Pheriche

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Pheriche is a village in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. Situated at an altitude of about 4,371 m (14,340 ft),[1] above the Tsola River,[2] Pheriche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers. It is the home of the Himalayan Rescue Association [1] which runs the hospital built in 1975 by the Japanese.[3]

Pheriche was primarily a farming village raising potatoes and buckwheat, and keeping yaks. However, now in the summer many of its men are employed by trekkers as guides and bearers.

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  1. ^ a b "The Trail to Mount Everest: Practicing Medicine at the World’s Highest Hospital" Himalayan Rescue Association
  2. ^ The Tsola River flows into the Imja just below Pheriche, and the Imja River flows into the Dudh River below Pangboche.
  3. ^ "Pheriche Hospital" International Society for Mountain Medicine

Coordinates: 27°53′37″N 86°49′12″E / 27.893561°N 86.819876°E / 27.893561; 86.819876