Christian Hainzl – Austria/ Myanmar, March 2016

I came across Myanmar City Star Agency via the blogs of the National Geographic Expedition to Hkakabo Razi. I had for some time been looking for an agent to bring a small group up to an unexplored area in the national park but was not convinced by the final offers I had received. On short notice I then contacted Myanmar City Star Agency and found the responses and dealing with my request from the start positive, responsive and professional. The manager was consistently straight forward in her responses, did not promise things that could not be delivered while competently advising on different options. During the tour, the organization of the logistics was to our expectations. The staff they had hired were great, service oriented and friendly and we enjoyed their company over the three weeks of the trip. To be added, that food and cooking was excellent; which one really enjoys on longer tours. We also appreciated that we had a guide from the area who could speak the local languages as well as very decent English. It was part of our final agreement that climbing will our responsibility only, and I happily recommend the agency for arranging of trekking tours in the Kachin Mountains.

(The article on this trip “Little Tibet in Myanmar” was published in the Myanmar Times online, Friday 26 February 2016.)