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British royal couple trek to Bhutan's cliff-side monastery

  • In this photo provided by Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is helped by Bhutan's King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, as she lights up an oil lamp in Thimphu, Bhutan, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, their first royal tour in two years. (Royal Kingdom of Bhutan via AP)

    In this photo provided by Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is helped by Bhutan's King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, as she lights up an oil lamp in Thimphu, Bhutan, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, their first royal tour in two years. (Royal Kingdom of Bhutan via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, in yellow, Bhutan's queen, Jetsun Pema, in red, Britain's Prince William, left top,  and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are seen inside a Buddhist temple in Thimphu, Bhutan, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, their first royal tour in two years. (Royal Kingdom of Bhutan via AP)

    In this photo provided by Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, in yellow, Bhutan's queen, Jetsun Pema, in red, Britain's Prince William, left top, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are seen inside a Buddhist temple in Thimphu, Bhutan, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, their first royal tour in two years. (Royal Kingdom of Bhutan via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, Bhutan's queen, Jetsun Pema, Britain's Prince William, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are seen inside a Buddhist temple in Thimphu, Bhutan, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, their first royal tour in two years. (Royal Kingdom of Bhutan via AP)

    In this photo provided by Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, Bhutan's queen, Jetsun Pema, Britain's Prince William, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge are seen inside a Buddhist temple in Thimphu, Bhutan, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a weeklong visit to India and Bhutan, their first royal tour in two years. (Royal Kingdom of Bhutan via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited a famed Bhutanese monastery on their weeklong tour of South Asia.

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, trekked through blue pine forests and among rhododendron bushes on Friday to reach Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest, which clings to the side of a cliff. It normally takes locals more than two hours to make the steep climb, but the royal couple were a bit faster.

Halfway up, the prince told reporters the view was "absolutely stunning."

The British royals are in Bhutan for two days, and also are visiting several cities in India.