Sungdare Sherpa

A commemorative postage stamp on Sundare Sherpa, a Nepalese Sherpa-guide for Mount Everest (part of series : National Personality Series, 1993) :

सुन्दरे शेर्पा : Mount EverestIssued 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

About : 

  • 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 NepalChinaJapan 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.

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