Hollywood actor Alex Kruz, known for movies like Red Cloud: Deliverence, Long Until Gone and Assassin: The Origin of Curtis Duvalle and Tom in America (2013) is currently in Nepal for a noble cause. He is here to assist the orphans, poor children and visually-impaired people.
The philanthropist has already handed over educational materials, playthings and clothes to the Goldhunga-based centre for the visually-impaired people and the Jorpati-based Buddhist Child Home in Kathmandu.
And at present he is in Pokhara to help “the poor and needy children”.
Kruz, who has already spent two nights at the Lake Side said, “Acting is my interest but helping people is my aim.”
During a brief conversation with The Himalayan Times, the 38-year-old silver screen artiste added, “I feel immense pleasure when I help the poor and helpless people.”
And he collects the required fund for the philanthropic cause “with the help of my friends. I also spend my personal earnings for the same”as per the actor who also has helped the children in risk and those suffering from fatal diseases in Ukrain and South America. Kruz has also supported the injured and the stranded people after the 9/11 attack in the Twin Tower in America.
Though he started his acting career in 2006, Kruz is into social services since the last two decades. Kruz, who holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology hails from New Jersey, US.
During his visit to help Nepal and Nepali people, the US actor is also enjoying the natural beauty of the country. And he was mesmerised by the beautiful mountains seen from the streets of the Lake City.
According to Kruz’s aide Shreeram Adhikari, the actor will be enjoying paragliding and a short trek in the Annapurna trekking route during his stay in Pokhara.
We returned yesterday from our trip to Nepal, followed by a short visit with our family in the Netherlands.
We cannot say enough about your company and the wonderful people who are part of Himalayan Glacier Trekking. From the moment we corresponded with you, we felt that we were in excellent hands. All this on very short notice!
Upon arrival in Kathmandu after three long flights, Tulsi was there with a big smile to greet us with beautiful garlands. The Shanker hotel was lovely and very accommodating. We were very happy with the comprehensive tour provided by your guide Buddi (spelling?) the following day. He was extremely knowledgeable and we even got to see the Kumari godess in Durbar Square!
Our stay in Pokhara at the Barahi Hotel was exceptional (it’s location is in fact nicer than the Kailash which was originally planned for us). I believe that Tulsi was instrumental in securing this reservation for us on very short notice when he found that there was no room at Kailash as we drove back from Nayapul. The setting provided a peaceful environment even though it was located in the center of town. When we returned from our trek, we also used the spa for a well deserved massage. The staff is truly welcoming and the restaurant offers excellent choices. I would strongly recommend this hotel over Kailash for your future clients.
Our trek was eventful as well as beautiful. Upon the recommendation of a Dutch fellow who was sitting next to me on the plane, Narayan made it possible for us to start the Annapurna Sunrise trek from Phedi so that we could ascend more slowly – rather than on the Nayapul side. This proved extremely helpful as when the route got steeper, I developed issues with my heart requiring me to stop frequently. This was totally unexpected and disconcerting to the four of us and I must say that in addition to Kirsten, Tulsi and Jay were extremely professional in dealing with this. They also took good care of us at our lodgings, making sure we were comfortable with extra blankets and masala tea. We developed a close relationship with them and we miss them! We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sunrise over Annapurna South and Machhapuchare at Ghorepani. Kirsten also went with Tulsi to Poon hill.
During our trek, we met two other couples who were trekking with HGT and were just as enthusiastic as we were. We also met people who were alone or who were unhappy with their guides and who might have benefitted from your services. We gave them your information as well. (Just a thought: it might be helpful for HGT if your guides had business cards to hand out to individuals as appropriate).
As you know, Kirsten and I opted to take a tourist bus back to KTM. I had in mind the same, scenic tour, that my mother and I had experienced in 1987. Nothing was farther from the truth. Travelling through the valley just outside of Pokhara was a shock. The air pollution was so dense that one could barely see 500 feet. We were incredulous that in these terrible conditions, families and children live their lives. The road on the narrow, poorly maintained, mountainside was frightening beyond belief. Had we known that this was the the case, we would have readily opted to fly back to KTM instead. It may be wise to alert your clients to the fact that travel on the roads – even in KTM – is an experience that most visitors may want to avoid.
When we returned to KTM, we found that we needed to travel home one day earlier than expected. Narayan could not have been more helpful in allowing us the use of his cell phone to speak with the airline. As a consequence, we managed to get the last two seats via Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam! It was a huge surprise and big treat to be taken out to dinner at the Rum Doodle restaurant. This had been on my wish list but without HGT, we would have missed it.
Upon take off from Kathmandu, we could see the Boudnath stupa in the distance. We said farewell to Nepal with great appreciation but also with sadness for the extreme conditions that most people deal with daily: from extreme air pollution to unsanitary conditions, hunger and poverty.
Kirsten and I will be happy to recommend your company to any person looking for your services - in addition to our friends and acquaintances.
I will also write a glowing recommendation to Trip Advisor. If there is anything further that we can do, please do not hesitate to let us know.
With deep appreciation to you and your staff for having made our visit to Nepal unforgettable. We are so happy and grateful to have found you!
I did have a wonderful trip and definitely want to go back to Nepal sometime in the future and plan on using your company when I do. Please make sure my guide Rishi Bhantana is recognize for the great job he did, it wouldn’t have been as special without him.
Also, would you do me a favor and make sure he and my two porters (Chef and Spanish….Rishi will know who is who) get the pictures. If they have any trouble getting the pictures please let me know. Also, if any of the three of them are in the office anytime soon please let them know that I’d love to hear from them if they have the time.
The Annapurna Sanctuary trek was fantastic and I’m very satisfied with the services provided my Himalayan Glacier Trekking. The whole team was great! Sudarshan was a great guide and he was very professional. Vishnu as well as Dhon and Prakash our porters were always helpful and went out of their way to make sure that our experience on the trek was nothing less than amazing. They were attentive to even the smallest details to ensure that we had a great trek.
I would like to thank the whole team at Himalayan for their excellent customer service. From beginning to end, it was a trip that I will remember for a long time. I would recommend Himalayan to anyone who wishes to go to Nepal. Himalayan took care of all the details of the trek, as well as the pre and post-trip arrangements in Kathmandu and Pokhara and this made my experience worry-free and wonderful.
Thank you so much for all the effort and time you and the team at HGT have put into my trek and adventure. It was one of the best times of my life. It provided me with an insight into Nepali daily life, how different cultures live and just how fantastic Nepal is.
Traveling by myself around Nepal was an incredible experience, but the most fascinating adventure was the amazing trek to Ananpurna Base Camp. I contacted Himalayan Glacier Trekking Agency thanks to a friend who told me about their excellent service and professional trekking guides. As soon as I contacted Naba, the operations manager, I got a very good impression of his agency, serious and trustful. He gave me really valuable safety tips before starting my trek and chose an excellent guide for me, Pradip.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
From the first to he last day I felt really safe trekking with my guide Pradip. He took care of me all the time, he was respectful, attentive and really responsible with his job. Everything was brilliant.I’m so glad I got to contact them. This trek to ABC has been one of the most beautiful experiences that I have ever had, that’s why I really want to thank Pradip and Naba who arranged everything so perfectly.
I recommend everybody who goes to Nepal to contact Himalayan Glacier Trekking Agency. They will organize an incredible trek like mine.
From the pre-trip meeting to the drop-off at the airport, we could not have received better service. However, to describe what Himalayan Glacier did as service, while accurate, severely understates what our group was provided with on our 10-day trek around the Annapurna Circuit, and that continued through our last day in Kathmandu. On the administrative side, it was clear that Narayan’s first priority was to ensure as smooth a trip as possible from beginning to end, which included providing us with transportation to the airport on our way out of the country, something we did not expect but was extremely thoughtful, convenient and save us a little extra time and money.
On the trek, our guide KP, assistant guide Pradib, porters Ram and Rajan, were engaged, friendly, witty and informative. At the end of the trip, we all felt a connection to each of them that will be renewed each time we look at our pictures. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience. Thank you Himalayan Glacier!!!
We look back at our wonderful photos and can’t believe it all took place just under one week ago. Thank you for making our time in Nepal so very special. It is an understatement to say that we will never forget it.
We have many highlights from our trip. It is a cliche, but an accurate one, when they say that it is the people who make a holiday extra special. This was certainly the case with us. From our wonderful guides, Hom Neth and Pradeep, (who knew everything from the technical aspects of the trip to how to make the best chipati in the Himalayas), to Sayam and “Khushie Ram” who were our very friendly porters, we were looked after from the moment we stepped off the plane, to the time we boarded again at the end of our trip. Read More