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