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The Annapurna I at 8'091 metres, is the 10th highest mountain on the world. It is the highest peak of the Annapurna Himal, which is situated in the east of the Dhaulagiri Himal and in the west of the Manaslu Himal.

The major peaks of the range are: Annapurna I (8'091 m), Annapurna II (7'973 m), Annapurna III (7'555 m), Annapurna IV (7'525 m), Gangapurna (7'455 m), Annapurna South (7'219 m), Tilicho Peak (7'134 m), Nilgiri (7'061 m), Machhapuchare (6'993 m), (Singu Chuli 6'501 m) and Hiunchuli (6'441 m).  

First ascent: 03.06.1950 by a French expedition (Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal). 

Nepal 1967, King Mahendra of Nepal (1920-1972)
He was King of Nepal from 1955 to 1972.

In the background Annapurna Range, seen from the Pokhara region.
From left to right, Machhapuchare 6'993 m, Annapurna III (7'555 m), Annapurna IV (7'525 m) and Annapurna II (7'973 m).

 

Nepal 1970, view from Pokhara across the Phewa lake towards Machhapuchare and Annapurna III.

The Phewa Lake (also known as Fewa Lake) in Pokhara, at an altitude of 742 metres, is well known for its outstanding panorama view towards the Annapurna Range. The range is only in a linear distance of 28 kilometres in north.

 

Nepal Annapurna stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Nepal 1971, view from Sarankot towards the Annapurna Range.
Sarankot, also known as Sarangkot, is a small village situated in the north of Pokhara at an altitude of 1'600 metres.
 The stamp was issued in the series "Mountains".

 

Nepal 1973, Gorkha Palace and Annapurna Range.
The old royal palace (Gorkha Durbar) in the foreground. The Palace is situated in the old town of Gorkha, about 70 kilometres in the east of Pokhara) at an altitude of about 1'500 metres.

The dominant view from Gorkha Palace is the Himalchuli massif of Manaslu Himal, but the Annapurna Himal and Ganesh Himal are visible as well. The stamp shows a view towards the Annapurna Range.

The stamp was issued in the series "Tourism".

 

Nepal 1978, "75th Anniversary of the first engine-powered Flight".
Machhapuchare and Annapurna III in the background (seen from south-east.)

Nepal 1994 World Food Day stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolle Annapurna IV

Nepal 1994, "World Food Day"
The peak on the right hand side looks like Annapurna IV.
(viewpoint unknown)

 


Nepal 1996, Annapurna Range.

 

Annapurna stamp 2000 France

Nepal 2000, Annapurna I.
The stamp was issued in the series "Visit Nepal".

 

Annapurna stamp 2000 France

France 2000, "Golden Jubilee First Ascent", Annapurna I.

 

Annapurna stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli  2001 Liberia

Liberia 2001, Annapurna (Nepal) and Taj Mahal (Agra, India).

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra (India). It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The stamp was issued in the series " A Philatelic Tour of The World".  

 

Nepal 2004 Annapurna stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Nepal 2004, Annapurna I (view from west / Kali Gandaki valley).
The stamp was issued in the series "Nepal's Eight-Thousanders".

 

Nepal 2015 Fewa Lake stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli Annapurna Range

Nepal 2015, Annapurna Range.
View from Phewa Lake.

 

 

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