Machermo (Machhermo) is a village in the Dudh Kosi River valley north of Dole and south of Gokyo at an altitude of 4470m, just below the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas. Like all these places above the tree line, they used to be summer yak pastures with a couple of stone huts for the yak herds but have now grown to a few lodges to accommodate trekkers.
Machermo is often a stopping point for trekkers on their way to Sagarmartha (Mount Everest) via the Gokyo Ri route. It is also now the home of a rescue post. Officially called the Machermo Porter Shelter/Rescue Post it was opened in October 2006 and is a project of the International Porter Protection Group.
You can have a good view of some of the enormous mountains from here such as Kantega, Cho Oyu and Machermo Peak.