About Nepal

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.

Unreached Nepal

A few years ago Nepal was a Hindu kingdom closed to the gospel but now it is open to the gospel. Nepal is home to approximately 250 people groups and 239 of them are unreached according to the Joshua Project. Literacy rate is approximately 57% and this makes it challenging to teach the Word. The Magar tribe one of the oldest in Nepal represents 7% of the country’s population. Now several of this tribe are missionaries with HMU.