|Tomb Raider Legend:
When, at the age of 21, Lara Croft survives a plane crash in the Himalayas, and is forced to make it on her own in the wilderness, her life is changed forever. It takes her two weeks to reach the city of Tokakeriby. (This storyline was changed for Tomb Raider Legend.)
- Main article: Nepal - The Ghalali Key
At the age of 9 young Lara and her mother survive a plane crash in the Himalayas. When exploring a nearby temple, Lara touches a mythical Sword. A strange portal opens and someone communicates with them. Lara's mother, misunderstanding what is said at the other end (Amanda Evert telling Lara to pull out the sword), pulls out the sword. She disappears and is transported to Avalon.
Years later, after finding pieces of Excalibur, which is very similar to the sword her mother pulled out, Lara returns to Nepal to collect a brooch her mother lost in the plane. As it turns out this brooch, which also goes by the name Ghalali Key, is the key to reassembling Excalibur. When Lara tries out Excalibur at the Stone Dais in the temple, the dais crumbles to pieces.
Following the trail left by Chase Carver, in the Saga of the Medusa Mask, Lara travels to Kathmandu in Tomb Raider: The Series Vol. 1, Issue 2. After being reunited with Chase, Lara heads out into the mountains to find the mask.