Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit, The Classic 8 to 12 Days Trekking Route Guide

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The Huayhuash Circuit is a world-renowned trekking route in the Cordillera Huayhuash, a mountain range located in the Peruvian Andes. It’s considered one of the most spectacular treks in South America, offering stunning scenery, challenging hikes, and a glimpse into the traditional way of life in the Peruvian highlands.

The classic Huayhuash Circuit is a 12-day, 120-kilometer loop that takes you around the entire mountain range. The trek traverses high mountain passes, crosses valleys filled with turquoise lakes, and passes through traditional villages.

Along the way. You’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of some of the most beautiful mountains in the world, including Siula Grande, Yerupajá, and Yerupajá Chico.

Journey with us as we unveil the raw beauty of the Peruvian Andes and the storied paths of the Cordillera Huayhuash circuit — a classic route for those who dare.

Is the Huayhuash Trek Safe?

Safety concerns are common among those planning to trek in remote areas like the Huayhuash Circuit. However, the Huayhuash is now widely considered safe for tourists, including those traveling unescorted by a guide or agency. In recent years, efforts to improve safety measures and infrastructure along the route have significantly reduced the risks once associated with this trek.

Local communities, recognizing the economic benefits brought by tourism, have become integral to these safety improvements. Trekkers contribute to the local economy through camping and trail use fees, creating a mutually beneficial relationship between visitors and residents.

This economic incentive has encouraged locals to support tourism, ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all who venture into the breathtaking landscapes of the Huayhuash Circuit.

The Huayhuash Circuit is a moderate to strenuous trek, with some sections reaching altitudes of over 5,000 meters. It’s important to be in good physical condition and acclimate to the altitude before starting the trek.

However, the rewards are well worth the effort. The scenery is simply stunning, and the experience of trekking in the Andes is unforgettable.

Related: Read Our last Travel Blog about another classic trail in the Andes of Peru. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu How Long does it take?

Here are some of the highlights of the Huayhuash Circuit:

The turquoise lakes: The Huayhuash region is home to many beautiful lakes, including Laguna Llanganuco, Laguna Jutay, and Laguna Carhuacocha. These lakes are a stunning sight, especially when they reflect the snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains.

  • The mountain passes: The Huayhuash Circuit crosses several high mountain passes, including Punta Unión (4750 meters), Llamacrural (4300 meters), and Punta Yanashala (4760 meters). These passes offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
  • The traditional villages: The Huayhuash region is home to several traditional villages. Where you can learn about the local way of life. Be sure to try some of the local cuisine, such as Cuy (guinea pig) and alpaca.
  • The base camp of Siula Grande: Siula Grande is a mountain made famous by the book Touching the Void. Which tells the story of two British climbers who were stranded on the mountain after one of them fell and broke his leg. The base camp of Siula Grande is a popular stop on the Huayhuash Circuit.

If you’re looking for an adventure that will challenge you physically and reward you with stunning scenery and unforgettable experiences, then the Huayhuash Circuit is the perfect trek for you.

Just be sure to be in good physical condition. To acclimatize to the altitude, and to book your trip well in advance, as the trek is very popular.

Historical Context Sendero Luminoso Terrorist

The area was once less traveled, due to the presence of ‘Sendero Luminoso’ or ‘Shining Path’ insurgents during the ’90s.

The tragic incident of a trekker being killed led to temporary closure by the Peruvian government.

Beyond the natural challenges. Trekkers are advised to be cautious of altitude sickness, aggressive dogs on the trails, and the risk of theft at campsites.

Preparing for the Huayhuash Classic Circuit

Physical Training and Acclimatization

Two factors are very important to make this trek. One is to be in good physical condition and the other is acclimation; it is recommended before leaving for this destination to spend at least 2 days in places above 3000m; usually. The departure point for this trek is Huaraz City; from here there are many options to make day trips for that purpose.

For those who have in mind to visit Cusco. Machu Picchu, or another destination located above 3000 m / 9844 ft. They are recommended to start for those destinations because it will serve as acclimatization after the Cordillera Huayhuash trek.

How Much Does Huayhuash Trek Cost

When it comes to the cost of the Huayhuash trek, it’s not exactly cheap. On average, you’re looking at about $55 per day. For a trek that lasts 12 days, that adds up to a total of $660. Yes, it’s on the higher end of the spectrum, but there’s a good reason for that. The saying “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be more accurate here.

While choosing a cheaper tour operator might cut your expenses in half, it’s important to ask at what cost. The extra investment isn’t just for luxuries; it goes towards ensuring the ethical treatment of the staff and the donkeys that are integral to the expedition, guaranteeing fair wages and proper care.

Additionally, it covers the risks of using low-quality equipment and running into food shortages. Ultimately, paying a bit more is about guaranteeing a seamless, stress-free experience that prioritizes both responsibility and enjoyment.

Which Agency do We decide to partner with?

In your search for the ideal tour operator for the Huayhuash Circuit. You’ll stumble upon plenty of options online, each promising an unforgettable adventure.

However, direct conversations and thorough research can lead you to more reputable choices. Two agencies that consistently rise above the rest, according to the South American Explorer Club, are Huascaran Adventure and Quechuandes. These operators have garnered less criticism and come highly recommended for their quality services and responsible tourism practices.

During my first expedition in the Cordillera Huayhuash. My companions and I ventured independently, absorbing the raw beauty and challenges of the terrain without an intermediary. This solo approach demands thorough preparation and a deep respect for the natural and cultural environment you’re immersing in.

On our subsequent visit, we chose to hike with Quechuandes, swayed by the glowing endorsements from colleagues who had recently completed the trek under their guidance. True to their acclaim. Quechuandes lived up to good expectations, providing an experience that was both seamlessly organized and profoundly enriching, cementing our decision to recommend them to future explorers.

Trek’s Departure Point

The gateway to your Huayhuash Trek adventure is the vibrant town of Huaraz, nestled in Northern Peru. Embarking on an 8-hour bus ride from Lima, you’ll find that Peru boasts some of the finest long-distance bus services, with Cruz del Sure, Movil Tours, and Ormeño standing out for their reliability and comfort. Both of which come highly recommended for this journey.

Huaraz is a haven for backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts alike, brimming with all the essentials needed to set out on your trek. It’s advisable to spend a few days in Huaraz acclimatizing to the altitude. This can be effectively accomplished through day hikes which offer a sneak peek of the thrilling landscapes you’re about to traverse in depth.

Laguna Peron and Laguna 69 are among the top picks, renowned for their stunning vistas and serving as the perfect prelude to the breathtaking beauty of the Huayhuash circuit. These hikes not only allow your body to adjust but also set the stage for an epic adventure ahead.

“The Unexpected Challenges of Organizing a Huayhuash Trek Adventure”

Unlike the more popular and shorter Santa Cruz trek Huaraz. Departures for the Huayhuash circuit are less frequent, necessitating greater effort in assembling a like-minded team. Our Recommendation is to join the cafe community in Huaraz: Cafe Andino and California Cafe.

For an exceptional hiking experience, we recommend organizing your trek to Huaraz through us. We specialize in arranging private treks and fostering a community spirit among hikers. Our services extend throughout Peru, ensuring a personalized and unforgettable adventure. Contact us to plan your journey.

Trekking Itinerary:

Day 1: Huaraz – Llámac – Cuartelwain 4170 m

At the indicated time. Pick up in the hotel and transfer to Cuartelwain 4150 m / 13,615 ft, we arrive there after 5 hours. This will be our first camp.

Day 2: Cuartelwain – Qaqanan pass 4700 m – Mitucocha 4230m

After breakfast, we start our walk up to Qaqanan Pass 4700 m / 15,419 ft, reaching the pass after 3 hours. Then, we descend to the East side of Cordillera Huayhuash.

After having walked 2 more hours, we arrive at our next campsite on the shores of Mitucocha Lake 4250 m / 13,944 ft, nestled below the towering Hirishanca and Rondoy mounts.

Day 3: Mitucocha – Carhuac pass 4650 m – Carhuacocha 4138 m

At the indicated time, we take the trail to Carhuac pass 4650 m / 15,256 ft. where we arrive after 2.5 hours.

From this pass, we have a nice view of Yerupaja chico, Yerupaja, and Siula mounts. Then we walk down for 2 more hours to reach Carhuacocha Lake 4150 m / 13,615 ft. Where we set up our tents on its shores.

Day 4: Carhuacocha – Siula pass 5,050 m

Day 4: The hardest day. You wanted to know which day is the most difficult. This is it. On Day 4 of the Huayhuash trek. You’ll have the highest mountain pass at roughly 5,050 m, and then later you may or may not complete a second one at 5,000 m.

This day we depart early for Siula pass 4850 m / 15912 ft, we walk along the shores of Carhuacocha Lake, and on the way we visit Three lakes (Qanrajancacocha, Siulacocha, and Quesillococha).

We always will have a view of Hirishanca Chico, Yerupaja, and Siula Mounts; after 4 hours. We reach the pass. From this point, we have a panorama of the most snow-covered peaks of the East side of the Cordillera Huayhuash, especially of Siula mountain.

After resting and having taken the photos, we walked down to Huayhuash campsite 4300m / 14,108 ft, where we arrived after 3 hours more.

Day 5: Huayhuash – Portachuelo pass 4750 meters – Viconga 4400 meters

At the indicated time after breakfast, we depart for Portachuelo pass 4750 m / 15,584 ft. We reach the pass after 2 hours.

This pass marks the boundary between the Cordillera Huayhuash and the Cordillera Raura. From the pass, we walk down among Ichus. A type of grass plant that thrives above 4000 m / 13,123 ft in the Andes.

Along the way, it is possible to see llamas and alpacas, which are native Andean camelids. We pass near Viconga Lake and arrive at our campsite after an additional 2 hours. Our campsite is located at 4400 m / 14,436 ft, near the hot springs, offering a perfect opportunity to relax after the day’s trek.

Hardest Days in the Huayhuash Circuit?

Some say that days 6 and 7 are the hardest days of the Huayhuash Circuit trek in Peru. Which involves hiking several kilometers a day with a heavy pack at high altitudes. 

One reviewer says that day 2 was painful because they climbed 6,000 ft in one day, with 1,000 m down in the morning and 1,000 m up in the afternoon. 

Another reviewer says that the first day is longer and covers a lot of ground, but that you’ll be rewarded with a stunning campsite at the foot of a glacier lake.

Day 6: Viconga – Cuyoc pass 5000 meters – Guanacpatay (Elefante pampa) 4450 m

We head to the highest pass, Cuyoc 5000 m / 16,404 ft and we get there after 3 hours. This pass is located between Cuyoc and Pumarinri mounts; from this point. We have nice views of Cordillera Raura and part of Cordillera Huayhuash too.

From the pass, we descend to Guanacpatay Valley and we set our campsite at 4400 m / 14,436 ft, after having walked down for around 1.5 hours.

Day 7: Guanacpatay – San Antonio Pass 4990 m – Cutatambo 4250 m

After breakfast, we depart for San Antonio, a viewpoint located at 5000 m / 16,404 ft. We reach this point after 2.5 hours, and it’s truly unique because from there we have the nicest views of Carnicero, Jurao, Siula Grande, and Yerupaja mounts. As well as Jurao and Siulacocha lakes.

After resting and having taken the photos. We go down to Cutatambo Valley 4250 m / 13,944 ft, our next campsite where we arrive after 2 hours more.

Day 8: Cutatambo – Gran Vista Viewpoint 5000 m / 16,404 ft

This day we depart for Gran Vista viewpoint 5000 m / 16,404 ft. On the way, we visit the base camp and glacier of Siula Grande Mount, made famous by Joe Simpson in his book “Touching the Void”, and later made into a film with the same name.

We get to the viewpoint in 4 hours of walking. After having seen the famous mountain up close, walking around the lake near the glacier, and having taken photos, we returned by the same path to the campsite.

Day 9: Cutatambo – Huayllapa 3500 m

At indicated time after breakfast, we depart for Huayllapa village 3500 m / 11,483 ft. We take the path near the river and walk down for around 3.5 hours through the valley of the same name, surrounded by native trees and shrubs of the region.

Upon arriving in Huayllapa. We have the opportunity to refresh ourselves with some sodas and beers, enjoying a well-deserved break after the day’s trek.

Day 10: Huayllapa – Tapush Pass 4800 m – Qashpapampa 4500 m

From Huayllapa village we depart for Tapush Pass, situated at an elevation of 4800 m / 15,748 ft. The trek to the pass takes us approximately 3.5 hours, traversing diverse terrains that challenge and invigorate us.

Upon reaching Tapush Pass. We are rewarded with breathtaking vistas of a segment of the Cordillera Blanca, including the striking Tuco mountain.

After taking a brief respite to enjoy the scenery and regain our strength, we descend towards Qashpapampa, situated at 4500 m / 14,764 ft. This area, nestled below the imposing Diablo Mudo mount, often serves as a base camp for climbers attempting to conquer the peak.

Our descent to the campsite takes an additional 2 hours, and upon arrival, we set up for the night, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Andes.

Day 11: Qashpapampa – Yaucha pass 4800 m – Jahuacocha 4070 m

At the indicated time after breakfast, we depart for Yaucha Pass, situated at an elevation of 4800 m / 15,748 ft. The climb to the pass takes us approximately 2.5 hours. From the pass, we are greeted with a spectacular view of the west side of the Cordillera Huayhuash.

Among the snow-covered peaks we can see are Ninashanca, Hirishanca, Yerupaja Chico, Yerupaja at 6634 m / 21,765 ft (the second highest peak in Peru after Huascaran at 6768 m / 22,205 ft), Rasac, and others.

After resting and taking photos, we begin our descent through the Huacrish Valley towards Jahuacocha Lake, situated at an elevation of 4070 m / 13,353 ft. The descent takes an additional 2.5 hours. Upon arrival, our tents will be set up near the shores of Jahuacocha Lake, offering an impressive view of the mountains in this part of the range.

Day 12: Jahuacocha – Pampa Llámac pass 4300m – Llamac – Huaraz

At the break of dawn, we prepare for our final trekking day. Today’s challenge is to reach the Pampa Llámac pass, located at an altitude of 4300m / 14,108 ft. The ascent to the pass takes approximately 3 hours, but the effort is rewarded with one last, breathtaking viewpoint of the Huayhuash circuit.

From this vantage point, we can admire the towering peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash up close for the last time. A fitting farewell to the majestic mountains that have been our companions throughout this adventure.

After soaking in the views and capturing these final moments with our cameras, we begin our descent to Llamac village, situated at 3300 m / 10,827 ft. The path down takes us another 2 hours, marking the last steps of our trek.

Upon reaching Llamac, a car awaits to take us back to the comforts of Huaraz City. This marks the end of our remarkable journey through the Peruvian Andes, a trek filled with unforgettable memories, challenging paths, and the indomitable spirit of adventure.

The Andes: Leave with Memories, Leave a Light Footprint

The Cordillera Huayhuash Hike is a photographer’s paradise. From golden hour reflections in high altitude lakes to the jagged silhouettes of mountain silhouettes catching the last light, the Andes paint with a palette unmatched.

Sustaining the Spirit of Adventure

The sustainability of tourism in the Andes is an ongoing dialogue, one that the conscientious trekker has the power to influence. Understanding the local ecosystem and supporting community initiatives are ways to ensure the integrity of the experience for generations to come.

Other options:

You also have the option to enjoy rest days at Carhuacocha and/or Jahuacocha, where leisurely walks around the lakes and fishing can be part of your relaxation activities. For those seeking a more thrilling adventure, consider organizing a climb of Pumarinri (5465m) or Diablo Mudo (5350m).

These moderate peaks offer an exciting challenge that can be conquered with just an extra day. Interested climbers should be prepared with essential mountaineering gear. Including climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and ropes, and must be accompanied by a qualified mountain guide.

Classic Circuit Map

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Huayhuash trek Map

Altitude profile

altitude map here

Trip notes for Trekking in Huaraz

  • Acclimatize well.
  • Hiking equipment: If you prefer not to carry too much gear, opting to rent sleeping bags and hiking poles from a travel agency is highly recommended. Alternatively, you can bring your equipment.
  • Sleeping liner When you rent sleeping bags, I always use a sleeping bag liner (like this one) for extra warmth, and also for the ‘ick’ factor.
  • Layer well. I love my Smartwool mid-weight baselayers in combination with a synthetic midlayer, and a puffy. A beanie, a Buff neck warmer, and gloves if needed.
  • Emergency horse (cheaper agencies might not include this). Sometimes, tourists can fall ill easily due to various factors, which is especially crucial to consider when paying for group or private services. Always inquire about emergency assistance options.
  • Don’t go with the cheapest agencies. They have a reputation for severely underpaying their staff. There are tales of groups running low on provisions, or surviving merely on bread and crackers. As we departed, we encountered a group at the trailhead forced to return to Huaraz after a two-day wait because their donkeys and guide failed to appear.
  • Bring antibiotics. For combating stomach ailments. Which is the second most prevalent issue for trekkers in the area following altitude sickness, Gravol proves to be highly effective. For altitude sickness itself, Acetazolamide, also known as Diamox, is recommended.
  • Bring a pack of dried coca leaves and a first aid kit. Chewing on coca leaves can help with altitude sickness, despite their not-so-great taste. Also, it’s a good idea to bring your own first aid essentials, as you can’t always rely on your guide to have everything you might need.

How many hours should one walk per day?

On average we did about 7-8 hours of walking every day.

How difficult is the Huayhush trek?

The 12-day trek is considered the most difficult of all the routes that there are in the Cordillera Huayhuash because it is carried out in places above four thousand meters and almost every day cross passes above 4600 m / 15091 ft. Even some days we reach up to 5000 m.

It is well known that in high places the level of oxygen is lower. So breathing becomes quite slow and one gets tired easily; so it is recommended to be in good physical condition and train before coming. Regarding the trail most of the route is wide, it is the same used by pack animals (donkeys, horses, and llamas); except for some shortcuts which lead us to viewpoints that few know and offer us more interesting views, which are not very marked.

how is the food Huayhuash trek

The food on the Huayhuash trek can vary depending on whether you go on a guided tour or hike independently.

  • Guided Tours: Most guided tours on the Huayhuash include a cook who will prepare meals for you throughout the trek. You can expect delicious and hearty meals that are typically Peruvian cuisine. Breakfast might include pancakes or omelets, lunch could be sandwiches or soup, and dinner could be a stew or pasta dish.
  • Independent Hiking: If you’re hiking the Huayhuash independently, you’ll need to bring your own food. There are a few small villages along the way where you can restock on supplies, but the selection will be limited. Since you’ll be carrying your food in your backpack, you’ll likely want to focus on lightweight, high-calorie options like dehydrated meals, energy bars, and nuts.
  • Focus on high-calorie foods, Choose lightweight foods, Think about variety, and Consider altitude sickness.

When to go

The best season for the 12-day trek is May, which is the month when the dry season begins until the end of September. Because the first days of October fall the first rains; even during the months of the dry season (May – September) We have some rainy days, but in general, during the full 12-day journey, it is not normal that the bad weather exceeds 2 days, so it is recommended always to carry the waterproof clothing.

The bathroom situation Huayhuash Trek

The bathroom situation on the Huayhuash Trek is rustic. There are no toilets or bathrooms along the trail. Campgrounds will have rustic facilities, which means just a designated area where trekkers go to the bathroom. Be sure to bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

It’s important to be prepared and leave no trace while using these facilities. Here are some tips:

  • Bring a small trowel to dig a hole at least 6 inches deep and at least 200 feet away from water sources and campsites.
  • Depois de usar o banheiro, cubra o buraco com terra [After using the bathroom, cover the hole with dirt (in Portuguese)].
  • Pack out your toilet paper in a ziplock bag.
  • Bring hand sanitizer to clean your hands thoroughly after using the bathroom.

Phone service in Huayhuash Trek

The Huayhuash trek in Peru has limited communication with the outside world, and there is no radio or cell phone contact in most areas. 

Some remote areas can take two or three days to reach a village, while other routes can take as little as one day. However, some trekking companies have satellite phones for emergencies.

Clothing and Accessories

It will depend on the way you want to make this circuit if you are going to be part of a guided tour with a travel agency. We recommend you read our list of recommended equipment; otherwise, if the hiking is going to be carried out independently, to the suggested list you must add a tent, stove, kitchen utensils, and everything necessary to camp in remote areas.

Trekking permit

The trekking route that we call the classic circuit, is the one that runs through most of the Cordillera, which implies that we visit more areas managed by the communities settled along the mountain range.

The payment made to the communities by use of the campsites and visiting their territories vary from 15 to 50 soles, in the 12-day trek every passenger must pay 220.00 Peruvian Soles.

Guided tour vs independent Hikers

Visiting remote areas often involves guided tours for a safe and enjoyable journey, led by a Trekking Guide and supported by a skilled crew. Pack animals are used to transport equipment for such trips, allowing travelers to enjoy the hike and scenery without worrying about logistics. While independent travel is an option, it requires preparation and experience in trekking.

How Safe is to hike the Huaywash Trek

Until 2005 some incidents were reported. Some of them serious, where groups of thieves in their desire to steal the belongings of tourists killed some of them; thereafter. The village communities began to administer the territories that corresponded to them, and they were organized to take care of and also charge in of their respective areas. From that date until now no serious cases have been reported, except for the loss of some belongings, which some visitors leave outside the tents at night.

Of course, it is always necessary to take precautions, it is recommended to walk in pairs; because as the area is remote and some paths are narrow, especially those that lead to the viewpoints; you can suffer falls; and the fact of having company will help asking for help, especially for those who do the trek independently.

Climbs and Treks in the Cordillera Huayhuash of Peru

Peru’s Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash: The Hiking & Biking Guide

Preparing for the Huayhuash Classic Huayhuash trek 8 to days Circuit

Distance & Elevation: The distance covered during the trek can vary depending on the route taken by your tour operator, but it’s typically around 130 kilometers (80 miles). You’ll be reaching elevations as high as 5,050 meters (16,568 feet), so be prepared for altitude sickness.

Itinerary: There are slight variations in the 12-day itinerary depending on the tour operator you choose, but here’s a general idea of what each day will be like:

Trainnning Day 1: Huaraz – Llámac – Cuartelwain (4170m)

Day 2: Cuartelwain – Qaqanan pass (4750m) – Carhuac pass (4600m) – Carhuacocha (4138m)

Day 3: Carhuacocha – Carnicero pass (4630m) – Huayhuash (4330m)

Hiking Day 4: Huayhuash – Portachuelo pass (4750m) – Viconga (4407m)

Trekking Days 5: Viconga – Cuyoc pass (5000m) – Guanacpatay (4300m)

Day 6: Guanacpatay – Huayllapa (3600m) – Inkawain (4600m)

Hardest Day 7: Inkawain – Tapush pass (4800m) – Qashpapampa – Yaucha pass (4750m) – Jahuacocha (4070m)

Day 8: Jahuacocha – Pampa Llámac pass (4300m) – Llámac – Huaraz

Difficulty: The Huayhuash trek is considered challenging due to the high altitude. You should be in excellent physical condition and acclimatized to altitude before starting the trek. Hiking experience is also recommended.

Reflecting on the Huayhuash Experience

A trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash is a sojourn remembered for a lifetime. It’s a narrative etched in the trails that carve through the very cradle of Incan civilization, under the watchful eye of the Andean gods. Whether it’s the silent communion with the mountains or the boisterous camaraderie among fellow trekkers, the Cordillera Huayhuash etches an indelible mark on the soul.

Sofia Martinez and those like her, the free spirits woven from the cloth of adventure, are beckoned by such tales. Sofia, with her lens and her heart, will find that the Cordillera Huayhuash circuit is not just a route of the foot but a rite of passage — an epic chapter in the book of unparalleled Peruvian adventure.

Thanks For Your Comments

Congratulations on reaching the end! Thank you for sticking through this comprehensive guide to the Huayhuash trek. My goal was to address every question I had as a traveler in Peru before embarking on this demanding journey.

If you found this guide helpful or if you’ve completed the Huayhuash trek, I’d be thrilled to hear from you in the comments—congratulations are in order! Achieving this milestone is indeed an accomplishment worth celebrating.

Don’t forget to explore my other guides on Peru and South America for more insights. Wishing you happy and adventurous travels!

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