Kamar-Taj is the home and training grounds to the Masters of the Mystic Arts.
Kamar-Taj was founded as a place for sorcerers and sorceresses to train and control their powers. People often come here after being broken or damaged, physically and psychologically. Once they are healed from their wounds, they are allowed to choose between joining the Masters of the Mystic Arts or returning to their previous lives.
House of Wisdom
Kamar-Taj also houses spellbooks that have dangerous spells. Despite this, the warnings come after the spells rather than before, a common practice in the rest of the world. This can cause sorcerers to practice spells without knowing the risks and costs.
A Strange Pilgrimage
Following his car accident and the subsequent nerve damage suffered in his arms, Dr. Stephen Strange exhausted most of his wealth and sought out various medical procedures in an attempt to fix them, only to be told that it was impossible. After hearing from a counselor that a man named Jonathan Pangborn also received a similar injury and recovered completely from it, Strange sought out to find Pangborn and discover how he had done so.
During their encounter, Pangborn revealed that he had gone to a place known as Kamar-Taj in Kathmandu where his mind learned to heal what his body could not. Although Strange was skeptical, he used the last of his funds to travel to Nepal in a last-ditch effort to be healed from his affliction. Once there, Strange was met by the Ancient One and Karl Mordo, who both took their turns to train him to become a Master.
Studying the Ten Rings
In 2024, Wong brought Shang-Chi and Katy Chen to Kamar-Taj to discuss Xu Wenwu's rings with Carol Danvers and Bruce Banner via holographic call. Wong told them that the Ten Rings issued a beacon to a location unknown when Shang-Chi had used them.
Corrupted Doctor Strange
- In the comics, Kamar-Taj is an isolated community located in Tibet, on the Himalayas. It is the home of the Ancient One as well as many other sorcerers and mystics.
- Kamar-Taj's wi-fi password is "Shamballa", a reference to the graphic novel Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa.
- In Arabic, Kamar-Taj (قمر تاج Qamar-Taj) literally translates as "Moon Crown".