time, this trail was closed.

Is Mardi a mountain?

Indeed, Mardi Himal is a 5,587metre (18,330 ft) peak beneath the much more prominent Machapuchare(Fishtail) in the Annapurna region of Nepal

Video of Mardi Himal Base Camp

Mardi Trekking Video

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

What is the maximum altitude of Mardi Himal base Camp Trek?

The maximum height of the Mardi Himal Base Camp is approximately 4500m/14,764 from sea level but the maximum height of the sleeping spot is High Camp. And altitude of the High camp is 3660meter/12,008 feet from sea level.

How many hours and how long do I have to walk each day?

On the basis of our itinerary, you should walk 5 to 6 hours each day with 10 to 15km distances.

Do  I have hiking experience? Is this trip suitable for beginners?

A hiking experience isn’t needed. This is completely an easy trek. If you can walk around 5-6 hours a day, that’s enough. This trekking is suitable for beginners trekkers.

Can We do a family trekking?

Sure, you can go to MHBC with your family members. As it is an easy route, off-course you can do it with your family.

What kind of accommodation is available throughout the trek?

Mardi Himal is a teahouse trekking. You’ll get basic accommodation throughout the trek. You’ll get a small room with 2 beds in a room. Note: You should have your own sleeping bag though the teahouse usually offers a blanket.

Can I rent(hire) a local Guide/Porter? How much does it cost?

Indeed, you can hire a local guide from us(Base Camp Hike) if you don’t want to get full-board packages. We’ve around a dozen guides who have already visited Mardi several times. You can get a guide from us 20 USD to 30 USD(depends on the season). And for the porter, it cost 18 USD per day. For detailed information regarding guide hire, please visit our page trekking guide hire in Nepal.

Is there a mobile network and WIFI available?

Both mobile network and WIFI are available throughout the trip.
There are 2 common networks in Nepal( NTC and NCELL) which you can buy for 1.5 to 3 USD. Both work on Mardi Trail. For the internet, you can use either mobile data or hotel wifi. It cost 100NPR to 300 NPR(depends on altitude) for the wifi on this trial.

Can I use credit cards? Is there a bank available?

No, you should have Nepali Currency. However, if in case NPR is not enough, you can use Dollars or Euro by converting Nepali Currency. Keep in mind, you’ll get a very lower exchange rate than Pokhara and Kathmandu. And there isn’t any bank on this route.

Is there pick up and drop off available?

Sure, we have picked up and drop off available. To make this, you should provide your arrival details in Nepal.

What mode of transportation do you use?

All the places we’ll use private transport(Car/Cab) except Lumre to Milan Chok, Pokhara.
We will use a local bus from Lumre to Milan Chowk, Pokhara. And we will use a tourist bus on the way to KTM-Pokhara-KTM.
However, if you want to upgrade KTM to Pokhara by plane, that’s also possible.

I’m a vegetarian. Can I get vegetarian food?

Every teahouse of Mardi trek has vegetarian food and they offer most of the vegetarian food. Non-vegetarian items are not safe crossing 2500m.

What is the maximum altitude of Mardi Himal base Camp Trek?

The maximum height of the Mardi Himal Base camp is approximately 4500m/14,764 from sea level but the maximum height of the sleeping spot is High Camp. And altitude of the High camp is 3660meter/12,008 feet from sea level.

How much extra money do I need to have if I buy a full-board package?

You should have 8 to 10 Dollars a day(depends on personal nature expenses). On this amount, you can buy Mineral water, Coffee/Tea, Chocolates and some dessert food which is non included in our packages.

Can we do this trekking in 4 days?

Since this is short trekking, you can accomplish it even in 4 days. It is a very short itinerary but we can accomplish it in reality.

Reviews

Perfect Trek

Rated 5 out of 5

The best destination for trekking, starting the trek from Siding to low camp and from low camp to Badal danda to high camp. For perfect sunrise view, went to the viewpoint and then reached Mardi base camp. A great adventure in my life and a must-visit for trekkers

PB

Nice Trek

Rated 5 out of 5

Nice trek route with the great and nice circuit.
lots of hotels and restaurants are available in the circuit.
the path is a bit difficult and dangerous from high camp to base camp.

Max

Best Trip Ever

Rated 5 out of 5

It is my best trip ever.. Everything was amazing. I really enjoyed Mardi Trekking.

Santosh Bhurtel

Short Trek but Amzing !

Rated 5 out of 5

Short trek route but got to see amazing jaw-dropping picturesque views. February ridiculously awesome month to trek. Snow adding pain as well as a boon for the eyes. Definitely recommended. Jay Nepal!

Ab Shrestha

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