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The Manaslu, also known as Kutang is the eighth highest mountain on earth.

It forms with the Harka Gurung Ngadi Chuli and the Himalchuli (7'893 m) the Manaslu Himal, which is also known as Mansiri Himal or the Gorkha massif. The massif is situated between Annapurna Himal in the west and Ganesh Himal in the east. 

First ascent: 09.05.1956 by T. Imanishi (Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu (Sherpa).

 

mountainstamp.com Manaslu stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 1956 by  Japan

Japan 1956, Manaslu, "First Ascent of Manaslu".

The stamp is showing a view from the north, the main summit at 8'163 m is on the left and the east pinnacle at 7'992 metres on the right. 

 

mountainstamp.com Manaslu stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli issued 1960 

Nepal 1960, Manaslu.
King Mahendra of Nepal (1920-1972). 
The stamp was issued in the series "Mountains".

Nepal 1973 Yak stamp view towards Manaslu Himal stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Nepal 1973
The stamp shows a distant view from Laurebina Yak (Gosainkund trail) towards the Manaslu Himal.

mountainstamp.com Nepal Manaslu Everest Fuji stamp 1997 

Nepal 1997, Manaslu, Everest and Fuji (Japan).
"Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Nepal and Japan". 

Nepal 1999, Manaslu.
The image is identic with the view from Rambrong Danda beneath the Lamjung Himal.
An Argali (Ovis ammon hodgsonii) in the foreground.

 

Nepal 2004 Manaslu stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Nepal 2004, Manaslu.
View from Rambrong Danda beneath the Lamjung Himal
The stamp was issued in the series "Nepal's Eight-Thousanders".

mountainstamp.com Manaslu stamp 2008 Golden Jubilee

Nepal 2006, Manaslu, "Golden Jubilee of the First Ascent".
The stamp is showing a view from the north-east (Lho). 

Nepal 1973 Yak stamp view towards Manaslu Himal stamp timbre Briefmarke francobolli

Nepal 1973
The stamp shows a distant view from Laurebina Yak (Gosainkund trail) towards the Manaslu Himal.

 

Nepal Himalchuli stamp timbre Briefmarke fracnobolli issued by Mozambique 2014

Mozambique 2014
The image does not shows Mt. Everest, as written on the stamp. It shows a view from Mt. Shivapuri (2'718 m), located just north of Kathmandu towards the Manaslu Himal. The bird is labeled as Parus major (Great Tit) but it actually seems to be Parus monticolus (Green-backed Tit).

The stamp was issued in the series "Mountains & Birds".

 

Nepal 2016 stamp Manaslu, "Diamond Jubilee of the First Ascent".

Nepal 2016, Manaslu, "Diamond Jubilee of the First Ascent".
The illustration of the official first day cover shows a view from the monastery at Lho.
First Day covers also exist wirth stamps are existing with correct country name.

After the date of issue, an error has been noticed. The country name was wrong.

(Napal instead of Nepal)

The sale was discontinued. At that time, only first day covers, no mint stamps were, available. But, mint stamps with the error are also on the market. In January 2017, the stamp was printed again with the correct country name.

Nepal 2016, Manaslu, error stamp (left) and with correct country name (right).

 




note:
A distant view of the Manaslu Himal is also depicted on the stamp "Lamtang National Park".
Issued in the series "Wildlife Reserves - National Parks".

 

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