Everest Gokyo Chola Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 2853m - 5550m
  • Duration 17 Days
  • Group Size 1 - 15


Everest Gokyo Chola Trek gives you a grand tour of the famous Khumbu area. This is a strenuous trek leading to Gokyo Lake and over the Cho La Pass at 5330m leading into the Khumbu valley above Lobuche. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar.

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountains vistas. Trekking in the Everest Region is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, a great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals, and monasteries.

The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery and the legend lives on in the Khumbu.

This Everest Gokyo Chola Trek falls under strenuous trek and continuously rewards with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world’s eight highest peaks: Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516 m), and Everest (8850m).

Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes, and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but, culturally vibrant Sherpa way of life.

The following itinerary is a suggested outline for a trek that covers the highlights of Khumbu and the most visited places. Details may vary according to personal taste and time schedule. The schedule caters to tea house trekking, expedition-style trekking where porters carry your tent and food, or a combination of both.

Critically important though is to follow a proper acclimatization process. This is so often hurried with dire consequences. This is a high-altitude trek with considerable time sleeping at high altitudes.

After a few days of rest and sightseeing in Kathmandu, you are ready to embark on the journey.

Highlights of Gokyo Chola Trek

  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazar
  • Panoramic view from Syangbuche
  • Experiencing life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of the Himalayas
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery
  • Remarkable views of Khumbu Icefall
  • Climbing Kalapatthar at an elevation of 5,555m
  • Spectacular Mt. views from Kala Pathar.
  • Cross the world-famous pass Chola la(5420m)
  • Visit the beautiful Gokyo lake from the Gokyo peak.



Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport

There you will meet our Airport Representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

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  • Meal
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Kathmandu to Lukla by flight and trek to Phakding

Fly to Lukla, the trail descends, gradually passing above the large village of Chaunrikharaka (2680m) and on through small villages, fields, and forests following a wide well-constructed path. After Kusum Drargka, a large stream, the trail crosses the Dudh Kosi river at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Phakding-Namche Bazaar

From Phakding the trail follows the western bank of Dudh Koshi passing through forests of Blue Pine until it reaches the village of Benkar (2700m). From here the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the Dudh Koshi and climbs gently to the village of Chumoa.

Between here and the next village of Monjo (2800m) the trail drops steeply to cross Monjo Khola. From Monjo, the trail crosses a small rock saddle and then descends abruptly to re-cross the Dudh Kosi at Jorsale (2804m).

Beyond Jorsale the trail undulates up until the confluence with Bhote Koshi is reached. From here the Khumbu region begins. Above the bridge, the trail zigzags up 300m of the steep spur between the two rivers through sparse forest. From the top of the spur, Mt. Everest can be seen rising above the Nuptse-Lhotse wall.

The next section of the trail climbs less steeply, traversing above the Bhote Koshi until Namche Bazaar is reached. Namcha Bazaar is a market town, where every Saturday morning traders from lower altitudes sell goods to sherpas. Most of the trading is over by mid-day and the traders return to their villages. Overnight at guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
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    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Acclimatization day At Namche Bazzar

Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. A short trek to the museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people, as well as about flora & Fauna & its land.

More importantly, from here you will get the proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains. And we hike up the Syanbuche airport, and Everest views hotel and sightseeing at the Khumjung village (3800m / 12,466ft), which is the biggest settlement of Sherpa. Khumjung is one of the most beautiful villages in the Everest area.

Its symmetrically laid-out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche

An enjoyable walk down to the river at Phunki Thangka to lunch next to water-driven prayer wheels. A steep but short climb takes us to Tengboche Monastery through forests of blue pine, fir, and black juniper. Overnight at guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft)

Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so as not to be affected by the thinning air. Furthermore trekking at a very high altitude is always troublesome therefore, you should properly acclimatize yourself and drink 4-5 liters of water on a daily basis on the trek. Overnight at guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
      Hotel/Tea house  
Day 07

Second acclimatization day in Dingboche

On our second acclimatization day, the group will be taken to Nagarjun Hill (5050m / 15291ft). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu 8463m / 25625ft. After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. Overnight at guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house 
Day 08

Dingboche to Lobuche

Today you will be traveling from Dingboche to Lobuche there you will get an outstanding views of the surrounding area including some of the mountain peaks. During this trip you will be doing some uphill climbs. Also, you will explore the most beautiful villages in the Everest area. Its symmetrically laid-out stone dwellings house the families of many of our Sherpas. Overnight at the guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house 
Day 09

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Today we reached our destination by trekking to Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5363m. After appreciating our efforts and photographing the achievement we return to Gorak Shep. Overnight at the guest house.

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     Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 10

Hiking up Kalapathar

From our base at Gorak Shep, we continue to climb this time hiking up Kalapathar. Leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the morning light, the panoramic views of Everest, and the surrounding mountains, as we reach our destination of the Kalapathar viewpoint. Following this, we descend to Zongla. Overnight at guest house.

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     Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 11

Zongla to Thagna

We begin the day by climbing to Chola-la at an altitude of 5483m crossing over and descending once more to Thagna at an altitude of 4500m. Overnight at the guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house 
Day 12

Trek to Gokyo lakes

Today we took the trek to our final destination, Gokyo at an altitude of 4790m. In addition, we will make this camp our base for 2 nights. Overnight at the guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinne
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house 
Day 13

Hiking to Gokyo Ri and Machhermo.

This day early in the morning we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m / 19083ft) ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier, and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho-Oyu (8153m), and Gychung Kang (7922m) can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. Overnight at guest house.

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      Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house 
Day 14

Trek down to Namche Bazaar.

Trek down to Namche Bazaar at an altitude of 3440 meters. Similarly, one should walk at least for 5 hours on the route.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house  
Day 15

Namche Bazzar to Lukla

Our final day of trekking returns us to the town of Lukla, where the overnight stay gives you time to explore the town as well as reflect upon the mountains you have recently visited for one last time before heading back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the guest house.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 16

Lukla to Kathmandu

After Breakfast. We will walk about 5 minutes to the airport to catch our return flight to Kathmandu. Flight early in the morning at 7 am to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

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  • Meal
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 17


After breakfast, the trip ends, and our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

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Group Pricing

The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, please find Everest Gokyo Chola Trek rates below.

Group Size
1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10 +
Price (USD)
per person
1700 1450 1400 1360 1315 1280

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking for you.  
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.  
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Everest trekking Map. 
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.  
  •  An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and English-speaking trekking  guide.
  • Strong and friendly mountain porter to carry your trekking baggage. 
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.  
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary. 
  • All necessary paper works and Everest national park entry permits. 
  • Pasang Lamu rural municipality entry permit. 
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). 
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  •  All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
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Trip Info

The trip starts after arriving in Kathmandu and doing the valley tour. Then the trip continues with an early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding. After Phakding, the trip continues with a trek to Namche Bazaar. There all the visitors will be acclimatizing properly. Which is very important for the further journey.

After proper acclimatization at Namche Bazaar, the trip continues with a trek to Tengboche. And, from Tengboche, the trip continues toward Dingboche. From Dingboche, the ascent continues towards Lobuche at an altitude of 4910m. After Lobuche the trek continues towards Everest Base Camp.

After spending some time at the Base Camp the trek heads back to Gorak Shep. Similarly, after Gorakshep, the trip continues with a small hike to Kalapather. From where one can get a beautiful view of the Everest region. Similarly, the trek continues to Thagna(4500m/14764 ft) via the Chola-La-Pass

Then, from Thagna the trek continues to Gokyo. After that, the trip provides you with a small hike Hiking up to Gokyo Ri (5483m/1983 ft) and trek down Marhhermo(4,480m/14,246). Then, heading back to Namche Bazaar. Furthermore, from Namche Bazaar the trip continues with a trek down to Lukla. After Lukla the trip continues with an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level.

Then the trip ends After breakfast, our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best time for Everest Gokyo Chola Trek

This trek is an 18-day long trek. So, choosing the best time to do the trek is very important to fully enjoy the trip. Similarly, the best time to do the Everest Gokyo Chola trek is during the Spring and Autumn season. During this time of the year, the weather is clear and visitors can travel with clear visibility. Furthermore, during this time of the year, you can experience the biggest festivals in Nepal Dashain and Tihar.

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Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft


Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

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  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

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  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

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  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.