The school is located near Dzogchen village in Dege County, Karze (ch. Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province of China. This is the Kham area of Tibet where 800,000 Khampa Tibetans live. The school is situated at an altitude of 3800m.
The nearest big city is Chengdu, 800 km away. The way to get there takes at least two days and proceeds through dangerous mountain passes. Food needs to be brought from Karze 200 km away and firewood from Derge over 5050 m high pass Chola.