Since construction started in 1998 this has become a multi-award winning school of over 700 pupils founded by Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche and designed in association with Arup with a vision to supply the contemporary education needs of children in an environment of constant change, whilst determined to preserve the cultural heritage of Ladakh.
DPKS now boasts a visitor centre for those interested in ground breaking education and construction, the Dragon Garden project, and ‘Rancho's school’ (3 idiots film).
Visitor Centre details:
DPKS Visitor Centre and Rancho’s Café
(next to the Shey stupa field)
Shey-Leh, 194101, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Peak season, May – September opening hours 8.00am-6.00pm
Off-peak, April and October, opening times vary so check before arrival.