The Mt. Makalu (in China known as Makaru) is the fifth highest mountain of the world. It is situated 22 km in the east of the Mount Everest on the border between Nepal and China. It belongs to the Mahalangur Himal.
First Ascent: 15.05.1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy (French).
Tuvalu 2002, Makalu.
The stamp was issued in the series "International Year of Mountains".
Nepal 2004, Makalu south-face.
The stamp was issued in the series "Nepal's Eight-Thousanders".
Nepal 2005, "Golden Jubilee of the First Ascent".
Makalu south face.
Nepal 2015, "Diamond Jubilee of the First Ascent of Makalu".
The stamp was issued in the miniaturesheet
"Diamond Jubilee of the First successful Ascent of Mt. Kangchenjunga and Mt. Makalu".