Peace Run at Mount Everest

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run recently made a special visit to the foothills of Mount Everest, to take part in the 70th anniversary celebrations of the first ascent of the famous mountain. The team of international runners met local people to share the simple message of the Peace Run, that "Peace begins with me." The peace runners also took part in a unique marathon - "Everest Marathon" billed as the world's highest mountain, with participants having to complete the 26.2 miles at an altitude of 5,356m.

The planting of a Peace Tree in Sagarmatha National Park with spectacular views of Mount Everest.

“How can I have peace?
Not by talking about peace,
But by walking
Along the road of peace.”

– Sri Chinmoy

The Peace Run team visiting school children in Namche Bazaar.


The Peace Torch is carried high into the Himalayas.


Everest Mountain - a unique challenge at over 5,000m altitude.


In the foothills of the Himalayas.

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