Prince Harry arrives in Kathmandu
Prince Henry of Wales 'Harry' has arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday 19th March for his five-day-long official tour of Nepal. He has landed in the Tribhuwan International Airport in Qatar aircraft.
On Sunday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Prince Harry are scheduled to meet itself, according to the Prime Minister's Secretariat. Prince Harry will call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari. After that, the British Prince would leave for the onsite visit of the quake-hit ancient heritages in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
In Lalitpur, Prince Harry will visit the Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with historical and archeological importance and the surrounding temples. He will also observe the ongoing work to restore cultural monuments through traditional craft skills such as wood-carving and gilding. Prince Harry will then visit the Nagbahal-based Golden Temple.
During his official-visit, Prince Harry is also scheduled to Bhaktapur where he will visit a pre-positioning site for emergency supplies. The facility, which is run by the Nepal Red Cross with funding from DFID, provided assistance to 800 households during the initial twenty-four hours after the April 2015 earthquake. Next, Prince Harry will travel to Bhaktapur, where he will visit the Samo Thimi Technical School, which provides technical training for young people. This covers practical skills including metalwork, plumbing, printing, textiles and electrical work.
On March 21, Prince Harry will travel to Bardiya National Park and Banke National Park. He will experience rafting on the Khauraha River and view tiger camera traps in the jungle, the same day. He will also visit Dalla, a local community which is benefitting from the economic potential of tourism by offering home stays to visitors, the statement further read.
Prince Harry would also go for sightseeing in the tourist city Pokhara area, where he will take part in a trek in the foothills of the Himalayas. He will be introduced to the home of the Brigade of Gurkhas, saluting the extraordinary bravery and commitment that Gurkhas have shown in the last 200 years. Likewise, Prince Harry will attend the Nepal Girl Summit, the first of its kind in Nepal, to be organized by Nepal's Ministry of Children, Women and Social Welfare – with support from UNICEF and DFID – supports the promotion of gender equality in Nepal; in particular, by encouraging moves to end child marriage. Similarly, the British Prince will visit the Kanti Child Hospital and take stock about it.
On March 22, Prince Harry will watch the sunrise over the Himalayas (Everest Flight) before departing the hamlet and trekking to a local secondary school. The visit will conclude in Kathmandu on March 23. Prince Harry will be staying at the Soaltee Crowne Plaza in the Capital.