The Origin and its Significance

Druk Siddhi Tours, a registered tour operator in Bhutan with License number 1036248 has been founded in 2017 by one of  the ecotourism practitioners in Bhutan who made enormous contribution to eco-tourism activities of Bhutan since 1997.

Druk means Bhutan, the Dragon Kingdom and Siddhi is a Sanskrit term which means ‘accomplishment’. There are ‘Two-fold siddhis’ – supreme and ordinary siddhis (for details please click). The name has been so kept as we sincerely and honestly aspire you to accomplish your visit to Bhutan, while at the same time benefit our local community and environment, especially through Community Based Tourism.

In concise, we adopted our tagline as “Happiness Through Ecotourism” with the objective of achieving happiness by accomplishing our guest’s travel needs as well as benefit the local people and the environment. So, its a Siddhi – accomplishment for all!

Management

Our Founder Mr. Namgay Dendup worked with the Bhutan’s Forestry, Wildlife and Ecotourism services for 19 years, before voluntarily resigning in 2017 to pursue his passion on tourism particularly guiding. He enjoys being in field than staying in the office and for that reason Namgay has completed the Guide Course (with Distinction). Even during his government service days, he used to go as a guide for the government official delegations due to folowing resaons.

Namgay is well versed in all aspects of tourism and played a crucial role in formulating Community Based Eco-tourism, Home-stays, New Trek route, Recreational Parks and Nature Based activities in Bhutan.

His work entailed him to frequently travel the length and breadth of the country, and interact with local communities and other people while conducting socio-economic surveys. Besides he also managed to trek even the World’s Toughest Trek route of Snow-Man Trek on 3 occasions while making countless times to other trekking routes such as Jomolhari trek, Lingshi-Laya-Gasa trek, Masagang trek, Ada-Rukha trek, Merak Sakteng, Gangkar Puensum trek, etc.

The nature of his work enabled him to acquire in-depth knowledge of local livelihood, traditions, culture, history, floral and faunal knowledge of different regions of Bhutan. It is evident from the several Socio-economic Reports/Publication which he has produced covering different areas of Bhutan (refer his publications).

Further he has advanced his Business & Marketing studies (Technical College of Western Australia 2014-2016), besides  possessing professional studies in Forestry (North East Forest Rangers College, India 1995-1997 ) and, Wildlife and Eco-Development (Wildlife Institute of India 2003-2004).

Above professional experiences stand as a testimony to have really understood the various natural, historical and cultural resources of Bhutan. In fact each and every region of Bhutan present its uniqueness but its saddening to see that most fail to appreciate it, let alone interpret it. As an instance most guests just tells as “Dzonged-out” (enough of Dzongs). However there are plenty to present beyond just Dzongs, for which we are ready!

As such join us to explore those uniqueness and unveil the untold stories of the Last Shangrila!

Reports/Publications

  1. Dendup, N. 2013. Community Based Snow Leopard Conservation Project, Jigme Dorji National Park (Funded by Bhutan Foundation) – Leading to Jomolhari Mountain Festival, Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  2. Dendup, N. 2012 Community Based Ecotourism for Aja Ney, Bumdilling Wildlife Sanctuary (World Bank Project), Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  3. Dendup, N. 2012. Socioeconomic Survey Report, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  4. Dendup, N. 2011. Socioeconomic Survey Report, Wangchuck Centennial Park (Part II), Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  5. Dendup, N. and Wangchuk, K. 2010. Systematization and Analysis of the Contribution of National Parks and Biological Reserves to the Economic and Social Development in Costa Rica, Benin and Bhutan Code:03-T-07 – A Case Study from Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  6. Dendup, N. 2010. Socioeconomic Survey Report, Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, Natue Conservation Division, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  7. Dendup, N. 2009. Socioeconomic Survey Report, Royal Botanical and Recreational Park, Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  8. Dendup, N. 2008. Socioeconomic Survey Report, Wangchuck Centennial National Park (Part I), Nature Conservation Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  9. Dendup, N. 2008. Evaluation Report of Integrated Conservation and Development Program for Thrumshingla National Park, NCD, DoFPS, MoA, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  10. Dendup, N. 2006. Socioeconomic Survey Report, Royal Manas National Park, Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  11. Dendup, N. 2004. Socioeconomic Assessment in Sakteng Wild life Sanctuary, Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan.                                       
  12. Dendup, N. 2004 Participatory Learning and Action: a Manual for conducting PLA Fieldwork in Protected Areas, Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan
  13. Dendup, N. and Cameron, R. 2000. Integrated Conservation and Development Plan: A Pilot Project in Laya Geog, Gasa dzongkhag. Jigme Dorji National Park, Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan

  14.  Dendup, N. 2000. Ecotourism Prospects of Jigme Dorji National Park, Nature Conservation Division, Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Thimphu, Bhutan

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