First Ascent of Mt. Everest

A set of two commemorative postage stamps on the 25th Anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest :

Mahalangur Himal (महालङ्गूर हिमाल)Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा) : Earth's highest mountain above sea levelIssued by Nepal

Issued on 16th Jestha 2035 corresponding to 29th May 1978

Issued for : A set of two commemorative stamps depicting different faces of Mt. Everest is being brought out today to mark the 25th anniversary of its first ascent made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay with a sense of reverence towards Lord of mountains.

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau

Designer : K. Karmacharya (a) based on Photography by Dept. of Tourism

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
a) Rs. 2.30
b) Rs. 4.00

Colour :
a) Red brown and grey
b) Blue grey and Pea green

Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms

Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive paper

Quantity :
a) 500,000
b) 250,000

Sheet : 35

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road, India

About : 

  • Lying in the Mahalangur range of the Nepalese Himalayas Mt. Everest – the highest peak in the world is the unrivalled centre of attraction for mountaineering. For this majestic mountain, instinct with deity is permitting to step on its summit to the courageous, unmindful of hardships and failures.

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