Crystal Mountain School


A school on the roof of the world


Crystal Mountain School, serving the Upper Dolpo region since 1994, is more than just a school. We are a community of educators, students, and families working together to create brighter futures for our children. With a focus on innovation, we offer a holistic education that includes not just the regular curriculum but also the Dolpo dialect of the Tibetan language, basic Buddhist philosophy, cultural performances and arts, and computer skills. Our education is adapted to the local culture, environment and stories of the Dolpo people. We believe that every child in our community deserves the best education and that is what we strive to provide at CMS.

CMS graduates have excelled academically in their further studies, and many continue to contribute directly back to Dolpo as skilled professionals.


alumni have completed 10th grade.


students have completed high school.


alumni have completed nursing or health assistant (HA) education.


students have completed BA, LLB, or MA.

Crystal Mountain School in the summer and under the snow.

Student Life at Crystal Mountain School

Student life at Crystal Mountain School focuses on empowering students through a well-rounded education, comfortable living facilities, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. Our dedicated team helps students excel academically and personally, leading to responsible and compassionate individuals.

Home Away from Home

Our residential facilities for senior students provide a comfortable and safe environment for them to live and study. Students are able to engage in learning after school hours and build a sense of community living with their peers.

Academic Excellence

Our dedicated team of teachers and staff are committed to providing students with a well-rounded education, helping them excel academically.

Extracurricular Activities

Crystal Mountain School provides a variety of extracurricular activities such as music and arts, theater, sports and more, to help students develop their talents and interests.

Community Involvement

Our students are encouraged to be active members of the community, participating in volunteer work, community service projects and other activities to give back to the Dolpo region.

Holistic Development

We believe in developing the whole child, which is why we provide opportunities for personal growth, self-discovery and leadership development.

Overall, student life at Crystal Mountain School is designed to empower students to not only achieve academic success but to also become responsible, compassionate and well-rounded individuals.

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