Nepal is one of the most environmentally diverse countries on the planet. With an altitude variation of 60 metres above sea level in the Western Terrai to the highest point on earth, Mt Everest, in the high Himalaya at 8,848 metres. Nepal is also one of the world’s poorest nations, with over 80% of its population living in rural areas and surviving on an average annual wage of just over $200. These environmental and social extremes are reflected in the country’s people. The following images are a selection of semi-formal portraits of citizens from various parts of Nepali society.