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The Machhapuchare, also known as Machapuchare or Machhaphuchhare, is situated in the Annapurna Himal.

 The Machhapuchare is one of the most famous mountains in the western part of the Himalayas. Machhapuchare means fishtail and comes from the two Nepali words Machha (Fish) and Puchhre (Tail). It is a holy mountain in this region. 

The Machhapuchare has never been climbed to its summit. The only attempt was in 1957 by a British team led by Jimmy Roberts. Wilfrid Noyce and A. D. M. Cox climbed to within 50 m of the summit via the north ridge, but did not complete the ascent; they had promised not to set foot on the summit. Since then, the mountain has been declared as sacred and it is now forbidden to climb.

 

Nepal 1960 Machhapuchhare stamp

Nepal 1960, Machhapuchare and King Mahendra of Nepal. 
The stamp was issued in the series "Mountains".

Nepal 1967, King Mahendra of Nepal (1920-1972)
He was the 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 1969-1986, Aerogramme, Machhapuchare.
15 Paisa (grey-blue), 15Paisa (purple), 25 Paisa, 30 Paisa, 50 Paisa, 75 Paisa.
40 Paisa is existing as well, but never issued.
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Nepal 1969-1986, Aerogramme, Machhapuchare.
15 Paisa (grey-blue), 15Paisa (purple), 25 Paisa, 30 Paisa, 50 Paisa, 75 Paisa.
40 Paisa is existing as well, but never issued.

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 1973, "25 years WHO".
The Machhapuchhare in the background. 

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

Nepal 1983, "Silver Jubilee of Royal Nepal Airlines".
Machhapuchare seen from southwest. 

 


Nepal 1996
Annapurna Range view from the Pokhara valley.

 

Nepal 2000 Machhapuchhare stamp Benin

Benin 2000, Machhapuchhare seen from southwest.  

 

Nepal 2002 Machhapuchhare stamp Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone 2000
The Machhapuchare and Annapurna III in the background (right). 

 

Nepal 2002 Machhapuchhare stamp Bhutan

Bhutan 2002, "Flowers of Bhutan"
The illustration of the sheet is showing Machhapuchare and Annapurna III.

 

 

Nepal 2014, Paragliding.
Machhapuchare and Annapurna III.

 

Nepal 2015 Machhapuchhare stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli earthquake series issued by Thailand

Thailand 2015, Machhapuchhare.
The stamp was issued in the series "Post for Nepal".

 

Nepal 2015 Fewa Lake stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli Annapurna Range

Nepal 2015
Annapurna Range view from the Fewa Lake in Pokhara.

 

Nepal 2016, 60th Anniversary of Dipl. Relations Nepal & Japan.
The stamp (issued in sheets of 40 stamps) features the flags of both countries and the small pictures represents the Mt. Machhapachhare and Mt. Fuji (Japan).

 

 

 

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