Danny Martindale

The royal explores the beauty of the South Asia country.

March 23, 2016

Prince Harry was set to conclude his tour of Nepal today by making several appearances that included giving an impassioned speech on women’s rights and visiting a children’s hospital—but then he extended his trip by six days. As part of his mission to bring to light the beauty of a country that faced extreme loss and destruction from several natural disasters in 2015, he's participated in several such inspiring engagements.

“Prince Harry will show his solidarity with the Nepali people still recovering from the devastating earthquakes last year, see the stunning natural beauty of the country, and pay a personal tribute to the Gurkhas, whom he served alongside in Afghanistan,” the Palace said.

The Prince took part in traditional ceremonies including throwing paint at Holi festival, visited the Golden Temple in Kathmandu as part of his visit to historic Patan Durbar Square, and received a traditional Tika in the village of Dalla in Bardia National Park.

He also stopped by a school in the village of Okhari, which sits 4,500 feet up in the mountains, to see how the Gurka Welfare Trust is helping to rebuild. He took an hour-long trek down the mountain after he spent the night with a Nepalese family in a sleeping bag.

As part of his extension, Harry will spend the next six days with Team Rubicon UK working with the community to rebuild a damaged school. He will also camp with a group of volunteers in a remote village in Central Nepal.

Check out all the amazing photos of his trip so far:

[View the story "Prince Harry's Nepal Photo Album" on Storify]

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