Dhawalagiri Technical School (DTS), a constituent institution of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) is established in 2051 BS (1994 AD) at Thasang Rural Municipality- 03 (Former Lete Vdc 06) Mustang. It lies at the lap of Snow-clad Mountains with spectacular view of pine forest which add its fragrance. It is on the way to pokhara – Jomsom Trekking trail, the world-famous Trekking route called Annapurna Trekking circuit from where panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukche peak is seen.
After its establishment, in the initial days, it just delivers the short-term trainings to the hoteliers of Annapurna trek. In the year of 2053, to upgrade the hotel services and facilities of ACAP area, it starts one-year programs of Lodge /Hotel Management and Lodge/Hotel Coking/ Baking. In the time being it again add another 15 months Pre-Diploma program in Livestock production/ management in 2056 BS. Recently. Now, it is imparting four long term courses i.e. Pre-Diploma in Hotel Management, Culinary Art, Livestock Production/Animal Health and Agriculture (Plant Science). All the aforementioned courses are duration of 18 months.
In the sector of Vocational Trainings, it is conducting one to four weeks to three months mobile basis short term trainings related to Tourism, Veterinary, Agriculture, Construction, Heath and others sectors according to community demand.
In spite of being in rural setting, the school has hostel facility to 135 trainees (40 female and 95 male) and has own lodge called Pine forest Lodge and Restaurant having 16 comfortable rooms with 24 hours hot and cold-water supply with free WIFI service where the trainees of tourism get real experience of hotel during their training period. School is also well furnished by Cooking Lab, Restaurant Lab, Veterinary and Agriculture Lab with Separate theory class rooms for all courses, Enough Agricultural Field, library having enough reference books with e-library, well-furnished Seminar Hall having capacity of 100 candidates with quarter for all staff.
Since its establishment, the school has produced more than 1227 competent graduates in long term program and 3500 in short term Training according to school data record, and about 80% of them are employed starting their own business, domestic governmental and private organization as well as in foreign countries.