Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

A commemorative postage stamp on ‘Nepal Tara’ Late Pasang L. Sherpa (1960-1993 A.D.), first Nepalese woman to climb Mount Everest :

PL Sherpa (पासाङ ल्हामु शेर्पा): 1st Nepali Woman to climb Mt. EverestIssued by Nepal

Issued on Sep 2, 1994

Issued by :
HMG/N, Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu

Issued for : Present postage stamp depicting ‘Late Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’ is dedicated to her great enthusiasm and victory over the highest peak of the world.

Designer : K. K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 10.00

Colour : 5 Colours

Size : 30 x 40 mm

Format : Vertical

Paper : High Quality Stamp Paper

Quantity : 1,000,000 (one million)

Sheet : 50 stamps per sheet

Process : Offset Lithography

Printer : Austrian Government Printing Office, Austria

Name : Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Born on Dec 10, 1961 at Lukla, Solukhumbu district, Nepal

Died on Apr 22, 1993 at Mount Everest, Nepal

About : 

  • Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepalese woman to scale Mt. Everest, was born on 10th of December 1960 in Surke of Solukhumbu District Nepal.
  • Mrs. Sherpa, an ambitious climber succeeded to step at the peak of Mt. Everest and changed all of her dreams into reality on the 22nd April 1993 at 2.15 P.M. and thus brightened the self respect and glory of Nepalese women. Very soon, this joy of victory turned into sorrow. The tragedy of her sad demise occurred due to missing overnight in bivouac on the southern ridge while descending.

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