The Tibetan Village is a settlement up in the Himalayan Mountains. Tibetan Villagers live there along with a Tibetan treasure hunter named Tenzin with his daughter, as well as Karl Schafer, who headed an Ahnenerbe expedition to find the Cintamani Stone in a large system of ice caves. Schafer resolved to killing all his crew knowing what the stone could do to them.
Midway through the game, Nathan Drake is shot, and involved in a train crash. After escaping the train, he passes out. Tenzin finds Nate unconscious and brings him to the nearby village, saving his life, but he remains in a coma for a couple of days.
Later, Zoran Lazarevic and his army invade the village and tear it apart looking for the Phurba. Nate and Tenzin do their best to defend the village, but Schafer is kidnapped and Lazaravic's army drive off with him. Nate and Elena, who had traveled to the village since the crash, give chase in a truck. However, they are too late as Lazaravic kills Schafer and steals the Phurba.