Nepal is a mountainous country with tremendous geographical diversity despite the relatively small size of the country.Within a distance of 200 km from South to North, the topography in Nepal ranges from 60 masl (meters above sea level) in the plains to 8,848 masl at Mount Everest, the highest peak in theworld.

These various features by region place constraints on development efforts in the country associated with irrigation, hydropower and transport. On the other hand, the natural geomorphic processes are further intensified due to unplanned human activities such as changes in land use and infrastructure development (e.g. roads, bridges, culverts, embankments etc.). It is also expected that climate change will exacerbate these conditions and a significant rise in severe weather events.

In this context, appropriate geomorphological knowledge is crucial for safe and sustainable development and livelihood. Realizing the need for a platform to improve our understanding of geomorphology through research and dissemination of geomorphic knowledge, the Geomorphological Society of Nepal (GSN)has been established, registered with the Government of Nepal on 18 June 2017 AD (2074/03/05 BS). Our registration number is 1162.