Druk Siddhi Tours, a registered tour operator in Bhutan with License number 1036248 has been founded in 2017.
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 the local community and environment.
Further, we adopted our tagline as “Refreshingly Different” for you will not just see and hear, but refreshingly feel with a difference.
Mr. Namgay Dendup who worked with Bhutan’s Forestry, Wildlife and Ecotourism services for 19 years, before voluntarily resigning in 2017 is managing the tour operations. Apart from sitting in the office, he enjoys being in the field and, for that reason he 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 following reasons. Namgay is well versed in all aspects of tourism and played a crucial role in formulating Community Based Eco-tourism, Home-stays, the New Trek route, Recreational Parks, and Nature-Based activities in Bhutan. Recently he was involved as Ornithological Consultant for Renewal Energy for Climate Resilience (ADB and DRE, Bhutan) where he carried out various bird surveys for 3 months (Feb- April 2021)
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 that he has produced covering different areas of Bhutan (refer to publications mentioned in posts on challenges and opportunities as a socio-economist).
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 having really understood the various natural, historical and cultural resources of Bhutan. In fact, each and every region of Bhutan present its uniqueness but it’s saddening to see that most fail to appreciate it, let alone interpret it. As an instance, most guests just tell 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 that uniqueness and unveil the untold stories of the Last Shangrila!