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Pheriche फेरिचे 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.


Panaromic View of Sagarmatha National Park-Gorak Shep to Pheriche


  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