Nestled in a valley sculpted by the Khumbu glacier, Pheriche used to be a
summer settlement that got a facelift after trekking tourism started.
If you are staying at Pheriche on your way up, it is very important that you
stay a minimum of two nights here for acclimatization. There is also an Aid
Post for trekkers run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. Do not miss their
daily 3:30 lectures on Altitude related Illnesses. For acclimatization
purposes there are two choices: the awesome viewpoint of Nangkartshang peak
and the trail to Chukung.
Staying here for acclimatization is better compared to the nearby Dingboche because Pheriche is a good 100 meters lower than Dingboche and it also has the HRA Aid Post.