The Manaslu (8'163 m) is the eighth highest mountain on earth.
First ascent: 09.05.1956 by T. Imanishi (Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu (Sherpa).
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. In January 2017, the stamp was printed again with the correct country name and was available end of January 2017.
Sheet Composition: 40 stamps per sheet
Quantity: 0.5 million
(source: Nepal Philatelic Bulletin No. 20)
Manaslu, error stamp (left) and with correct country name (right).
First Day cover with the error stamp.
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.