Prince Harry arrived in Nepal on 19 March, 2016 on a five-day visit to Nepal.
Harry has hoped that his visit would shine a spotlight on the “resolve and resilience of the Nepalese people” still recovering from the April 2015 earthquake.
Prince Harry is visiting Nepal among other things to mark the bi-centenary (200 years) celebration of the diplomatic relationship between United Kingdom and Nepal and pay tribute to the Gurkhas. The prince will also meet survivors of April and May's earthquakes - which killed nearly 9,000 people.
His official visit is also poised to promote tourism in Nepal. The recent decision of the British government to lift travel restrictions on Nepal and the subsequent visit of Prince Harry have come as a happy coincidence and a good sign for Nepalese tourism industry.
“Like so many people back home, I have grown up seeing beautiful images of Nepal in books and on television. Please come and visit Nepal since the country is open for business” said Harry.
Prince Harry is scheduled to visit Patan Durbar Square to take stock of the reconstruction efforts, trek to Lamjung’s Gaunda VDC before coming to Pokhara, will meet family members of Gurkha Army personnel as well as observe Gurkha Museum at the British Camp, enjoy a cultural show at a Gurkha Homestay before watching the sun set over the Himalayas.