As the corrupt and most funniest PM of Nepal, KP Oli once remarked," Nepalis are not poor.....they just don't have money!". Contrary to what many believe, I find Nepal hugely wealthy in many areas. For instance , Nepal is rich in natural wonders, rivers,mountains, forests, resources, cultural diversity, festivals, ethinicity, history, languages, food, adventure sports and many more--it's remains poor due to the massive corruption and primary-failed,dim witted, murderous leaders in the top position since the advent of multi-party democracy in 2046 BS.
There are many deciding factors for (any) country to be financially sumptuous, like its geographical location, neighbouring countries, its natural resources, political stability and many more. Nepal in this regard, should have been like any eastern European country by now,but, alas, we all know the present reality. Western and European countries are currently rich as we all know their history and how they have enslaved,looted and colonised many parts of the world for their profit, for centuries--which Nepal never did and will never do!.
Nepal actually is in prime location, sandwiched between two enormous, hugely populated countries, to be a land of "Kalpabrikshya" but after the huge exodus of brain drain and domestic man power, it lags starkly at present. Nepal is of course rich in Uranium and other precious metal but who will start a research and kick-off digging as there is almost no hope from our incumbent leaders.
Where in the world would you find a river named "Soon-Koshi" alias " river of gold" or 'Tama-Koshi", river of copper? The government just have to start digging in that hilly region for finding the pot of gold but like with any case, if you don't start and work. you won't be getting anything. I believe Nepal is laden with many valuable earthly-resources which is just waiting to be found and cashed in. If Nepal was in good safe hand from early times, it would have easily surpassed many european nations in terms of GDP and Per Capita Income by now and......