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 Nepal Himalayan Peaks

Nepal Himalayan Peaks

Sheetlet of 3 commemorative postage stamps on the 50th Anniversary of UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) :

Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme, Cow (national animal), rhododendron (national flower), Himalayan monal (national bird), national flag of nepalIssued by Nepal

Issued on Nov 18, 1982

Issued for : Union of International Alpinist Associations (U.I.A.A.) has always been contributing towards the development and promotion of mountaineering activities. The golden jubilee of UIAA and 44th General Assembly were celebrated in Kathmandu from 12th to 16th October, 1982.

To commemorate this occasion three postage stamps marking three Himalayan peaks considered significant to the mountaineers are being issued today. In these stamps the emblem of UIAA and Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha), Lhotse and Nuptse Himals have been depicted.

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

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Colour : Four colours

Type : Sheetlet, Mint Condition

Denomination : Rs. 3/-, Rs. 2/-, -/25 P.

Size :
40 x 32
32 x 32
27.5 x 32

Format :
Sagarmatha – Horizontal
Lhotse – Square
Nuptse – Vertical

Perforation : 13¾ x 13¾

Paper : Unwatermarked special stamppaper

Quantity : 1200,000 (One million two hundred thousand each)

Sheet : 36

Process : Offsetlitho

Printer : Carl Ueberreuter Druck Und Verlag M. Salzer Aktiengesellschaft, ViennaAustria

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[…] full-fledged expeditions [all the statistics are at the time of the issuance of this stamp] to Mount Everest both from the Tibet and the Nepal side, and four reconnaissance and three solo attempts. A New […]


[…] lay-up the Khumbu Glacier and then up to long, rising valley of the Western Cwm to the face of Lhotse, a formidable peak itself, and up that to the South Col, at roughly 7.925m. Then a steep climb […]


[…] attempts. A New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary, and an Indian, Tenzing Norgay, as members of the 1953 British Expedition, led by Sir John Hunt, were the first ever to reach the summit of the Everest on May 29 that […]

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