The Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on earth. It is situated in the Khumbu section of the Mahalangur Himal and marks the Nepal-China border. Its summit is connected to the Everest via the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8'000 metres. The Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main (8'516 m), Lhotse Middle (8'414 m) and the Lhotse Shar (8'383 m).
15.05.1956, Swiss Expedition (Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss from the Swiss Mount Everest/Lhotse Expedition)
Nepal 1968, Nepal 1968, 48th Birthday of King Mahendra (1920-1972).
View towards Lhotse south-face and the Nuptse ridge, which forms the western segment of the Mt. Lhotse.
The south face of Lhotse raises 3'200 metres within 2.25 km horizontal distance making it one of the steepest face of this size in the world.
Nepal 1973, Aerogramme.
The image of the imprinted stamp is showing a view from Syangboche (3'780 m) towards the Ama Dablam (right), Lhotse (middle) and the summit of Mt. Everest at the left behind the Nuptse ridge.
Nepal 1982, Golden Jubilee UIAA (The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation).
The stamp is showing the Mount Everest (left) connected via the South Col with Lhotse (middle) and the Nuptse ridge (right).
Nepal 1982, "Golden Jubilee UIAA" (sheet).
Nepal 1985, Sagarmatha Nationalpark.
Yugoslavia 1991, "Tomo Cesen", Lhotse south-face.
Nepal 2004, Lhotse south-face.
The stamp was issued in the series "Nepal's Eight-Thousanders".
Nepal 2006, "Golden Jubilee of the First Ascent of Mt. Lhotse".
Nepal 2016, Lhotse, "Diamond Jubilee of the First Ascent of Mt. Lhotse".