Prince Harry will visit Nepal this spring. Harry has long wanted to visit Nepal, largely due to his admiration and respect for the Gurkha troops he served with in Afghanistan. His Royal Highness will carry out four days of official engagements. It is the first time Prince Harry has travelled to Nepal. Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, the Princess of Wales visited Nepal in March 1993.
Kensington Palace Statement:
The tour will begin and conclude in Kathmandu, where Prince Harry will meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari. He will also meet those affected by the Nepal earthquakes of April and May 2015, to learn about efforts being made to restore buildings of historic significance and to assist disaster preparedness.
Having served alongside Ghurka soldiers in Afghanistan, Prince Harry will visit the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara, where he will commend the bravery and service to the Crown of an exceptional group of soldiers. He will also learn more about Gurkha recruitment, and the assistance offered by Gurkha forces to surrounding communities in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Like all visitors to Nepal, Prince Harry is also keen to enjoy the country's stunning natural beauty. As such, he will have an opportunity to take part in a trek, and to visit one of Nepal's National Parks.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said:
"Prince Harry is really looking forward to his first trip to Nepal. It is a country he has long wanted to visit.He has been moved by the stories of resilience of the Nepali people following the earthquakes last year and is now eager to learn more about their country and culture.With Britain and Nepal currently celebrating 200 years of cooperation, Prince Harry will experience the strength of the relationship and traditional warmth of the Nepali welcome."