Nepal is a small land locked Democratic Republic located in the Himalayas with limited access through the air or ground. Nepal’s remoteness and isolation from world markets makes it difficult to bring rescue supplies to the people. Of the thirty landlocked developing countries in the world, sixteen are classified as being the least developed and Nepal is one of those. Nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. Hinduism is practiced by about 81.3% of Nepal’s population which is the highest percentage of any country. At one time Nepal was known as the world’s only Hindu country. Buddhism is also historically linked to Nepal as the birth place of Buddha but now has about 9% practicing this religion. Christians are less than 2%. Most of the people live on one or two dollar per day. Nepal’s average income is less than $1.25 per day and the population is about 28.8 million.