The peace lamp from the birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini, is being taken to the Sagarmatha base camp.
Olympians Baikuntha Manandhar, Khadga Ranabhat, Krishna Basnet, Everest Marathon winner Deepak Rai, among other athletes have headed towards the base camp taking the peace lamp from Lumbini today.
They are scheduled to reach Solu via Tilaurakot, Kathmandu, Swoyambhu and Bouddhanath. They have headed towards Kathmandu on Sunday.
Nepal Tourism Foundation, buddhistcircuit.com and Tenjing Hillary Everest Marathon organised the programme to revive the tourism sector disrupted due to earthquake and border blockade.