Balakun Peak

Located 16 km from Badrinath, Balakun is a Himalayan peak situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It situated between Bhagirathi Kharak glacier and Satopanth glacier and is northeast of Nilkanth peak. The Alaknanda river originates from below this peak by the melting of these two glaciers at an altitude of 3,641 m (11,946 ft). It lies in the Gangotri region of peaks.

The Balakun peak was first climbed in 1973 by a six-man team of (Indo-Tibet Border Police) ITBP led by Hukum Singh.

The nearest place which is accessible by road is Badrinath. One can then trek to Balakun peak from Badrinath.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Bhupendra Kunwar
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