The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced they will visit Bhutan for the first time this Spring as part of a six-day royal visit that will also include several days in India. Kensington Palace has also confirmed an official visit by Prince Harry to Nepal, a destination it's understood he has long wanted to visit after serving with Gurkha troops in Afghanistan. Prince Harry has reportedly asked to see the country's reconstruction efforts after the devastating earthquake in Nepal last April.

There are many options for holidaymakers inspired by the royal visits to have their own immersive travel experience, join in with the local community and get an authentic view of a destination.

Rickshaw Travel believes the royal visits will have a positive impact on Bhutan, India and Nepal.  Travel is a huge social and environmental benefit to the destinations and people in these countries and they look to maximise the benefit of tourism whilst minimising the impact and working as sustainably as possible. Through authentic homestays guests will come face to face with new cultures and meet entirely new people with a completely different view of the world.