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Peace in a harsh landscape. The monastery is difficult to reach because an easy path is never rewarding.[1]

Nepal is one of the locations in Overwatch. It is a Control map. It has three stages: Village, Shrine, and Sanctum.

Years ago, a group of omnic robots experienced what they described as a spiritual awakening. They abandoned their preprogrammed lives to establish a monastery high in the Himalayas of Nepal, where like-minded omnics could gather to meditate on the nature of their existence. Led by their spiritual leader, Tekhartha Mondatta, they took over the ruins of an ancient monastery and turned it into the home of the Shambali, a place where omnics and humans alike make pilgrimages in the hopes of finding a greater truth.

Overhead map


Concept Art[2]


After the Omnic Crisis, a monastery was founded in the Himalayas by a group of omnics who had experienced a spiritual awakening. Under the leadership of Tekhartha Mondatta, the Shambali preached unity and equality wherever omnics were mistreated. The monastery became a popular site of pilgrimage for both omnics and humans.

One Shambali member, Tekhartha Zenyatta, left the monastery over a disagreement over how they should spread their message. His pupil, Genji, still lives in the village below.



Easter Eggs

  • The three stages are arranged like a staircase, with Village at the bottom, Shrine in the middle, and Sanctum at the top.
  • Between the cliff and the capture point on Village, on second floor, there is a room that is implied to be Genji's. It contains a Shimada haori, a smaller version of the large painting from Hanamura's last point (in Beta version), a katana stand, and a photo of young Hanzo and young Genji standing side by side.
  • One of the shops is named "Ravenwood's Kitchen", a shoutout to Indiana Jones movies where a character named Marion Ravenwood has a tavern in Nepal.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png November 15, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug allowing Reaper to Shadow Step to unintended locations on Nepal.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png August 9, 2016 Patch: Fixed an issue which allowed players to get stuck outside the normal boundaries of the map.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png July 6, 2016 Patch: Fixed an issue with collision not blocking line of sight on certain areas of Nepal.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png March 22, 2016 (beta) Patch: New routes have been added for the first and second control points; Removed some walls around the second control point.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png February 9, 2016 (beta) Patch: Nepal map added.


Maps in Overwatch
Assault Hanamura (Winter) •• Horizon Lunar Colony •• Paris •• Temple of Anubis •• Volskaya Industries
Escort Dorado •• Junkertown •• Rialto •• Route 66 •• Watchpoint: Gibraltar
Hybrid Blizzard World (Winter) •• Eichenwalde (Halloween) •• Hollywood (Halloween) •• King's Row (Winter) •• Numbani
Control Busan •• Ilios •• Lijiang Tower (Lunar) •• Nepal •• Oasis
Arcade Arena Black Forest (Winter) •• Castillo •• Ecopoint: Antarctica (Winter) •• Necropolis
CtF Ayutthaya •• Ilios Lighthouse | Well | Ruins •• Lijiang Night Market | Garden | Control Center •• Nepal Village | Shrine | Sanctum •• Oasis City Center | Gardens | University
Deathmatch Château Guillard (Halloween) •• Petra •• Kanezaka
Event Lúcioball Busan Stadium •• Estádio das Rãs •• Sydney Harbour Arena
Other Adlersbrunn •• Lijiang Tower (CtR) •• King's Row (Uprising) •• Rialto (Retribution)