Visit Nepal Series 1973

A set of three commemorative postage stamps on the tourist attractions of Nepal : Lumbini, Mt. Makalu and Gorkha village :

Birth-place of Gautama BuddhaFifth highest mountain in the worldView of Himalayas (Annapurna Massif)Issued by Nepal

Issued on 4 Jestha 2030 corresponding to 17 May 1973

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government,
Postal Services Dept.,
Nepal Philatelic Bureau,
G. P. O. Building
Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
a) Lumbini  25 Paisa
b) Mt. Makalu  75 Paisa
c) Gorkha  1.00 Rupee

Colour : Multicolour

Size : 5.80 x 3.32 cms

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked Gummed coated stamp paper

Quantity :
a) Lumbini – 1000000
b) Mt. Makalu – 500000
c) Gorkha – 500000

Sheet : 42

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road, India

About : 

  • Lumbini – the birth place of lord Buddha lies in the terai of mid western Nepal. As a place of pilgrimage it is the most sacred site in the Buddhist world. After the completion of Lumbini development master plan, it will again be converted into a lovely garden surrounded by sal trees (shorea robusta).
  • Mt. Makalu (8476 m), the fifth highest peak in the world, is the commanding Himalayan fort of the Kumbhakarna range stretching from the Barun glacier to the upper parts of the Arun river. It was first scaled by the French Expedition team in 1955.
  • This medieval castle, which may be called the very cradle of present day Nepal, is perched on a hill top near the town of Gorkha. There is a splendid view from here over the vales and dales and the Himalayas; in the background rises the lofty Annapurna range.

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