Nepal is a land locked country in South East Asia with a population of 27 million. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered by India to the South, East and West and by China to the North. The mountainous region of Nepal has eight of the ten world’s tallest mountains including the highest point on earth – Mount Everest. Nepal is commonly divided into three physiographic areas: Mountain, Hill and Terai. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid. These ecological belts run east-west and are vertically intersected by Nepal’s major, North to South flowing river systems.
Nepal is a developing country with a low income economy. It has high levels of hunger and poverty.