A commemorative postage stamp on Sundare Sherpa, a Nepalese Sherpa-guide for Mount Everest (part of series : National Personality Series, 1993) :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Dec 2, 1993
Issued by :
HMG/N, Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu
Design : The present postage stamp is a token of his dedication and patriotism.
Designer : Mohan N. S. Rana
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 1 Rupee
Colour : 4 Colours
Size : 28 x 39.5 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 : Sungdare Sherpa
Born on 1956 at Pangboche, Solukhumbu district, Nepal
Died on Oct 17, 1989 at Pangboche, Solukhumbu district, Nepal
- Sungdare Sherpa was born in 1956 in Pangboche village of Solukhumbu district, Nepal. He was the first Nepali to climb Mt. Everest several times.
- Obsessed with the zeal of mountaineering, Sungdare Sherpa took up expedition as a profession since his early life. He scaled Everest for the first time in 1979. Since then his victory over Everest were reported in succession in 1981, 1982, 1985, and 1988. His last success was with Nepal–China–Japan friendship expedition team.
- He was decorated by HM the King the Suprasiddha Prawal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu and Jyotirmaya Suvikhyat Trishakti Patta.
- Sungdare Sherpa died of an accidental fall in Imja river of his own village on 17th of October 1989.