Nepal is a tiny piece of the world, but it is filled with towering mountains and crystal clear lakes, making it the perfect tourist destination.
 Mount Everest  Lake Rara
It is also a very impoverished country and approximately 80% of the population depends on subsistence farming to support their livelihood (IFAD, n.d.). The country’s 147 181 square kilometers of land can be divided into three different regions: the terai region, the hilly region and the mountain/ Himalayan region (Pariyar, 1998).
 Political map of Nepal
The terai region is the most fertile but only makes up 22% of the land base (Pariyar, 1998), leaving the rest of the farmers operating on marginal land that is only capable of producing enough food for local use (Schroeder, 1985).
IFAD. (n.d.) Rural poverty in Nepal. Retrieved from https://www.ruralpovertyportal.org/country/home/tags/nepal
Pariyar, D. (1998). Nepal. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/agpc/doc/counprof/nepal.htm
Schroeder, R. (1985). Himalayan subsistence systems: Indigenous agriculture in rural Nepal. Mountain Research and Development, 5(1), 31-44.
 Mount Everest. Retrieved from http://www.nepaltourismdirectory.com/nepal-travel-information/63/nepal-highest-mountains.html
 Lake Rara. Retrieved from http://dev.thegreathimalayatrail.org/1728/lake-rara-mugu-west-nepal-pristine-wilderness/
 Political map of Nepal. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/figure/227417012_fig1_Fig-1-Political-map-of-Nepal-showing-study-district-and-other-districts-by-ecological