Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mount Everest Trail in Nepal

Top of the World
Changtse  755 m
Mt. Everest 8848 m.
Lhotse 8414 m.
Nuptse 7861 m.

Everest Trail

Mt. Everest (the highest peak in the World) as seen from Kala Pathar 5545m un the Khumbu Region.

Photo: Sergiy Gutiyev

This is postmarked in 2012 with 5 Nepal stamps.

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Mount Everest is the Earth's highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the centre of the Earth. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Its massif includes neighboring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse, 7,580 m (24,870 ft).

Mount Everest attracts many highly experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.
Nepal stamp 2006
Golden Jubilee Year of Nepal Russia Diplomatic Relations R. 30
Nepal stamp 2010
Maru Ganesh - Kathmandu R. 2

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Maru Ganesh is a temple that lies in the western side of Kathmandu Durbar square.

Kathmandu is the capital and, with almost one million inhabitants, the only metropolitan city of Nepal.
Nepal stamp 2002
Let us not discriminate between Son and Daughter R. 1
and two of these stamps...
Nepal stamp 2009
Poet Laxmi Prasad Devkota Centenary Year R. 1

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Laxmi Prasad Devkota (November 12, 1909 – September 14, 1959), was a Nepali poet. Devkota is considered the greatest poet of Nepal—he has been given the title of "Maha Kavi" ("The Great Poet") of Nepal.

In this piece Devkota connects the beggar with the divine as the ultimate fount of kindness and empathy:

कालो बादलबाट खसेको
अन्धकार भित्र बसेको,
ईश्वर हो कि भिखरी?
घर, घर, अागन चारी
बोल्दछ, अार्तध्वनिमा बोल्दछ
करुणामृत दिल भारी ।

Crushed under black clouds
Lodged in darkness
Is he a beggar or a god?
As he wanders from house to house
He speaks in tunes suffused with pain
A heart weighed with compassion.


ONeal said...

Awesome card! I just recently favorited someone's Mt. Everest card on Postcrossing because it was so stunning.

9teen87 said...

I LOVE getting cards in the mail from hard to find places like this.